Richmond demographics profile

StatisticRichmondVirginiaNational
Population216,7738,310,301318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,61819191
Median age33.237.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%57%55%
Speak English91%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
Richmond, VA has a population of 216,773 and is the 101st largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,618 per sq mi which is 1791% higher than the Virginia average and 3894% higher than the national average. The median age in Richmond is 33 which is approximately 12% lower than the Virginia average of 38. In Richmond, 34% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 62% of Richmond residents were born in Virginia, 30% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Richmond is 1791% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Richmond is 12% lower than Virginia.
  • In Richmond 44.19% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Richmond 48.61% of the population is African American.
  • In Richmond 2.12% of the population is Asian.

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Richmond population breakdown by race

RaceRichmondVirginiaNational
Caucasian44.19%68.75%73.35%
African American48.61%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.

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