StatisticRichmondVirginiaNational
Population216,7738,535,519328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)3,61821891
Median age33.237.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%44%43%
Speak English91%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Richmond is 1560% higher than Virginia
  • The median age in Richmond is 12% lower than Virginia
  • In Richmond 44.19% of the population is White
  • In Richmond 48.61% of the population is Black
  • In Richmond 2.12% of the population is Asian

Compare Richmond, VA Demographics

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      Richmond population breakdown by race

      RaceRichmondVirginiaNational
      White44.19%68.75%73.35%
      Black48.61%19.21%12.63%
      Asian2.12%6.05%5.22%
      American Indian0.46%0.26%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.03%0.07%0.18%
      Mixed race3.50%3.37%3.06%
      Other race1.08%2.30%4.75%
      In Richmond, 6.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

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      Richmond age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Richmond, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).