These Are The 100 Biggest Cities In Virginia For 2018

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Virginia. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 362 cities and places in Virginia.

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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:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Virginia

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Old Dominion for over 3 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 2012-2016 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? Independence, 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.

1. Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA

Population: 449,733
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
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2. Norfolk

Norfolk, VA

Population: 245,724
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
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3. Chesapeake

Chesapeake, VA
Source: Public domain

Population: 233,194
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
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4. Arlington

Arlington, VA

Population: 226,092
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
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5. Richmond

Richmond, VA

Population: 216,773
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
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6. Newport News

Newport News, VA

Population: 181,606
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
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7. Alexandria

Alexandria, VA

Population: 151,473
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
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8. Hampton

Hampton, VA
Source: Public domain

Population: 136,789
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
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9. Roanoke

Roanoke, VA

Population: 99,329
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
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10. Portsmouth

Portsmouth, VA
Source: Public domain

Population: 96,071
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
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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!

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Virginia

City Rank Pop. 2016 2010 Growth
Virginia Beach 1 449,733 435,996 3.2%
Norfolk 2 245,724 242,143 1.5%
Chesapeake 3 233,194 219,268 6.4%
Arlington 4 226,092 197,467 14.5%
Richmond 5 216,773 201,828 7.4%
Newport News 6 181,606 181,822 -0.1%
Alexandria 7 151,473 133,647 13.3%
Hampton 8 136,789 139,046 -1.6%
Roanoke 9 99,329 95,793 3.7%
Portsmouth 10 96,071 96,785 -0.7%
Suffolk 11 87,061 82,544 5.5%
Lynchburg 12 78,755 73,726 6.8%
Dale City 13 73,384 63,625 15.3%
Centreville 14 73,084 72,406 0.9%
Reston 15 60,070 53,257 12.8%
Harrisonburg 16 51,979 47,406 9.6%
Ashburn 17 49,692 42,369 17.3%
Leesburg 18 49,401 40,713 21.3%
Mclean 19 48,867 46,132 5.9%
Tuckahoe 20 47,997 45,174 6.2%
Charlottesville 21 45,538 42,267 7.7%
Lake Ridge 22 44,685 39,421 13.4%
Blacksburg 23 43,973 42,149 4.3%
Annandale 24 43,158 38,439 12.3%
Danville 25 42,360 43,787 -3.3%
Burke 26 42,290 41,472 2.0%
Manassas 27 41,149 36,067 14.1%
Linton Hall 28 40,026 33,458 19.6%
Marumsco 29 38,815 32,423 19.7%
Mechanicsville 30 37,201 35,628 4.4%
Oakton 31 36,748 33,518 9.6%
Fair Oaks 32 33,478 27,539 21.6%
Petersburg 33 31,997 32,303 -0.9%
Springfield 34 29,952 30,548 -2.0%
Sterling 35 29,597 25,516 16.0%
South Riding 36 29,073 22,982 26.5%
West Falls Church 37 29,059 27,608 5.3%
Fredericksburg 38 27,853 23,375 19.2%
Winchester 39 27,349 25,953 5.4%
Short Pump 40 27,099 24,035 12.7%
Cave Spring 41 25,719 25,539 0.7%
Salem 42 25,290 24,641 2.6%
Lincolnia 43 25,229 20,646 22.2%
Bailey's Crossroads 44 25,169 20,855 20.7%
Herndon 45 24,415 22,726 7.4%
Chantilly 46 24,312 22,120 9.9%
Staunton 47 24,234 23,806 1.8%
Fairfax 48 23,620 22,058 7.1%
West Springfield 49 23,028 22,272 3.4%
Tysons Corner 50 23,008 17,087 34.7%
Chester 51 22,564 19,918 13.3%
Hopewell 52 22,332 22,506 -0.8%
Christiansburg 53 21,799 20,288 7.4%
Waynesboro 54 21,366 20,885 2.3%
Mcnair 55 20,983 15,213 37.9%
Lorton 56 20,173 19,262 4.7%
Franconia 57 19,935 18,451 8.0%
Montclair 58 19,836 19,360 2.5%
Franklin Farm 59 19,303 19,531 -1.2%
Idylwood 60 18,921 15,676 20.7%
Meadowbrook 61 18,624 19,293 -3.5%
Burke Centre 62 18,130 16,975 6.8%
Cherry Hill 63 17,822 15,511 14.9%
Culpeper 64 17,565 15,607 12.5%
Colonial Heights 65 17,554 17,472 0.5%
Bristol 66 17,340 17,704 -2.1%
Buckhall 67 17,218 15,351 12.2%
Sudley 68 17,193 15,283 12.5%
Radford 69 17,186 16,318 5.3%
Fort Hunt 70 17,182 15,944 7.8%
Brambleton 71 17,063 8,595 98.5%
Neabsco 72 17,038 9,425 80.8%
Merrifield 73 17,000 14,264 19.2%
Bon Air 74 16,957 15,865 6.9%
Laurel 75 16,756 16,101 4.1%
Wolf Trap 76 16,722 16,680 0.3%
Glen Allen 77 16,524 15,580 6.1%
Vienna 78 16,378 15,387 6.4%
Highland Springs 79 16,276 16,332 -0.3%
Groveton 80 16,274 13,634 19.4%
Hybla Valley 81 15,941 14,617 9.1%
Manassas Park 82 15,827 13,195 19.9%
Great Falls 83 15,786 15,925 -0.9%
Kingstowne 84 15,779 14,513 8.7%
Bull Run 85 15,274 12,889 18.5%
Front Royal 86 15,006 14,508 3.4%
Williamsburg 87 14,988 13,421 11.7%
East Highland Park 88 14,697 14,037 4.7%
Hollins 89 14,488 14,923 -2.9%
Gainesville 90 14,269 10,793 32.2%
Kings Park West 91 13,925 14,384 -3.2%
Broadlands 92 13,872 10,702 29.6%
Brandermill 93 13,616 12,569 8.3%
Falls Church 94 13,597 11,465 18.6%
Newington 95 13,583 13,212 2.8%
Martinsville 96 13,551 14,029 -3.4%
Timberlake 97 13,127 14,067 -6.7%
Huntington 98 13,032 10,359 25.8%
Lakeside 99 12,806 12,001 6.7%
Sugarland Run 100 12,805 10,920 17.3%
Wakefield 101 12,697 11,553 9.9%
Mount Vernon 102 12,469 11,753 6.1%
Newington Forest 103 12,262 13,114 -6.5%
Cascades 104 12,205 12,051 1.3%
Poquoson 105 12,068 12,099 -0.3%
Dranesville 106 11,792 12,553 -6.1%
Lansdowne 107 11,742 9,823 19.5%
Fairfax Station 108 11,719 11,708 0.1%
Lowes Island 109 11,316 11,390 -0.6%
Manchester 110 10,927 11,073 -1.3%
Stone Ridge 111 10,865 6,029 80.2%
Madison Heights 112 10,637 11,036 -3.6%
Forest 113 10,537 9,116 15.6%
Countryside 114 10,472 9,562 9.5%
Wyndham 115 10,097 9,346 8.0%
George Mason 116 10,028 8,877 13.0%
Warrenton 117 9,880 9,245 6.9%
Lake Barcroft 118 9,851 9,061 8.7%
Lake Monticello 119 9,685 10,634 -8.9%
Stuarts Draft 120 9,489 7,540 25.8%
Dunn Loring 121 9,397 9,249 1.6%
New Baltimore 122 9,097 7,854 15.8%
Triangle 123 9,092 7,693 18.2%
Yorkshire 124 9,043 6,800 33.0%
Gloucester Point 125 9,000 10,406 -13.5%
Pulaski 126 8,918 9,180 -2.9%
Purcellville 127 8,914 7,102 25.5%
University Of Virginia 128 8,820 6,994 26.1%
Independent Hill 129 8,684 7,313 18.7%
Woodburn 130 8,677 8,707 -0.3%
Greenbriar 131 8,568 7,672 11.7%
Farmville 132 8,562 8,417 1.7%
Seven Corners 133 8,542 8,333 2.5%
Franklin 134 8,413 8,549 -1.6%
Hollymead 135 8,411 8,026 4.8%
Dumbarton 136 8,395 6,686 25.6%
Smithfield 137 8,304 7,869 5.5%
Fort Belvoir 138 8,204 6,288 30.5%
Vinton 139 8,170 8,074 1.2%
Wytheville 140 8,167 8,163 0.0%
Abingdon 141 8,117 8,128 -0.1%
South Boston 142 8,000 8,202 -2.5%
Fishersville 143 7,954 6,675 19.2%
Montrose 144 7,909 7,182 10.1%
Rockwood 145 7,882 7,839 0.5%
Floris 146 7,876 8,141 -3.3%
Fair Lakes 147 7,829 7,960 -1.6%
Innsbrook 148 7,707 7,319 5.3%
Long Branch 149 7,692 7,943 -3.2%
North Springfield 150 7,666 7,283 5.3%
Mantua 151 7,497 7,514 -0.2%
Ashland 152 7,406 7,225 2.5%
Laurel Hill 153 7,404 6,056 22.3%
Lake Of The Woods 154 7,362 7,825 -5.9%
Collinsville 155 7,282 7,106 2.5%
Woodlake 156 7,172 7,906 -9.3%
Lexington 157 7,036 6,990 0.7%
Sandston 158 6,883 7,673 -10.3%
Galax 159 6,858 6,936 -1.1%
Belmont 160 6,710 5,267 27.4%
Belle Haven 161 6,705 6,559 2.2%
Crozet 162 6,620 5,175 27.9%
Buena Vista 163 6,610 6,653 -0.6%
Aquia Harbour 164 6,530 6,478 0.8%
South Run 165 6,529 6,729 -3.0%
Strasburg 166 6,525 6,081 7.3%
Pimmit Hills 167 6,511 6,235 4.4%
Quantico Base 168 6,402 6,004 6.6%
Loudoun Valley Estates 169 6,109 2,401 154.4%
Chamberlayne 170 6,086 5,741 6.0%
Bellwood 171 6,082 5,573 9.1%
Bensley 172 6,031 5,179 16.5%
Potomac Mills 173 5,909 4,715 25.3%
Bridgewater 174 5,906 5,581 5.8%
Marion 175 5,891 6,032 -2.3%
Crosspointe 176 5,764 5,624 2.5%
Covington 177 5,650 5,989 -5.7%
Ettrick 178 5,586 5,892 -5.2%
Richlands 179 5,568 5,927 -6.1%
Emporia 180 5,565 5,822 -4.4%
Carrollton 181 5,481 4,137 32.5%
Big Stone Gap 182 5,462 5,435 0.5%
Bluefield 183 5,254 5,425 -3.2%
Woodstock 184 5,208 4,994 4.3%
Dumfries 185 5,180 4,947 4.7%
Massanetta Springs 186 5,116 4,286 19.4%
King George 187 5,092 3,613 40.9%
Fort Lee 188 5,091 6,099 -16.5%
Bealeton 189 5,085 3,907 30.2%
Falmouth 190 5,018 4,012 25.1%
Orange 191 4,890 4,723 3.5%
Luray 192 4,842 4,938 -1.9%
Rocky Mount 193 4,782 4,798 -0.3%
Kings Park 194 4,687 4,664 0.5%
Dulles Town Center 195 4,619 3,884 18.9%
Spotsylvania Courthouse 196 4,590 3,972 15.6%
South Hill 197 4,505 4,650 -3.1%
Tazewell 198 4,470 4,661 -4.1%
Hayfield 199 4,453 3,848 15.7%
Woodbridge 200 4,436 3,984 11.3%
Berryville 201 4,268 4,032 5.9%
Bethel Manor 202 4,181 4,068 2.8%
Mount Hermon 203 4,159 3,940 5.6%
Loch Lomond 204 4,151 3,536 17.4%
University Center 205 4,018 3,240 24.0%
Enon 206 3,981 3,225 23.4%
Norton 207 3,978 3,886 2.4%
Stafford Courthouse 208 3,867 4,064 -4.8%
Shenandoah Farms 209 3,855 2,772 39.1%
Broadway 210 3,795 3,440 10.3%
Clifton Forge 211 3,792 3,946 -3.9%
Lake Land'or 212 3,707 3,618 2.5%
Pantops 213 3,688 2,287 61.3%
Colonial Beach 214 3,552 3,465 2.5%
Verona 215 3,551 4,511 -21.3%
Blackstone 216 3,517 3,626 -3.0%
Altavista 217 3,478 3,435 1.3%
Southern Gateway 218 3,384 3,522 -3.9%
Cloverdale 219 3,371 2,954 14.1%
Lebanon 220 3,351 3,448 -2.8%
West Point 221 3,326 3,236 2.8%
Dahlgren 222 3,249 2,345 38.6%
Daleville 223 3,180 2,020 57.4%
Wise 224 3,145 3,324 -5.4%
North Shore 225 3,070 2,652 15.8%
Blue Ridge 226 2,979 3,220 -7.5%
Chincoteague 227 2,919 3,183 -8.3%
Elkton 228 2,793 2,742 1.9%
Grottoes 229 2,751 2,569 7.1%
Pearisburg 230 2,714 2,778 -2.3%
Hillsville 231 2,683 2,723 -1.5%
Dublin 232 2,674 2,517 6.2%
Lake Wilderness 233 2,654 2,338 13.5%
Windsor 234 2,643 2,595 1.8%
Crewe 235 2,629 2,592 1.4%
Timberville 236 2,591 2,448 5.8%
Weyers Cave 237 2,573 2,071 24.2%
Matoaca 238 2,573 2,413 6.6%
Fairlawn 239 2,562 2,204 16.2%
Shenandoah 240 2,556 2,423 5.5%
Amherst 241 2,519 2,471 1.9%
Gloucester Courthouse 242 2,458 2,555 -3.8%
Chase City 243 2,406 2,606 -7.7%
Massanutten 244 2,399 1,973 21.6%
Ferrum 245 2,357 1,632 44.4%
Gate City 246 2,336 2,927 -20.2%
Mount Jackson 247 2,314 1,912 21.0%
Coeburn 248 2,283 2,035 12.2%
Saltville 249 2,257 2,227 1.3%
Laymantown 250 2,203 2,886 -23.7%
Ravensworth 251 2,175 2,562 -15.1%
Lake Holiday 252 2,157 1,932 11.6%
Mason Neck 253 2,137 2,245 -4.8%
New Market 254 2,113 2,247 -6.0%
Merrimac 255 2,110 2,093 0.8%
Lovettsville 256 2,096 1,202 74.4%
Prince George 257 2,071 1,950 6.2%
Appomattox 258 2,062 1,995 3.4%
Tappahannock 259 2,052 2,323 -11.7%
Courtland 260 2,048 1,045 96.0%
Narrows 261 2,043 2,617 -21.9%
Victoria 262 2,038 1,403 45.3%
Oak Grove 263 2,037 1,695 20.2%
Horse Pasture 264 1,986 2,175 -8.7%
Louisa 265 1,985 1,629 21.9%
Stephens City 266 1,969 1,708 15.3%
Pennington Gap 267 1,954 2,657 -26.5%
Chilhowie 268 1,936 2,180 -11.2%
Lake Caroline 269 1,900 1,981 -4.1%
Patrick Springs 270 1,879 1,593 18.0%
Marshall 271 1,877 1,541 21.8%
Raven 272 1,854 2,950 -37.2%
Appalachia 273 1,843 1,557 18.4%
Haymarket 274 1,826 1,520 20.1%
Twin Lakes 275 1,799 2,111 -14.8%
Claypool Hill 276 1,792 1,923 -6.8%
Crimora 277 1,760 2,216 -20.6%
Lyndhurst 278 1,751 1,032 69.7%
Castlewood 279 1,733 2,029 -14.6%
Rivanna 280 1,733 1,732 0.1%
Nokesville 281 1,712 1,352 26.6%
Stanley 282 1,645 1,897 -13.3%
Stuart 283 1,639 1,488 10.1%
Dayton 284 1,633 1,659 -1.6%
Gordonsville 285 1,627 2,000 -18.6%
Hampden-Sydney 286 1,600 1,271 25.9%
Piney Mountain 287 1,589 1,342 18.4%
Rural Retreat 288 1,586 1,527 3.9%
Glade Spring 289 1,527 1,764 -13.4%
Honaker 290 1,504 1,996 -24.6%
Hurt 291 1,498 1,418 5.6%
Adwolf 292 1,497 1,751 -14.5%
Waverly 293 1,496 2,965 -49.5%
Greenville 294 1,485 737 101.5%
Concord 295 1,484 919 61.5%
Exmore 296 1,474 1,401 5.2%
Lawrenceville 297 1,470 1,978 -25.7%
Weber City 298 1,469 1,839 -20.1%
Henry Fork 299 1,457 1,103 32.1%
Middl 300 1,442 1,245 15.8%
Kilmarnock 301 1,440 1,558 -7.6%
Belview 302 1,435 762 88.3%
Plum Creek 303 1,428 1,114 28.2%
Dryden 304 1,427 1,164 22.6%
Shawsville 305 1,420 1,526 -6.9%
Springville 306 1,401 1,120 25.1%
Halifax 307 1,387 1,219 13.8%
Cana 308 1,387 1,335 3.9%
Elliston 309 1,380 1,077 28.1%
Pastoria 310 1,378 615 124.1%
Clintwood 311 1,373 1,627 -15.6%
Brightwood 312 1,362 875 55.7%
Bull Run Mountain Estates 313 1,359 931 46.0%
Warsaw 314 1,358 1,117 21.6%
Boswell's Corner 315 1,340 1,490 -10.1%
Dooms 316 1,340 1,131 18.5%
Edinburg 317 1,337 990 35.1%
Belmont Estates 318 1,329 1,283 3.6%
Chatmoss 319 1,316 1,691 -22.2%
Moorefield Station 320 1,314 56 2246.4%
Prices Fork 321 1,308 1,220 7.2%
Clarksville 322 1,303 1,220 6.8%
Bracey 323 1,296 1,237 4.8%
Nellysford 324 1,287 799 61.1%
Shawneeland 325 1,286 2,460 -47.7%
Union Hall 326 1,281 1,464 -12.5%
Jolivue 327 1,269 1,168 8.6%
Mountain Road 328 1,256 1,085 15.8%
Meadow View 329 1,251 1,004 24.6%
Bowling Green 330 1,239 992 24.9%
Emory 331 1,236 1,246 -0.8%
Onancock 332 1,234 1,585 -22.1%
Gretna 333 1,229 1,440 -14.7%
Apple Mountain Lake 334 1,226 977 25.5%
Wattsville 335 1,226 1,283 -4.4%
Stanleytown 336 1,224 1,287 -4.9%
Glasgow 337 1,221 994 22.8%
Ruckersville 338 1,206 1,118 7.9%
Chatham 339 1,197 1,166 2.7%
Cedar Bluff 340 1,183 1,173 0.9%
Jonesville 341 1,181 1,360 -13.2%
Kenbridge 342 1,178 1,193 -1.3%
Central Garage 343 1,167 964 21.1%
Bassett 344 1,157 913 26.7%
Riverdale 345 1,148 821 39.8%
Rustburg 346 1,145 665 72.2%
Brookneal 347 1,144 1,073 6.6%
Craigsville 348 1,143 1,456 -21.5%
Passapatanzy 349 1,137 1,126 1.0%
East Lexington 350 1,130 949 19.1%
Keysville 351 1,130 1,086 4.1%
Buchanan 352 1,094 1,350 -19.0%
Captains Cove 353 1,085 449 141.6%
Gratton 354 1,082 644 68.0%
Pembroke 355 1,078 1,371 -21.4%
Westlake Corner 356 1,075 929 15.7%
Laurel Park 357 1,066 522 104.2%
Glenvar 358 1,062 937 13.3%
Deltaville 359 1,054 819 28.7%
Fort Chiswell 360 1,033 950 8.7%
Boyce 361 1,013 416 143.5%
Independence 362 1,008 1,305 -22.8%

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