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Census Counts & Population Estimates

In the  2010 U.S. Census, the population of Chesterfield County was 316,236. The population of Chesterfield County was estimated to be 344,000 as of January 1, 2018. The Chesterfield Planning Department projects the county’s population to grow to about 437,000 by 2045.

Chesterfield is the largest locality in the Richmond, Virginia MSA and the forth largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Only the counties of Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun, and the city of Virginia Beach have larger populations.

U.S. Census Counts for Chesterfield

wdt_ID Date Total Population Increase % Increase
1 04/01/1970 76,855 5,658 7.94
2 04/01/1980 141,372 64,517 83.95
3 04/01/1990 209,274 67,902 48.03
4 04/01/2000 259,903 50,629 24.19
5 04/01/2010 316,236 56,333 21.67
Data Source: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010 U.S. Census

Annual Population Estimates for Chesterfield

wdt_ID Year Population Increase % Increase
1 2010 316,000 2,000 0.64
2 2011 318,000 2,000 0.63
3 2012 319,000 1,000 0.31
4 2013 323,000 4,000 1.25
5 2014 328,000 5,000 1.55
6 2015 332,000 4,000 1.22
7 2016 337,000 5,000 1.51
8 2017 340,000 3,000 0.89
9 2018 344,000 4,000 1.18
Data Source: Chesterfield Planning Department Estimates on January 1st of each year

 

U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

The U.S. Census Bureau provides census information about Chesterfield County and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Use the links below to access this information.

Chesterfield County Census Quicklinks

Virginia Census Quicklinks

 

Data USA Facts for Chesterfield County

Economy

Occupation, wage, and industry data, over time, for Chesterfield County, VA collected from the American Community Survey
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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Chesterfield County, VA
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Diversity

The demographics of Chesterfield County, VA residents recorded by the American Community Survey
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Education

Data about majors, degrees, and enrollment at higher education institutions in Chesterfield County, VA
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Housing & Living

Information about property value, property taxes, property ownership, and household income in Chesterfield County, VA
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