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Richmond population up almost 19,000 since 2010

May 26, 2017 6:52 am by

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the Richmond population at 223,170 people as of July 2016. This is an increase of over 1% from last year, and up almost 19,000 from the 2010 count of 204,214.

The city’s population 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. It was only in 2014 that the population of the East End began to rise again after falling since at least 1990.

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