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Welcome to Richmond ...

When the people of Richmond refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Richmonder<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Richmond has a population of 230,436 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Richmond was established in 1737.

Richmond is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Richmond lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Richmond is located in the (804) area code.

Websites for Richmond ...

Official Website:   www.richmondgov.com/

Junior League:   www.jlrichmond.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Richmond had an population of 230,436 people. This is an increase of 12.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Richmond had a population of 204,214 people.

The population of Richmond represents 2.55% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 204,214 people, the population of Richmond increased 3.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 197,790 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Richmond.

Communities Also Named Richmond ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Richmond: This one is located in and the other is located in Henrico County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 62 communities that are also named Richmond - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia (4), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), Prince Edward Island, Quebec (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Richmond.

Communities near Richmond ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Richmond.

  • Hopewell [Hopewell City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell [Hopewell City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Richmond
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,529 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<5>
  • Ashland [Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Hanover County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Richmond
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,875 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<5>
  • Cherry Gardens [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Gardens
    • Cherry Gardens [Richmond County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Richmond
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Gardens
  • Chamberlayne [Henrico County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberlayne
    • Chamberlayne [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Richmond
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamberlayne have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberlayne
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chesterfield Village [Chesterfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterfield Village
      • Chesterfield Village [Chesterfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterfield Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield Village
    • Chippenham Village [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chippenham Village
      • Chippenham Village [Richmond County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chippenham Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chippenham Village
    • Dumbarton [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumbarton
      • Dumbarton [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumbarton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumbarton
    • Highland Springs [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Springs
      • Highland Springs [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Springs<5>
    • Lakeside [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside [Henrico County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
    • Mechanicsville [Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Hanover County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Richmond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsville<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Richmond. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Richmond.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Richmond. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Richmond.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Richmond. Our list includes 461 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Richmond.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Richmond ...

Looking for more information about Richmond? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Richmond, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Richmond.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Richmond: www.richmondgov.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Richmond refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Richmond may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Richmond.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Richmond - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richmond) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Richmond. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Richmond

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richmond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5418, Longitude: -77.4356    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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