Population of Virginia 2021

Population

In 2017 the population was estimated at 8.4 million people. The immigration surplus was 243,498, of which 139,977 were from outside the United States and 103,521 from within the country.

Ancestry

Of the predominantly white population of Virginia, around 11.7% come from German-speaking countries, 11.1% from Great Britain (predominantly England) and 9.8% from Ireland; 11.4% of the whites gave no information about their ancestors. Afro-Americans make up 19.6%, Hispanics (Latinos) around 6% and Asians, including many Vietnamese and Filipinos, around 5% of the total population.

Religion

The most important religious communities in 2010 were, according to the number of members: Southern Baptist Convention – 763,655, Catholic Church – 673,853, United Methodist Church – 467,417, Protestantism without denominations – 378,934, Islam – 213,032, Pentecostal movement – over 180,000, Episcopal Church – 120,579, Presbyterian Church – 115,955. There were also numerous other denominations, mainly Protestant ones.

Top Counties by Population in Virginia

Rank County Name Population Population Density (per kmĀ²)
1 Fairfax County 1,142,245 1,113.30
2 Prince William County 451,732 516.27
3 Loudoun County 375,640 278.87
4 Chesterfield County 335,698 304.35
5 Henrico County 325,166 527.87
6 Arlington County 229,175 3,420.52
7 Stafford County 142,014 203.17
8 Spotsylvania County 130,486 125.59
9 Albemarle County 105,714 56.44
10 Hanover County 103,238 84.28
11 Montgomery County 97,664 97.18
12 Roanoke County 94,420 145.26
13 Frederick County 83,210 77.40
14 Rockingham County 78,604 35.66
15 Bedford County 77,735 39.76
16 Augusta County 74,325 29.55
17 James City County 73,158 197.72
18 Fauquier County 68,793 40.88
19 York County 67,848 246.72
20 Pittsylvania County 62,205 24.56
21 Franklin County 56,275 31.40
22 Campbell County 55,097 42.22
23 Washington County 54,602 37.37
24 Henry County 51,892 52.47
25 Culpeper County 49,443 50.09
26 Shenandoah County 43,201 32.58
27 Tazewell County 42,910 31.86
28 Wise County 39,729 38.05
29 Warren County 39,094 70.57
30 Prince George County 37,873 54.97
31 Gloucester County 37,154 66.11
32 Isle of Wight County 36,325 44.41
33 Orange County 35,396 39.95
34 Halifax County 35,136 16.67
35 Louisa County 34,613 26.83
36 Pulaski County 34,343 41.33
37 Botetourt County 33,358 23.73
38 Accomack County 32,984 28.00
39 Amherst County 31,925 25.96
40 Smyth County 31,481 26.88
41 Mecklenburg County 31,092 19.24
42 Caroline County 29,995 21.74
43 Carroll County 29,735 24.12
44 Wythe County 29,130 24.30
45 Powhatan County 28,042 41.48
46 Russell County 27,902 22.68
47 Dinwiddie County 27,863 21.35
48 Fluvanna County 26,246 35.32
49 King George County 25,526 54.78
50 Lee County 24,753 21.87
51 Page County 23,737 29.49
52 Prince Edward County 22,963 25.12
53 Buchanan County 22,787 17.46
54 Rockbridge County 22,365 14.39
55 Goochland County 22,264 30.25
56 Scott County 22,137 15.91
57 New Kent County 20,403 37.51
58 Greene County 19,173 47.11
59 Southampton County 18,120 11.66
60 Patrick County 18,056 14.43
61 Westmoreland County 17,640 29.75
62 Buckingham County 17,043 11.32
63 Giles County 16,719 18.04
64 Brunswick County 16,709 11.40
65 King William County 16,280 22.87
66 Grayson County 16,023 13.97
67 Alleghany County 15,688 13.58
68 Nottoway County 15,684 19.22
69 Floyd County 15,662 15.84
70 Appomattox County 15,425 17.83
71 Dickenson County 15,126 17.55
72 Nelson County 14,796 12.11
73 Clarke County 14,374 31.38
74 Madison County 13,145 15.76
75 Amelia County 12,914 13.96
76 Lunenburg County 12,310 11.00
77 Northumberland County 12,243 24.63
78 Charlotte County 12,212 9.93
79 Northampton County 12,166 22.70
80 Greensville County 11,896 15.51
81 Sussex County 11,726 9.22
82 Essex County 11,141 16.68
83 Lancaster County 10,976 31.91
84 Middlesex County 10,617 31.50
85 Cumberland County 9,730 12.60
86 Richmond County 8,919 17.95
87 Mathews County 8,873 39.79
88 Rappahannock County 7,389 10.68
89 King and Queen County 7,169 8.76
90 Charles City County 7,051 14.97
91 Surry County 6,720 9.29
92 Bland County 6,572 7.07
93 Craig County 5,222 6.11
94 Bath County 4,481 3.25
95 Highland County 2,225 2.07

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