There were approximately 27,743 people living in the East End of Richmond in 2000.
For the sake of the math, this tally includes the 12 census tracts in the city east of I-95, south of I-64, and north of the James River (map PDF or see below).
The 2000 Census data showed Richmond as having 197,790 residents, down from 1990 (202,798) and 1980 (219,214). More recent estimates indicate that the loss has bottomed out and that the population has risen slightly, with Richmond now having just over 202,000 residents.
During the same period that the city lost 2.5% of its population, the population of these 12 tracts dropped by less than .5%.
Much more detailed information is available at factfinder.census.gov. Select Detailed Tables to dig more specifically into any of the individual tracts.
Census Tracts 201-212 (1990&2000)