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Virginia Counties by Population

Below are the 133 Virginia counties sorted by population from 1 to 132 (there are some ties). The population data are from the 2020 Census Redistricting dataset. If 2020 Census data are not available for a geography, then the population data are from the Census’ 2019 American Community Survey. You can copy and paste this list directly into your favorite spreadsheet program. Don't you just adore lovely numbers listed nicely in columns & rows? We do!

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Rank County Population
1 Fairfax County 1,150,309
2 Prince William County 482,204
3 Virginia Beach city/county 459,470
4 Loudoun County 420,959
5 Chesterfield County 364,548
6 Henrico County 334,389
7 Chesapeake city/county 249,422
8 Arlington County 238,643
9 Norfolk city/county 238,005
10 Richmond city/county 226,610
11 Newport News city/county 186,247
12 Alexandria city/county 159,467
13 Stafford County 156,927
14 Spotsylvania County 140,032
15 Hampton city/county 137,148
16 Albemarle County 112,395
17 Hanover County 109,979
18 Roanoke city/county 100,011
19 Montgomery County 99,721
20 Portsmouth city/county 97,915
21 Roanoke County 96,929
22 Suffolk city/county 94,324
23 Frederick County 91,419
24 Rockingham County 83,757
25 Bedford County 79,462
26 Lynchburg city/county 79,009
27 James City County 78,254
28 Augusta County 77,487
29 Fauquier County 72,972
30 York County 70,045
31 Pittsylvania County 60,501
32 Campbell County 55,696
33 Franklin County 54,477
34 Washington County 53,935
35 Culpeper County 52,552
36 Harrisonburg city/county 51,814
37 Henry County 50,948
38 Charlottesville city/county 46,553
39 Shenandoah County 44,186
40 Prince George County 43,010
41 Manassas city/county 42,772
42 Danville city/county 42,590
43 Warren County 40,727
44 Tazewell County 40,429
45 Gloucester County 38,711
46 Isle of Wight County 38,606
47 Louisa County 37,596
48 Orange County 36,254
49 Wise County 36,130
50 Halifax County 34,022
51 Pulaski County 33,800
52 Botetourt County 33,596
53 Petersburg city/county 33,458
54 Accomack County 33,413
55 Amherst County 31,307
56 Caroline County 30,887
57 Powhatan County 30,333
58 Mecklenburg County 30,319
59 Smyth County 29,800
60 Carroll County 29,155
61 Wythe County 28,290
62 Winchester city/county 28,120
63 Fredericksburg city/county 27,982
64 Dinwiddie County 27,947
65 Fluvanna County 27,249
66 King George County 26,723
67 Russell County 25,781
68 Staunton city/county 25,750
69 Salem city/county 25,346
70 Goochland County 24,727
71 Fairfax city/county 24,146
72 Page County 23,709
73 Hopewell city/county 23,033
74 New Kent County 22,945
75 Rockbridge County 22,650
76 Waynesboro city/county 22,196
77 Lee County 22,173
78 Prince Edward County 21,849
79 Scott County 21,576
80 Greene County 20,552
81 Buchanan County 20,355
82 Westmoreland County 18,477
83 Colonial Heights city/county 18,170
84 Southampton County 17,996
85 King William County 17,810
86 Patrick County 17,608
87 TIE Bristol city/county and Manassas Park city/county 17,219
88 Buckingham County 16,824
89 Giles County 16,787
90 Appomattox County 16,119
91 Radford city/county 16,070
92 Brunswick County 15,849
93 Nottoway County 15,642
94 Floyd County 15,476
95 Williamsburg city/county 15,425
96 Grayson County 15,333
97 Alleghany County 15,223
98 Clarke County 14,783
99 Nelson County 14,775
100 Falls Church city/county 14,658
101 Dickenson County 14,124
102 Madison County 13,837
103 Martinsville city/county 13,485
104 Amelia County 13,265
105 Poquoson city/county 12,460
106 Northampton County 12,282
107 Lunenburg County 11,936
108 Northumberland County 11,839
109 Charlotte County 11,529
110 Greensville County 11,391
111 Lancaster County 10,919
112 Sussex County 10,829
113 Middlesex County 10,625
114 Essex County 10,599
115 Cumberland County 9,675
116 Richmond County 8,923
117 Mathews County 8,533
118 Franklin city/county 8,180
119 Rappahannock County 7,348
120 Lexington city/county 7,320
121 Charles City County 6,773
122 Galax city/county 6,720
123 Buena Vista city/county 6,641
124 King and Queen County 6,608
125 Surry County 6,561
126 Bland County 6,270
127 Emporia city/county 5,766
128 Covington city/county 5,737
129 Craig County 4,892
130 Bath County 4,209
131 Norton city/county 3,687
132 Highland County 2,232

United States Census Bureau. B01001 SEX BY AGE, 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 10 December 2020. http://www.census.gov/.

United States Census Bureau. "P2 Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race." 2020 Census State Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File. U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 Census. Web. 12 August 2021. https://www.census.gov/.

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