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. The City of Richmond and counties of 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.
Rank of the Richmond metro area
Population in the prime working ages of 25-54
Median household income
Other single race
Two or more races
High School Diploma or Some College with no Degree
Bachelor’s Degree or higher (vs. U.S. average of 33.5 percent)
|City of Richmond||204,302||233,301||258,830||14.2%||10.9%|
Sources: Chmura Analytics JobsEQ, Accessed November 2021
Notes: Greater Richmond 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.
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