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Virginia Census Data: Population & Housing Density

Population, Areas, and Housing Density for Virginia counties and selected cities are shown in this easy-to-read table and chart combination.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2000 Census.


Virginia Census Data: Population & Housing Density
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
Virginia

7,078,515

2,904,192

42,774.20

3,180.13

39,594.07

178.8

73.3

Virginia
Accomack Co.38,30519,5501,310.05854.80455.2484.142.9Accomack Co.
Albemarle Co.79,23633,720726.183.58722.61109.746.7Albemarle Co.
Alleghany Co.12,9265,812445.671.04444.6329.113.1Alleghany Co.
Amelia Co.11,4004,609358.541.74356.8032.012.9Amelia Co.
Amherst Co.31,89412,958478.783.60475.1867.127.3Amherst Co.
Appomattox Co.13,7055,828334.731.05333.6941.117.5Appomattox Co.
Arlington Co.189,45390,42625.960.0925.877,323.33,495.4Arlington Co.
Augusta Co.65,61526,738970.930.57970.3667.627.6Augusta Co.
Bath Co.5,0482,896534.562.70531.869.55.4Bath Co.
Bedford Co.60,37126,841769.2514.75754.5080.035.6Bedford Co.
Bland Co.6,8713,161358.730.06358.6719.28.8Bland Co.
Botetourt Co.30,49612,571545.943.28542.6656.223.2Botetourt Co.
Brunswick Co.18,4197,541569.373.23566.1432.513.3Brunswick Co.
Buchanan Co.26,97811,887503.880.00503.8853.523.6Buchanan Co.
Buckingham Co.15,6236,290583.562.70580.8626.910.8Buckingham Co.
Campbell Co.51,07822,088507.262.78504.48101.243.8Campbell Co.
Caroline Co.22,1218,889538.896.36532.5241.516.7Caroline Co.
Carroll Co.29,24514,680477.641.30476.3461.430.8Carroll Co.
Charles City Co.6,9262,895204.2221.46182.7637.915.8Charles City Co.
Charlotte Co.12,4725,734477.442.45474.9926.312.1Charlotte Co.
Chesterfield Co.259,90397,707436.9911.23425.75610.5229.5Chesterfield Co.
Clarke Co.12,6525,388178.191.57176.6271.630.5Clarke Co.
Craig Co.5,0912,554330.610.00330.6115.47.7Craig Co.
Culpeper Co.34,26212,871382.281.27381.0089.933.8Culpeper Co.
Cumberland Co.9,0174,085299.731.28298.4530.213.7Cumberland Co.
Dickenson Co.16,3957,684333.631.91331.7149.423.2Dickenson Co.
Dinwiddie Co.24,5339,707506.983.31503.6748.719.3Dinwiddie Co.
Essex Co.9,9894,926285.9128.14257.7738.819.1Essex Co.
Fairfax Co.969,749359,411406.6111.57395.042,454.8909.8Fairfax Co.
Fauquier Co.55,13921,046651.421.72649.7084.932.4Fauquier Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
Virginia

7,078,515

2,904,192

42,774.20

3,180.13

39,594.07

178.8

73.3

Virginia
Floyd Co.13,8746,763381.230.01381.2236.417.7Floyd Co.
Fluvanna Co.20,0478,018290.212.84287.3769.827.9Fluvanna Co.
Franklin Co.47,28622,717711.5619.48692.0868.332.8Franklin Co.
Frederick Co.59,20923,319415.621.00414.63142.856.2Frederick Co.
Giles Co.16,6577,732360.403.07357.3346.621.6Giles Co.
Gloucester Co.34,78014,494288.0071.39216.61160.666.9Gloucester Co.
Goochland Co.16,8636,555289.995.56284.4359.323.0Goochland Co.
Grayson Co.17,9179,123445.903.26442.6440.520.6Grayson Co.
Greene Co.15,2445,986156.960.39156.5897.438.2Greene Co.
Greensville Co.11,5603,765296.811.37295.4439.112.7Greensville Co.
Halifax Co.37,35516,953829.5610.27819.3045.620.7Halifax Co.
Hanover Co.86,32032,196474.081.40472.68182.668.1Hanover Co.
Henrico Co.262,300112,570244.606.54238.061,101.8472.9Henrico Co.
Henry Co.57,93025,921384.392.04382.35151.567.8Henry Co.
Highland Co.2,5361,822415.860.00415.866.14.4Highland Co.
Isle of Wight Co.29,72812,066362.7646.89315.8794.138.2Isle of Wight Co.
James City Co.48,10220,772179.7136.79142.92336.6145.3James City Co.
King and Queen Co.6,6303,010326.3310.06316.2621.09.5King and Queen Co.
King George Co.16,8036,820187.797.79180.0093.437.9King George Co.
King William Co.13,1465,189285.6510.22275.4347.718.8King William Co.
Lancaster Co.11,5676,498231.3598.20133.1486.948.8Lancaster Co.
Lee Co.23,58911,086437.320.18437.1354.025.4Lee Co.
Loudoun Co.169,59962,160521.101.25519.85326.2119.6Loudoun Co.
Louisa Co.25,62711,855510.7913.65497.1451.523.8Louisa Co.
Lunenburg Co.13,1465,736432.380.68431.7030.513.3Lunenburg Co.
Madison Co.12,5205,239321.780.36321.4239.016.3Madison Co.
Mathews Co.9,2075,333251.96166.2885.68107.562.2Mathews Co.
Mecklenburg Co.32,38017,403679.2955.36623.9351.927.9Mecklenburg Co.
Middlesex Co.9,9326,362210.7580.46130.3076.248.8Middlesex Co.
Montgomery Co.83,62932,527389.431.21388.22215.483.8Montgomery Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
Virginia

7,078,515

2,904,192

42,774.20

3,180.13

39,594.07

178.8

73.3

Virginia
Nelson Co.14,4458,554474.311.95472.3530.618.1Nelson Co.
New Kent Co.13,4625,203223.4813.93209.5564.224.8New Kent Co.
Northampton Co.13,0936,547795.34587.97207.3763.131.6Northampton Co.
Northumberland Co.12,2598,057285.6793.36192.3063.741.9Northumberland Co.
Nottoway Co.15,7256,373316.101.45314.6550.020.3Nottoway Co.
Orange Co.25,88111,354343.411.70341.7075.733.2Orange Co.
Page Co.23,17710,557314.092.97311.1374.533.9Page Co.
Patrick Co.19,4079,823485.872.72483.1440.220.3Patrick Co.
Pittsylvania Co.61,74528,011978.187.42970.7663.628.9Pittsylvania Co.
Powhatan Co.22,3777,509262.401.12261.2885.628.7Powhatan Co.
Prince Edward Co.19,7207,527353.851.09352.7655.921.3Prince Edward Co.
Prince George Co.33,04710,726281.8516.23265.62124.440.4Prince George Co.
Prince William Co.280,81398,052348.3610.58337.78831.3290.3Prince William Co.
Pulaski Co.35,12716,325329.599.03320.57109.650.9Pulaski Co.
Rappahannock Co.6,9833,303266.830.26266.5726.212.4Rappahannock Co.
Richmond Co.8,8093,512216.3824.92191.4646.018.3Richmond Co.
Roanoke Co.85,77836,121251.040.18250.87341.9144.0Roanoke Co.
Rockbridge Co.20,8089,550600.981.35599.6334.715.9Rockbridge Co.
Rockingham Co.67,72527,328853.292.14851.1579.632.1Rockingham Co.
Russell Co.30,30813,191476.772.11474.6663.927.8Russell Co.
Scott Co.23,40311,355538.632.05536.5843.621.2Scott Co.
Shenandoah Co.35,07516,709512.530.32512.2068.532.6Shenandoah Co.
Smyth Co.33,08115,111452.310.22452.0973.233.4Smyth Co.
Southampton Co.17,4827,058602.352.80599.5629.211.8Southampton Co.
Spotsylvania Co.90,39533,329412.2711.41400.86225.583.1Spotsylvania Co.
Stafford Co.92,44631,405279.959.59270.35341.9116.2Stafford Co.
Surry Co.6,8293,294310.3131.22279.0924.511.8Surry Co.
Sussex Co.12,5044,653492.832.10490.7325.59.5Sussex Co.
Tazewell Co.44,59820,390519.890.15519.7485.839.2Tazewell Co.
Warren Co.31,58413,299216.322.63213.70147.862.2Warren Co.
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
Virginia

7,078,515

2,904,192

42,774.20

3,180.13

39,594.07

178.8

73.3

Virginia
Washington Co.51,10322,985565.983.12562.8690.840.8Washington Co.
Westmoreland Co.16,7189,286252.6423.46229.1872.940.5Westmoreland Co.
Wise Co.40,12317,792405.221.18404.0499.344.0Wise Co.
Wythe Co.27,59912,744464.621.37463.2459.627.5Wythe Co.
York Co.56,29720,701215.52109.87105.65532.9195.9York Co.
Alexandria128,28364,25115.410.2315.188,452.04,233.2Alexandria
Bedford6,2992,7026.900.016.89914.5392.3Bedford
Bristol17,3678,46913.160.2712.901,346.4656.6Bristol
Buena Vista6,3492,7166.830.006.83929.5397.6Buena Vista
Charlottesville45,04917,59110.260.0010.264,389.71,714.1Charlottesville
Chesapeake199,18472,672350.9010.18340.72584.6213.3Chesapeake
Clifton Forge4,2892,0693.100.003.091,387.5669.3Clifton Forge
Colonial Heights16,8977,3407.790.317.482,260.3981.9Colonial Heights
Covington6,3033,1955.670.005.671,111.3563.3Covington
Danville48,41123,10843.940.8843.061,124.2536.6Danville
Emporia5,6652,4126.970.076.89821.9349.9Emporia
Fairfax21,4988,2046.310.006.313,406.91,300.1Fairfax
Falls Church10,3774,7251.990.001.995,225.82,379.5Falls Church
Franklin8,3463,7678.400.058.35999.2451.0Franklin
Fredericksburg19,2798,88810.520.0010.521,833.0845.0Fredericksburg
Galax6,8373,2178.230.008.23830.9391.0Galax
Hampton146,43757,311136.2384.4551.782,828.01,106.8Hampton
Harrisonburg40,46813,68917.590.0317.562,304.4779.5Harrisonburg
Hopewell22,3549,74910.820.5810.242,182.3951.7Hopewell
Lexington6,8672,3762.490.002.492,753.8952.8Lexington
Lynchburg65,26927,64049.760.3749.391,321.5559.6Lynchburg
Manassas35,13512,1149.960.029.933,537.01,219.5Manassas
Manassas Park10,2903,3652.490.002.494,129.01,350.3Manassas Park
Martinsville15,4167,24911.010.0510.961,407.1661.7Martinsville
Newport News180,15074,117119.0550.7668.292,637.91,085.3Newport News
LocationPopulationHousing unitsArea in square milesDensity per square mile of land areaLocation
Total areaWater areaLand areaPopulationHousing units
United States

281,421,906

115,904,641

3,794,083.06

256,644.62

3,537,438.44

79.6

32.8

United States
Virginia

7,078,515

2,904,192

42,774.20

3,180.13

39,594.07

178.8

73.3

Virginia
Norfolk234,40394,41696.3042.5853.734,362.81,757.3Norfolk
Norton3,9041,9467.530.007.53518.5258.4Norton
Petersburg33,74015,95523.190.3022.881,474.6697.3Petersburg
Poquoson11,5664,30078.4362.9115.52745.4277.1Poquoson
Portsmouth100,56541,60546.6213.4633.163,032.71,254.7Portsmouth
Radford15,8596,13710.190.379.821,615.2625.0Radford
Richmond197,79092,28262.552.4860.073,292.61,536.2Richmond
Roanoke94,91145,25742.910.0342.882,213.21,055.3Roanoke
Salem24,74710,40314.590.0014.591,696.4713.1Salem
Staunton23,85310,42719.710.0019.711,210.3529.1Staunton
Suffolk63,67724,704429.0729.05400.02159.261.8Suffolk
Virginia Beach425,257162,277497.33249.03248.291,712.7653.6Virginia Beach
Waynesboro19,5208,86315.380.0215.361,270.8577.0Waynesboro
Williamsburg11,9983,8808.670.138.541,404.1454.1Williamsburg
Winchester23,58510,5879.330.009.332,526.71,134.2Winchester

Reading the Chart:

The entries under the Area in square miles headings are areas.

The entries under the Population and Housing Units headings are totals.

The Density per square mile of land area values are derived by dividing the population (or housing unit) count by the land ares. For example, dividing the total US population of 281,421,906 by the total land area of 3,537,438.44 gives a density value of 79.6 people per square mile.

In this chart the length of all of the colored bars represent percentages of the highest value of any county in the state. For example, the county with the highest population will have a colored bar that fills the cell. A county with half that many people will have a colored bar that fills half the cell. The same method is used for the colored bars shown in the Area and Density table cells. For small percentages the bar does not appear.

Abbreviations used in location names: Co.=County, C.A.=Census Area, Pa.=Parish, Mu.=Municipio.

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