Richmond, VA



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.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 84,180
  • Language Spoken at Home - 104,411

Quick Facts

  • There are currently seven Fortune 500 companies located in the greater Richmond metropolitan area.

  • Between 2000 and 2010, the area has grown by 12.42 percent, and is expected to grow by another fifteen percent between 2010 and 2020.

  • Since the year 2000, the Asian immigrant population has more than doubled, and the Latino immigrant population has almost tripled.

  • Latin Americans are the largest ethnic group in the city, making up over half of the foreign-born population in the city.

  • Richmond has recently seen significant increases in the southeast Asian population.


Profile

In the past, Richmond's ethnic makeup has primarily consisted of European immigrants from western and central Europe. However, more recently the area has seen an ethnic shift both in the city and the surrounding suburbs. Latino's are now the largest ethnic group in the greater Richmond area, and Asians, especially south and southeast Asians, are the fastest growing people group in the city.

There is a significant presence of immigrants from South American and Latin Caribbean countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Brazil, most of which have come within the last two decades. The southeast Asian population has also seen a recent spike with many Vietnamese and Filipino immigrants making their home in the suburbs surrounding the capital city. It is estimated that by as soon as 2025 foreign-born people will make up over ten percent of the total population.


People Group Highlights

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StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
AfrikanerSouth AfricaSub-Saharan African PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant646
Arab, EgyptianEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam1,109
Arab, LebaneseLebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam258
Arab, MoroccanMoroccoNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam - Sunni276
BrazilianBrazilAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal1,249
Cambodian, KhmerCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,689
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism2,807
ColombianColombiaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic998
Ethiopian, AmharaEthiopiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaChristianity - Orthodox775
Filipino, TagalogPhilippinesSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,699
FrenchFranceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic3,828
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox2,310
GhanaianGhanaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Protestant632
GreekGreeceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox1,135
GujaratiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism1,256
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism2,800
HonduranHondurasAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic1,719
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,191
JamaicanJamaicaAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity878
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism774
Jew, IsraeliIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism203
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant3,291
Mixtec, Southeastern GuerreroMexicoAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic2,000
NigerianNigeriaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Protestant857
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam1,066