RVA Demographics

Population

Total population in the Richmond MSA.

1,258,158

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Median Age

Median age in the Richmond MSA.

38.4

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Age

Total population broken up by age group for the Richmond MSA.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Land Use

Looking at how the region's land is committed to use over time helps us better understand growth patterns and make informed land use decisions.

Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, Regional Existing Land Use Inventory, 2013

Race & Ethnicity

"Other" includes American Indian, Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander, some other race, and two or more races.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

VCU Metroview

MetroView is a regional information and analysis system that allows users to see land use, employment, population, infrastructure, public facilities, environment, and government plans at the geographic level that interests them. Learn more about the project here.

VCU Metroview application screenshot

Population by Peer Region

Peer Region Population (2016)
Austin 1,942,615
Hartford 1,211,826
Jacksonville 1,424,097
Louisville 1,269,550
Memphis 1,341,339
Raleigh 1,243,720
Richmond 1,258,158
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Age by Peer Region

Peer Region % under 18 % 18-24 % 25-34 % 35-49 % 50-64 % over 64 Median Age
Austin 24.3 10.2 17.3 22 16.7 9.4 33.9
Hartford 21.0 10.3 12.3 19.3 21.4 15.6 40.6
Jacksonville 22.9 9.1 14.1 19.6 20.2 14.2 38.0
Louisville 23.1 8.6 13.5 19.7 20.7 14.5 38.8
Memphis 25.6 9.8 13.7 19.6 19.2 12.1 35.7
Raleigh 25.1 9.1 14.2 22.9 18.2 10.6 36.1
Richmond 22.2 9.6 13.8 20 20.6 13.7 38.4
U.S. 23.0 10 14 19 20 15.0 37.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

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