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 349,000 as of January 1, 2019. 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 fourth 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_IDDateTotal PopulationIncrease% Increase
104/01/197076,8555,6587.94
204/01/1980141,37264,51783.95
304/01/1990209,27467,90248.03
404/01/2000259,90350,62924.19
504/01/2010316,23656,33321.67
Data Source: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010 U.S. Census

Annual Population Estimates for Chesterfield

wdt_IDYearPopulationIncrease% Increase
12010316,0002,0000.64
22011318,0002,0000.63
32012319,0001,0000.31
42013323,0004,0001.25
52014328,0005,0001.55
62015332,0004,0001.22
72016337,0005,0001.51
82017340,0003,0000.89
92018344,0004,0001.18
112019349,0005,0001.45
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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