Virginia Counties by Population (2024)

by Kristen Carney Kristen Carney

Updated: June 20, 2024

The most populated counties in Virginia are Fairfax County with 1,141,878, Prince William County at 489,640, Virginia Beach city/county with 453,649, Loudoun County at 436,347, and Chesterfield County with 383,876. You can get the most current Census population data for all 133 Virginia counties, sorted from the most populous counties in Virginia to the least, according to the 2023 Population Estimates Program.

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Rank County Population
1 Fairfax County 1,141,878
2 Prince William County 489,640
3 Virginia Beach city/county 453,649
4 Loudoun County 436,347
5 Chesterfield County 383,876
6 Henrico County 334,760
7 Chesapeake city/county 253,886
8 Arlington County 234,162
9 Norfolk city/county 230,930
10 Richmond city/county 229,247
11 Newport News city/county 183,118
12 Stafford County 165,428
13 Alexandria city/county 155,230
14 Spotsylvania County 149,588
15 Hampton city/county 137,098
16 Albemarle County 115,676
17 Hanover County 114,148
18 Suffolk city/county 100,659
19 Montgomery County 98,666
20 Roanoke city/county 97,171
21 Roanoke County 97,026
22 Portsmouth city/county 96,793
23 Frederick County 95,994
24 Rockingham County 86,568
25 James City County 82,654
26 Bedford County 81,525
27 Lynchburg city/county 79,535
28 Augusta County 78,247
29 Fauquier County 75,165
30 York County 70,952
31 Pittsylvania County 59,571
32 Franklin County 55,549
33 Campbell County 55,270
34 Culpeper County 54,973
35 Washington County 54,050
36 Harrisonburg city/county 51,082
37 Henry County 49,702
38 Shenandoah County 45,228
39 Charlottesville city/county 44,983
40 Prince George County 42,871
41 Manassas city/county 42,696
42 Warren County 41,843
43 Danville city/county 41,837
44 Louisa County 41,037
45 Isle of Wight County 40,711
46 Gloucester County 40,057
47 Tazewell County 39,120
48 Orange County 38,574
49 Wise County 35,174
50 Botetourt County 34,125
51 Pulaski County 33,655
52 Halifax County 33,432
53 Petersburg city/county 33,309
54 Accomack County 33,239
55 Caroline County 32,640
56 Powhatan County 32,105
57 Amherst County 31,396
58 Mecklenburg County 30,648
59 Carroll County 29,239
60 Smyth County 29,216
61 Fredericksburg city/county 28,928
62 King George County 28,568
63 Fluvanna County 28,462
64 Dinwiddie County 28,343
65 Wythe County 28,104
66 Winchester city/county 27,617
67 Goochland County 27,197
68 New Kent County 26,134
69 Staunton city/county 25,915
70 Salem city/county 25,600
71 Russell County 25,477
72 Fairfax city/county 25,144
73 Page County 23,741
74 Waynesboro city/county 23,182
75 Hopewell city/county 22,752
76 Rockbridge County 22,358
77 Prince Edward County 22,049
78 Lee County 21,745
79 Scott County 21,433
80 Greene County 21,301
81 Buchanan County 19,087
82 King William County 19,030
83 Westmoreland County 19,013
84 Colonial Heights city/county 18,393
85 Southampton County 17,975
86 Patrick County 17,509
87 Buckingham County 16,978
88 Radford city/county 16,971
89 Appomattox County 16,864
90 Bristol city/county 16,807
91 Giles County 16,457
92 Manassas Park city/county 16,361
93 Williamsburg city/county 15,847
94 Brunswick County 15,749
95 Floyd County 15,679
96 Nottoway County 15,566
97 Clarke County 15,466
98 Grayson County 15,285
99 Nelson County 14,705
100 Falls Church city/county 14,685
101 Alleghany County 14,595
102 Madison County 14,128
103 Martinsville city/county 13,763
104 Dickenson County 13,640
105 Amelia County 13,480
106 Poquoson city/county 12,635
107 Northumberland County 12,391
108 Lunenburg County 12,038
109 Northampton County 12,021
110 Charlotte County 11,336
111 Greensville County 11,133
112 Middlesex County 10,924
113 Lancaster County 10,859
114 Sussex County 10,757
115 Essex County 10,598
116 Cumberland County 9,878
117 Richmond County 9,184
118 Mathews County 8,514
119 Franklin city/county 8,339
120 Lexington city/county 7,528
121 Rappahannock County 7,414
122 King and Queen County 6,720
123 Galax city/county 6,717
124 Charles City County 6,610
125 Surry County 6,593
126 Buena Vista city/county 6,566
127 Bland County 6,179
128 Covington city/county 5,545
129 Emporia city/county 5,463
130 Craig County 4,843
131 Bath County 4,051
132 Norton city/county 3,492
133 Highland County 2,339

United States Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2023. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Web. May 2024. http://www.census.gov/.

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