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 77 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
  • 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: 60 percent White, 30 percent Black, 4.2 percent Asian, 5.8 percent Other
  • Median age: 38.5
  • Median household income: $63,599, above the U.S. average of $57,652
  • Educational attainment (population 25 and older):
    • High School Diploma or Some College with no degree: 46.5 percent
    • Associate’s Degree: 7.3 percent
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 22.0 percent
    • Graduate or Professional Degree: 13.2 percent
      • Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 35.2 percent vs. U.S. average of 30.9 percent

Population 2010-2030

Area 2010 2018 2030 2010-2018 2018-2030
Richmond City 204,214 228,783 242,451 12.0% 6.0%
Chesterfield 316,236 348,556 395,440 9.9% 13.5%
Hanover 99,863 107,239 118,679 7.3% 10.7%
Henrico 306,935 329,261 369,454 7.1% 12.2%
Greater Richmond 927,248 1,013,839 1,126,024 9.2% 11.1%
Richmond MSA 1,208,101 1,306,172 1,442,536 7.4% 10.4%
Virginia 8,001,024 8,517,685 9,546,958 6.2% 12.1%
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, Caroline, Charles City, Dinwiddie, Goochland, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and Sussex.