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The 2000 Census showed that Goochland County had a population of 16,863 people. This represented 0.24% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 59th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Goochland had a population of 21,311 people. This is an increase of 26.38% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201021,717+28.78%+1.91% since 2009
200921,311+26.38%+1.51% since 2008
200820,995+24.5%+1.74% since 2007
200720,636+22.37%+3.22% since 2006
200619,993+18.56%+4.07% since 2005
200519,211+13.92%+3.91% since 2004
200418,488+9.64%+2.69% since 2003
200318,004+6.77%+2.26% since 2002
200217,606+4.41%+2.03% since 2001
200117,256+2.33%+2.33% since 2000
200016,863The Last Census

Goochland County had 6,555 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Goochland County has a total area<3> of 290 square miles [751 km²]. Of this total, 284.4 square miles [736 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.92%) being water (5.56 square miles [14.39 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Goochland County had a population density of 59.3 people per square mile [22.89 people/km²], making it the state's 54th most densely populated county (out of 134 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Goochland County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Goochland and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the Goochland County QuickFact (QF-51075).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Goochland County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CumberlandQF-51049   SW9,7579,0178.21%
FluvannaQF-51065   NW25,73220,04728.36%
HanoverQF-51085   E99,93386,32015.77%
HenricoQF-51087   E296,415262,30013.01%
LouisaQF-51109   N33,07825,62729.07%
PowhatanQF-51145   S27,96422,37724.97%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Goochland. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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