The population of the Richmond Metro Statistical Area (MSA) is nearly 1.3 million and a growing international community adds to the area’s cultural diversity and cosmopolitan character. Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico account for 77 percent of the Richmond MSA’s population with the population growth rate slightly higher than the Richmond MSA’s growth rate.

  • In 2015, the Richmond MSA was the nation’s 45th largest metro area
  • Nearly 55 percent of the total population is in the prime working ages of 25-64, higher than the national average of 53 percent
  • Sex: 48 percent Male, 52 percent Female
  • Race: 62 percent White, 30 percent Black, 3.6 percent Asian, 1.7 percent Other
  • Median age: 38.2
  • Median household income 2015: $59,919, above the U.S. average of $53,889
  • Educational attainment (population 25 and older): High school graduate 88 percent, Some college or associates degree 28.4 percent, Bachelor’s degree or higher 33.7 percent
  • Population:
Area 2010 2016 2030 (p) 2010-2016 2016-2030
Richmond City 204,214 221,679 242,451 8.6% 9.3%
Chesterfield 316,236 333,963 395,440 5.6% 18.4%
Hanover 99,863 105,210 118,679 5.4% 12.8%
Henrico 306,935 321,233 369,454 4.7% 15%
Greater Richmond 927,248 982,085 1,126,024 5.9% 14.6%
Richmond MSA 1,208,101 1,269,129 1,442,536 5.1% 13.6%
Virginia 8,001,024 8,411,808 9,546,958 5.1% 13.5%

(p): University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service source of 2030 population projections

Notes: The Richmond Region includes the City of Richmond and Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico counties. The Richmond MSA includes these localities plus the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell and the counties of Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Dinwiddie, Goochland, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and Sussex.