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 79 percent of the Richmond MSA’s population with the population growth rate slightly higher than the Richmond MSA’s growth rate.
- The Richmond MSA is the nation’s 46th largest metro area
- 54 percent of the total population is in the prime working ages of 25-64, higher than the national average of 52 percent
- Sex: 48 percent Male, 52 percent Female
- Race: 61 percent White, 30 percent Black, 3.9 percent Asian, 5.2 percent Other
- Median age: 38.8
- Median household income: $67,703, above the U.S. average of $61,937
- Educational attainment (population 25 and older):
- High School Diploma or Some College with no degree: 44.0 percent
- Associate’s Degree: 7.3 percent
- Bachelor’s Degree: 23.5 percent
- Graduate or Professional Degree: 14.7 percent
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 38.1 percent vs. U.S. average of 32.6 percent
Sources: Annual Population Estimates of the Resident Population, 2018 Population Estimates; 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates; 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, Charles City, Dinwiddie, Goochland, King and Queen, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and Sussex.