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Richmond’s population over 210,000 for first time since 1986

May 26, 2013 2:55 pm by

According to new population estimates released last week by the U.S.Census Bureau, Richmond’s population has grown to 210,309, up over 6,000 new residents since the official 2010 count of 204,214 (and up over 12,000 from the 2000 count of 197,790)

Richmond’s population peaked at 249,621 in 1970 with the last annexation. The count steadily dropped into the 1990s, with a bottom around 189,000. With steady growth since the mid-2000s, the city’s population crossed above 200,000 in 2008.


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