100 Biggest Cities In Virginia For 2021

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Virginia. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 357 cities and places in Virginia.

We all love the biggest cities that the Old Dominion has to offer. You know the places like Virginia Beach and Norfolk which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Virginia that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Virginia with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Virginia, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Virginia, check out:

The 10 Biggest Cities In Virginia

Virginia Beach, VA
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 450,201
Population 2010: 435,996
Growth: 3.3%
More on Virginia Beach: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Norfolk, VA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 244,601
Population 2010: 242,143
Growth: 1.0%
More on Norfolk: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Chesapeake, VA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 239,982
Population 2010: 219,268
Growth: 9.4%
More on Chesapeake: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Arlington, VA
Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 233,464
Population 2010: 197,467
Growth: 18.2%
More on Arlington: Homes For Sale | Data

Richmond, VA
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 226,622
Population 2010: 201,828
Growth: 12.3%
More on Richmond: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Newport News, VA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 179,673
Population 2010: 181,822
Growth: -1.2%
More on Newport News: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Alexandria, VA
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 157,613
Population 2010: 133,647
Growth: 17.9%
More on Alexandria: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Hampton, VA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 135,041
Population 2010: 139,046
Growth: -2.9%
More on Hampton: Homes For Sale | Data

Roanoke, VA
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 99,229
Population 2010: 95,793
Growth: 3.6%
More on Roanoke: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Portsmouth, VA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 95,097
Population 2010: 96,785
Growth: -1.7%
More on Portsmouth: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Virginia

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Old Dominion for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Virginia from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Virginia Beach.

The smallest? Rushmere, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Virginia

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Virginia.

Have fun snacking around in the Old Dominion!

For more reading on Virginia, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Virginia

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Virginia Beach 450,201 435,996 3.3%
2 Norfolk 244,601 242,143 1.0%
3 Chesapeake 239,982 219,268 9.4%
4 Arlington 233,464 197,467 18.2%
5 Richmond 226,622 201,828 12.3%
6 Newport News 179,673 181,822 -1.2%
7 Alexandria 157,613 133,647 17.9%
8 Hampton 135,041 139,046 -2.9%
9 Roanoke 99,229 95,793 3.6%
10 Portsmouth 95,097 96,785 -1.7%
11 Suffolk 90,093 82,544 9.1%
12 Lynchburg 80,569 73,726 9.3%
13 Centreville 74,125 72,406 2.4%
14 Dale City 72,627 63,625 14.1%
15 Reston 61,147 53,257 14.8%
16 Harrisonburg 53,273 47,406 12.4%
17 Leesburg 52,994 40,713 30.2%
18 Ashburn 49,848 42,369 17.7%
19 Tuckahoe 48,799 45,174 8.0%
20 Mclean 47,682 46,132 3.4%
21 Charlottesville 47,096 42,267 11.4%
22 Lake Ridge 44,716 39,421 13.4%
23 Blacksburg 44,303 42,149 5.1%
24 Annandale 43,295 38,439 12.6%
25 Burke 42,806 41,472 3.2%
26 Linton Hall 41,386 33,458 23.7%
27 Manassas 41,174 36,067 14.2%
28 Danville 41,070 43,787 -6.2%
29 Marumsco 37,770 32,423 16.5%
30 Mechanicsville 37,496 35,628 5.2%
31 Oakton 36,997 33,518 10.4%
32 Fair Oaks 33,481 27,539 21.6%
33 Springfield 32,222 30,548 5.5%
34 South Riding 31,515 22,982 37.1%
35 Petersburg 31,362 32,303 -2.9%
36 Sterling 30,271 25,516 18.6%
37 West Falls Church 29,623 27,608 7.3%
38 Fredericksburg 28,622 23,375 22.4%
39 Short Pump 28,328 24,035 17.9%
40 Winchester 27,897 25,953 7.5%
41 Cave Spring 26,001 25,539 1.8%
42 Salem 25,317 24,641 2.7%
43 Herndon 24,532 22,726 7.9%
44 Staunton 24,432 23,806 2.6%
45 Chantilly 24,368 22,120 10.2%
46 West Springfield 24,223 22,272 8.8%
47 Bailey's Crossroads 24,180 20,855 15.9%
48 Lincolnia 23,933 20,646 15.9%
49 Fairfax 23,531 22,058 6.7%
50 Hopewell 22,456 22,506 -0.2%
51 Christiansburg 22,163 20,288 9.2%
52 Waynesboro 22,140 20,885 6.0%
53 Chester 22,032 19,918 10.6%
54 Mcnair 21,485 15,213 41.2%
55 Brambleton 21,358 8,595 148.5%
56 Montclair 20,881 19,360 7.9%
57 Lorton 20,871 19,262 8.4%
58 Neabsco 20,364 9,425 116.1%
59 Cherry Hill 20,241 15,511 30.5%
60 Meadowbrook 19,811 19,293 2.7%
61 Franconia 19,720 18,451 6.9%
62 Sudley 18,575 15,283 21.5%
63 Culpeper 18,342 15,607 17.5%
64 Franklin Farm 18,321 19,531 -6.2%
65 Merrifield 18,291 14,264 28.2%
66 Idylwood 18,273 15,676 16.6%
67 Bon Air 18,052 15,865 13.8%
68 Burke Centre 17,894 16,975 5.4%
69 Buckhall 17,708 15,351 15.4%
70 Radford 17,691 16,318 8.4%
71 Laurel 17,535 16,101 8.9%
72 Kingstowne 17,517 14,513 20.7%
73 Colonial Heights 17,428 17,472 -0.3%
74 Gainesville 17,287 10,793 60.2%
75 Hybla Valley 17,069 14,617 16.8%
76 Manassas Park 16,986 13,195 28.7%
77 Fort Hunt 16,973 15,944 6.5%
78 Bristol 16,912 17,704 -4.5%
79 Bull Run 16,651 12,889 29.2%
80 Groveton 16,516 13,634 21.1%
81 Vienna 16,489 15,387 7.2%
82 Highland Springs 16,459 16,332 0.8%
83 Wolf Trap 16,436 16,680 -1.5%
84 East Highland Park 15,498 14,037 10.4%
85 Glen Allen 15,488 15,580 -0.6%
86 Front Royal 15,077 14,508 3.9%
87 Williamsburg 14,927 13,421 11.2%
88 Great Falls 14,872 15,925 -6.6%
89 Hollins 14,329 14,923 -4.0%
90 Kings Park West 14,227 14,384 -1.1%
91 Stone Ridge 14,220 6,029 135.9%
92 Falls Church 14,128 11,465 23.2%
93 Brandermill 13,836 12,569 10.1%
94 Broadlands 13,576 10,702 26.9%
95 Huntington 13,334 10,359 28.7%
96 Timberlake 13,247 14,067 -5.8%
97 Newington 13,196 13,212 -0.1%
98 Mount Vernon 13,113 11,753 11.6%
99 Sugarland Run 12,956 10,920 18.6%
100 Martinsville 12,852 14,029 -8.4%
101 Lakeside 12,374 12,001 3.1%
102 Newington Forest 12,373 13,114 -5.7%
103 Lansdowne 12,354 9,823 25.8%
104 Poquoson 12,090 12,099 -0.1%
105 Fairfax Station 12,046 11,708 2.9%
106 Madison Heights 11,665 11,036 5.7%
107 Dranesville 11,661 12,553 -7.1%
108 Wakefield 11,554 11,553 0.0%
109 Cascades 11,389 12,051 -5.5%
110 Manchester 10,919 11,073 -1.4%
111 Lake Monticello 10,862 10,634 2.1%
112 Lowes Island 10,860 11,390 -4.7%
113 Forest 10,836 9,116 18.9%
114 Wyndham 10,578 9,346 13.2%
115 New Baltimore 10,440 7,854 32.9%
116 Warrenton 9,913 9,245 7.2%
117 Purcellville 9,897 7,102 39.4%
118 Gloucester Point 9,854 10,406 -5.3%
119 Lake Barcroft 9,823 9,061 8.4%
120 George Mason 9,777 8,877 10.1%
121 Countryside 9,701 9,562 1.5%
122 Yorkshire 9,639 6,800 41.8%
123 Stuarts Draft 9,354 7,540 24.1%
124 Independent Hill 9,204 7,313 25.9%
125 Dunn Loring 9,158 9,249 -1.0%
126 Woodburn 9,127 8,707 4.8%
127 Triangle 8,972 7,693 16.6%
128 Innsbrook 8,888 7,319 21.4%
129 Pulaski 8,799 9,180 -4.2%
130 Seven Corners 8,731 8,333 4.8%
131 Dumbarton 8,714 6,686 30.3%
132 Greenbriar 8,686 7,672 13.2%
133 Fishersville 8,647 6,675 29.5%
134 University Of Virginia 8,444 6,994 20.7%
135 Lake Of The Woods 8,406 7,825 7.4%
136 Fair Lakes 8,399 7,960 5.5%
137 Long Branch 8,381 7,943 5.5%
138 Smithfield 8,367 7,869 6.3%
139 Floris 8,291 8,141 1.8%
140 Franklin 8,147 8,549 -4.7%
141 Rockwood 8,136 7,839 3.8%
142 Farmville 8,117 8,417 -3.6%
143 Vinton 8,083 8,074 0.1%
144 Hollymead 8,071 8,026 0.6%
145 Loudoun Valley Estates 8,020 2,401 234.0%
146 Laurel Hill 8,020 6,056 32.4%
147 Fort Belvoir 7,967 6,288 26.7%
148 Abingdon 7,960 8,128 -2.1%
149 Wytheville 7,957 8,163 -2.5%
150 South Boston 7,762 8,202 -5.4%
151 Ashland 7,750 7,225 7.3%
152 Collinsville 7,665 7,106 7.9%
153 Montrose 7,541 7,182 5.0%
154 Mantua 7,342 7,514 -2.3%
155 North Springfield 7,303 7,283 0.3%
156 Lexington 7,241 6,990 3.6%
157 Sandston 7,188 7,673 -6.3%
158 Crozet 7,159 5,175 38.3%
159 Woodlake 7,064 7,906 -10.7%
160 Bellwood 6,723 5,573 20.6%
161 Potomac Mills 6,664 4,715 41.3%
162 Belle Haven 6,640 6,559 1.2%
163 Belmont 6,632 5,267 25.9%
164 Strasburg 6,609 6,081 8.7%
165 Galax 6,517 6,936 -6.0%
166 Buena Vista 6,484 6,653 -2.5%
167 Carrollton 6,442 4,137 55.7%
168 South Run 6,243 6,729 -7.2%
169 Pimmit Hills 6,223 6,235 -0.2%
170 Aquia Harbour 6,106 6,478 -5.7%
171 Bensley 6,092 5,179 17.6%
172 Bridgewater 6,032 5,581 8.1%
173 Chamberlayne 5,888 5,741 2.6%
174 Massanetta Springs 5,884 4,286 37.3%
175 Fort Lee 5,763 6,099 -5.5%
176 Crosspointe 5,727 5,624 1.8%
177 Marion 5,706 6,032 -5.4%
178 Covington 5,598 5,989 -6.5%
179 Dulles Town Center 5,475 3,884 41.0%
180 Emporia 5,442 5,822 -6.5%
181 Dumfries 5,373 4,947 8.6%
182 Richlands 5,368 5,927 -9.4%
183 Big Stone Gap 5,257 5,435 -3.3%
184 Woodstock 5,210 4,994 4.3%
185 Ettrick 5,201 5,892 -11.7%
186 Quantico Base 5,109 6,004 -14.9%
187 Kings Park 5,109 4,664 9.5%
188 Orange 4,975 4,723 5.3%
189 Bluefield 4,907 5,425 -9.5%
190 King George 4,902 3,613 35.7%
191 Bealeton 4,873 3,907 24.7%
192 Luray 4,832 4,938 -2.1%
193 Rocky Mount 4,745 4,798 -1.1%
194 Falmouth 4,688 4,012 16.8%
195 Spotsylvania Courthouse 4,607 3,972 16.0%
196 Enon 4,425 3,225 37.2%
197 South Hill 4,377 4,650 -5.9%
198 Woodbridge 4,373 3,984 9.8%
199 Berryville 4,324 4,032 7.2%
200 Bethel Manor 4,312 4,068 6.0%
201 Hayfield 4,285 3,848 11.4%
202 Stafford Courthouse 4,252 4,064 4.6%
203 Tazewell 4,250 4,661 -8.8%
204 Verona 4,228 4,511 -6.3%
205 Loch Lomond 4,038 3,536 14.2%
206 Lake Land'or 4,028 3,618 11.3%
207 University Center 4,007 3,240 23.7%
208 Norton 3,970 3,886 2.2%
209 Mount Hermon 3,951 3,940 0.3%
210 Broadway 3,891 3,440 13.1%
211 Shenandoah Farms 3,642 2,772 31.4%
212 Clifton Forge 3,581 3,946 -9.2%
213 Colonial Beach 3,574 3,465 3.1%
214 Southern Gateway 3,517 3,522 -0.1%
215 Altavista 3,442 3,435 0.2%
216 Blackstone 3,391 3,626 -6.5%
217 Pantops 3,388 2,287 48.1%
218 Cloverdale 3,294 2,954 11.5%
219 West Point 3,292 3,236 1.7%
220 Blue Ridge 3,288 3,220 2.1%
221 North Shore 3,249 2,652 22.5%
222 Lebanon 3,206 3,448 -7.0%
223 Dahlgren 3,093 2,345 31.9%
224 Shenandoah 3,033 2,423 25.2%
225 Wise 3,007 3,324 -9.5%
226 Chincoteague 2,899 3,183 -8.9%
227 Lake Wilderness 2,871 2,338 22.8%
228 Elkton 2,846 2,742 3.8%
229 Daleville 2,806 2,020 38.9%
230 Oak Grove 2,801 1,695 65.3%
231 Grottoes 2,789 2,569 8.6%
232 Amherst 2,732 2,471 10.6%
233 Windsor 2,721 2,595 4.9%
234 Hillsville 2,658 2,723 -2.4%
235 Pearisburg 2,652 2,778 -4.5%
236 Merrimac 2,651 2,093 26.7%
237 Timberville 2,635 2,448 7.6%
238 Dublin 2,633 2,517 4.6%
239 Waverly 2,633 2,965 -11.2%
240 Massanutten 2,602 1,973 31.9%
241 Chase City 2,568 2,606 -1.5%
242 Lovettsville 2,551 1,202 112.2%
243 Matoaca 2,490 2,413 3.2%
244 Gloucester Courthouse 2,466 2,555 -3.5%
245 Crewe 2,465 2,592 -4.9%
246 Saltville 2,411 2,227 8.3%
247 Fairlawn 2,322 2,204 5.4%
248 Ferrum 2,310 1,632 41.5%
249 Crimora 2,207 2,216 -0.4%
250 Ravensworth 2,188 2,562 -14.6%
251 Stephens City 2,184 1,708 27.9%
252 New Market 2,180 2,247 -3.0%
253 Pennington Gap 2,179 2,657 -18.0%
254 Laymantown 2,148 2,886 -25.6%
255 Mount Jackson 2,129 1,912 11.3%
256 Victoria 2,122 1,403 51.2%
257 Chilhowie 2,101 2,180 -3.6%
258 Lake Holiday 2,084 1,932 7.9%
259 Horse Pasture 2,080 2,175 -4.4%
260 Tappahannock 2,068 2,323 -11.0%
261 Marshall 2,063 1,541 33.9%
262 Raven 2,046 2,950 -30.6%
263 Narrows 1,993 2,617 -23.8%
264 Mason Neck 1,986 2,245 -11.5%
265 Moorefield Station 1,976 56 3428.6%
266 Weyers Cave 1,950 2,071 -5.8%
267 Gate City 1,941 2,927 -33.7%
268 Patrick Springs 1,932 1,593 21.3%
269 Prince George 1,878 1,950 -3.7%
270 Stanley 1,865 1,897 -1.7%
271 Appomattox 1,856 1,995 -7.0%
272 Rivanna 1,851 1,732 6.9%
273 Courtland 1,840 1,045 76.1%
274 Warsaw 1,824 1,117 63.3%
275 Lyndhurst 1,820 1,032 76.4%
276 Cana 1,820 1,335 36.3%
277 Castlewood 1,785 2,029 -12.0%
278 Gordonsville 1,758 2,000 -12.1%
279 Louisa 1,744 1,629 7.1%
280 Hampden-Sydney 1,729 1,271 36.0%
281 Rural Retreat 1,702 1,527 11.5%
282 East Lexington 1,683 949 77.3%
283 Shawneeland 1,683 2,460 -31.6%
284 Stuart 1,675 1,488 12.6%
285 Weber City 1,623 1,839 -11.7%
286 Glade Spring 1,616 1,764 -8.4%
287 Central Garage 1,574 964 63.3%
288 Adwolf 1,573 1,751 -10.2%
289 Coeburn 1,567 2,035 -23.0%
290 Lawrenceville 1,557 1,978 -21.3%
291 Haymarket 1,552 1,520 2.1%
292 Shawsville 1,548 1,526 1.4%
293 Boswell's Corner 1,548 1,490 3.9%
294 Chatmoss 1,544 1,691 -8.7%
295 Passapatanzy 1,532 1,126 36.1%
296 Kilmarnock 1,526 1,558 -2.1%
297 Lake Caroline 1,523 1,981 -23.1%
298 Plum Creek 1,521 1,114 36.5%
299 Dayton 1,501 1,659 -9.5%
300 Exmore 1,501 1,401 7.1%
301 Clintwood 1,452 1,627 -10.8%
302 Hurt 1,451 1,418 2.3%
303 Appalachia 1,444 1,557 -7.3%
304 Greenville 1,423 737 93.1%
305 Rustburg 1,419 665 113.4%
306 Chatham 1,401 1,166 20.2%
307 Clarksville 1,389 1,220 13.9%
308 Glasgow 1,385 994 39.3%
309 Stanleytown 1,379 1,287 7.1%
310 Buchanan 1,369 1,350 1.4%
311 Apple Mountain Lake 1,369 977 40.1%
312 Middl 1,363 1,245 9.5%
313 Piney Mountain 1,356 1,342 1.0%
314 Claypool Hill 1,341 1,923 -30.3%
315 Ruckersville 1,335 1,118 19.4%
316 Nokesville 1,330 1,352 -1.6%
317 Bull Run Mountain Estates 1,314 931 41.1%
318 Nellysford 1,305 799 63.3%
319 Gretna 1,302 1,440 -9.6%
320 Springville 1,301 1,120 16.2%
321 Halifax 1,299 1,219 6.6%
322 Henry Fork 1,294 1,103 17.3%
323 Twin Lakes 1,271 2,111 -39.8%
324 Edinburg 1,261 990 27.4%
325 Bowling Green 1,249 992 25.9%
326 Cape Charles 1,239 1,112 11.4%
327 Honaker 1,232 1,996 -38.3%
328 Belmont Estates 1,226 1,283 -4.4%
329 Arcola 1,216 13 9253.8%
330 Brightwood 1,195 875 36.6%
331 Harriston 1,193 1,492 -20.0%
332 Dryden 1,174 1,164 0.9%
333 Occoquan 1,174 582 101.7%
334 Emory 1,155 1,246 -7.3%
335 Chester Gap 1,145 962 19.0%
336 Skyland Estates 1,142 781 46.2%
337 Dooms 1,105 1,131 -2.3%
338 Union Hall 1,105 1,464 -24.5%
339 Gratton 1,101 644 71.0%
340 Jonesville 1,100 1,360 -19.1%
341 Onancock 1,098 1,585 -30.7%
342 Glenvar 1,088 937 16.1%
343 Captains Cove 1,077 449 139.9%
344 Belview 1,072 762 40.7%
345 Bassett 1,065 913 16.6%
346 Bracey 1,065 1,237 -13.9%
347 Amelia Court House 1,064 1,660 -35.9%
348 Elliston 1,060 1,077 -1.6%
349 Meadow View 1,058 1,004 5.4%
350 Riner 1,056 625 69.0%
351 Penhook 1,053 521 102.1%
352 Deltaville 1,050 819 28.2%
353 Cedar Bluff 1,045 1,173 -10.9%
354 Independence 1,040 1,305 -20.3%
355 Pembroke 1,026 1,371 -25.2%
356 St. Paul 1,008 997 1.1%
357 Rushmere 1,005 1,047 -4.0%

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