Greater Richmond Partnership

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. is the regional economic development group representing the City of Richmond and the Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico.

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Richmond: Love What You Find

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The population of the Richmond MSA is nearly 1.3 million and a growing international community adds to the area’s cultural diversity and cosmopolitan character. The Greater Richmond region accounts for 74% of the Richmond MSA’s population with the population growth rate slightly higher than the Richmond MSA’s growth rate.

  • In 2013, the Richmond MSA was the nation’s 44th largest metro area
  • Nearly 55% of the total population is in the prime working ages of 25-64, higher than the national average of 53%
  • Sex: 49% Male, 51% Female
  • Race: 63% White, 30% Black, 3% Asian, 4% Other
  • Median age: 37.9
  • Median household income 2012: $58,577, above the U.S. average of $53,046
  • Educational attainment (population 25 and older):
    High school graduate 88.2%, Some college or associates degree 27.6%, Bachelor's degree or higher 33.7%
  • Population:
Area 2000 2013 2018(p) 2000-2013 2013-2018
Richmond City 197,790 211,172 221,176 6.77% 4.74%
Chesterfield 259,903 326,950 340,899 25.80% 4.27%
Hanover 86,320 101,702 104,050 17.82% 2.31%
Henrico 262,300 316,973 332,490 20.84% 4.90%
Greater Richmond 806,313 956,797 998,615 18.66% 4.37%
Richmond MSA 1,096,957 1,293,477 1,350,259 17.92% 4.39%
Virginia 7,078,474 8,260,405 8,597,443 16.70% 4.08%

(p): Esri forecasts for 2018

Notes: Greater Richmond includes the City of Richmond and Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico counties. The Richmond MSA includes these localities plus the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell and the counties of Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Dinwiddie, Goochland, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and Sussex.  

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Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc.
901 E. Byrd St., Suite 801
Richmond, VA, USA 23219
(804) 643-3227
(800) 229-6332

International Cost Comparison

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