Richmond is a thirteen county metropolitan area located in central Virginia, with Richmond, the state capital, as its principle city.
The greater Richmond metro area is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country, with massive recent increases in the population. One of the biggest reasons for this large increase of population is the steadily expanding suburban areas surrounding the city of Richmond. Many of these new people are immigrants looking for affordable costs of living which Richmond has compared to many east coast cities.
Total Population: 1,271,334
(An increase of 5.23 % in the past 5 years.)
- Foreign Born - 84,180
- Language Spoken at Home - 104,411