Virginia Census Data
Data for Virginia show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts are Virginia Beach, 437,994; Norfolk, 242,803; Chesapeake, 222,209; Richmond, 204,214; and Newport News, 180,719. Virginia Beach grew by 3.0 percent since the 2000 Census. Norfolk grew by 3.6 percent, Chesapeake grew by 11.6 percent, Richmond grew by 3.2 percent and Newport News grew by 0.3 percent.
The largest county is Fairfax with a population of 1,081,726. Its population grew by 11.5 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include Prince William, with a population of 402,002 (increase of 43.2 percent); Chesterfield, population of 316,236 (increase of 21.7 percent); Loudoun, population of 312,311 (increase of 84.1 percent); and Henrico, population of 306,935 (increase of 17.0 percent). Read More »