New data from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the Richmond population at 220,289 people as of July 2015. This is an increase of about 3,500 people from last year, and up almost 16,000 from the 2010 count of 204,214.
Notably, this is the first time the city population has been over 220,000 since at least 1981. The count peaked at just over 249,000 in 1970, fell to a low under 190,000 sometime in the mid-1990s, and began to gain traction again in the mid-2000s.
SEE ALSO: East End population rising for first time since at least 1990 (12/3/2015)