The population of the Richmond Metro Statistical Area (MSA) is over 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 45th largest metro area
  • 41 percent of the total population is in the prime working ages of 25-54, higher than the national average of 39 percent
  • Sex: 48 percent Male, 52 percent Female
  • Race: 61 percent White, 30 percent Black, 3.8 percent Asian, 1.8 percent Other
  • Median age: 38.9
  • Median household income: $69,509, above the U.S. average of $62,843
  • Educational attainment (population 25 to 64):
    • High School Diploma or Some College with no degree: 44.1 percent
    • Associate’s Degree: 7.9 percent
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 24.8 percent
    • Graduate or Professional Degree: 14.6 percent
      • Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 39.4 percent vs. U.S. average of 33.5 percent

Population 2010-2030

Area 2010 2020 2030 2010-2020 2020-2030
Richmond City 204,302 233,301 258,830 14.2% 10.9%
Chesterfield 317,198 357,318 402,903 12.6% 12.76%
Hanover 99,902 109,105 122,315 9.2% 12.11%
Henrico 307,253 333,040 354,975 8.4% 6.59%
Greater Richmond 928,655 1,032,764 1,139,023 11.2% 10.29%
Richmond MSA 1,188,246 1,305, 113 1,431,933 9.8% 9.72%
Virginia 8,023,699 8,585,941 9,072,098 7.0% 5.66%

Sources: Chmura Analytics JobsEQ, Accessed November 2021

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.