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Richmond Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Richmond Area is 1,234,058. The Richmond Area population density is 211.32 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 191.35 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Richmond Area is white, which represent 62.24% of the total population. The average Richmond Area education level is about the same as the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 1,234,058. #43

Population Density, #154

Richmond Area
211.32 per square mile
191.35 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:768,071 (62.24%, #779)
Black:371,424 (30.10%, #80)
Hispanic:67,055 (5.43%, #435)
Asian:42,474 (3.44%, #95)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):4,791 (0.39%, #449)
One Race, Other:16,200 (1.31%, see rank)
Two or More Races:31,098 (2.52%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:20,942 (31.23%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:10,741 (16.02%, see rank)
Cuban:2,214 (3.30%, see rank)
Central American:23,282 (34.72%, see rank)
South American:5,344 (7.97%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:14,599 (34.37%, see rank)
Chinese:6,721 (15.82%, see rank)
Filipino:3,473 (8.18%, see rank)
Japanese:891 (2.10%, see rank)
Korean:4,172 (9.82%, see rank)
Vietnamese:5,652 (13.31%, see rank)
Asian, Other:6,966 (16.40%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

1,050,594 (85.13%) out of the total population of 1,234,058 reported first ancestry.

 Richmond Area% of the Total PopulationVirginiaU.S.
Arab8,1050.66%, see rank0.83%0.56%
Czech3,7500.30%, see rank0.28%0.47%
Danish1,8800.15%, see rank0.23%0.42%
Dutch9,4940.77%, see rank1.00%1.40%
English146,45211.87%, see rank10.69%8.02%
French27,7402.25%, see rank2.33%3.34%
German123,74810.03%, see rank11.87%15.03%
Greek4,3970.36%, see rank0.41%0.41%
Hungarian4,4440.36%, see rank0.35%0.46%
Irish106,1388.60%, see rank9.99%10.80%
Italian44,4303.60%, see rank4.00%5.52%
Norwegian6,5550.53%, see rank0.61%1.42%
Polish20,2131.64%, see rank1.89%3.01%
Portuguese1,3970.11%, see rank0.20%0.44%
Russian7,3810.60%, see rank0.70%0.92%
Scotch-Irish20,9761.70%, see rank1.68%0.99%
Scottish26,6472.16%, see rank2.13%1.72%
Subsaharan African17,6011.43%, see rank2.02%0.95%
Swedish6,9690.56%, see rank0.71%1.27%
Swiss1,9050.15%, see rank0.24%0.30%
Ukrainian3,2000.26%, see rank0.23%0.31%
American101,8928.26%, see rank11.04%7.12%
Welsh7,7160.63%, see rank0.65%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 597,984 (48.46%, see rank)
Females: 636,074 (51.54%, see rank)

Richmond Area
Male: 48.46%
Female: 51.54%
Male: 49.15%
Female: 50.85%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Richmond Area
38.00 years old
37.60 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Richmond Area
36.50 years old
36.20 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Richmond Area
39.40 years old
38.90 years old
38.80 years old

 Richmond Area% of the Total PopulationVirginiaU.S.
Under 5 years74,2056.01%, see rank6.25%6.36%
5 to 9 years76,8006.22%, see rank6.34%6.51%
10 to 14 years80,4176.52%, see rank6.32%6.59%
15 to 19 years84,6756.86%, see rank6.72%6.85%
20 to 24 years85,1276.90%, see rank7.16%7.13%
25 to 34 years168,62413.66%, see rank13.90%13.47%
35 to 44 years163,71213.27%, see rank13.42%12.96%
45 to 54 years183,75414.89%, see rank14.64%14.09%
55 to 64 years158,11212.81%, see rank12.28%12.29%
65 to 74 years91,5337.42%, see rank7.51%7.64%
75 to 84 45,4933.69%, see rank3.85%4.25%
85 years and over21,6061.75%, see rank1.60%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Richmond AreaVirginiaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population832,834, 100%5,501,125209,056,129
Less Than High School104,655, 12.57%, see rank12.11%13.67%
High School Graduate221,169, 26.56%, see rank25.01%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree231,307, 27.77%, see rank27.11%29.09%
Bachelor Degree174,059, 20.90%, see rank20.74%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree101,644, 12.20%, see rank15.03%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.74, see rank13.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Richmond Area VirginiaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten35,81563.71%36.29%63.13%36.87%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)123,55390.85%, see rank9.15%, see rank90.08%9.92%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)66,59291.42%, see rank8.58%, see rank91.63%8.37%90.60%9.40%
College75,02280.48%, see rank19.52%, see rank79.69%20.31%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School18,08471.07%, see rank28.93%, see rank62.00%38.00%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Richmond AreaVirginiaU.S.
Total Households463,593, 100%3,041,710116,211,092
Average Household Size2.58, see rank2.612.63
1 Person Households130,641, 28.18%, see rank26.52%27.57%
2 or More Person Households332,952, 71.82%, see rank73.48%72.43%
Family Households (Families)304,811, 65.75%, see rank67.30%66.22%
Average Family Size3.25, see rank3.253.32
Married-Couple Family217,199, 46.85%, see rank50.70%48.42%
Nonfamily Households158,782, 34.25%, see rank32.70%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Richmond Area%VirginiaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total1,002,636see rank6,637,353252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over479,929100%, see rank3,232,491123,281,364
Never Married176,54536.79%, see rank34.57%35.77%
Married248,09851.69%, see rank54.49%52.04%
Widowed11,8772.47%, see rank2.36%2.57%
Divorced43,4099.04%, see rank8.57%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over522,707100%, see rank3,404,862129,692,771
Never Married164,80031.53%, see rank28.53%29.48%
Married246,76447.21%, see rank51.39%49.19%
Widowed46,4168.88%, see rank8.68%9.16%
Divorced64,72712.38%, see rank11.39%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Richmond Area%VirginiaU.S.
Native1,143,41892.66%, see rank88.41%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence744,77460.35%, see rank49.57%58.73%
Born in Different State383,07131.04%, see rank37.13%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
15,5731.26%, see rank1.72%1.42%
Foreign Born90,6407.34%, see rank11.59%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship39,7373.22%, see rank5.55%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship50,9034.12%, see rank6.04%7.09%
Born In Europe13,3991.09%, see rank1.25%1.53%
Born In Asia33,6622.73%, see rank4.79%3.82%
Born In Africa8,2530.67%, see rank1.11%0.55%
Born In Oceania3400.03%, see rank0.05%0.07%
Born In Latin America33,2332.69%, see rank4.20%6.83%
Born In Northern America1,7410.14%, see rank0.19%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Richmond Area%VirginiaU.S.
English414,94989.51%, see rank84.46%79.39%
Spanish20,8934.51%, see rank6.31%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages14,3673.10%, see rank4.18%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages9,5592.06%, see rank3.67%3.36%
Other3,8250.83%, see rank1.38%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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