Richmond city, Virginia

According to the 2000 Census, Richmond city, Virginia has a population of 197,790 people. Of those, 75,744 (38%) are White, 113,108 (57%) are Black, and 5,074 (3%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,618 (or 1% of the 197,790 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Richmond city a population of 196,172 with a demographic that is 39% White, 57% Black, and 3% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 197,790 1,618 196,172
White 75,744 160 75,584
Black 113,108 1,447 111,661
Latino 5,074 17 5,057


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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