Cities and Towns

State of Virginia

Virginia, abbreviated "VA", is in the South Atlantic region of the U.S. Its capital is Richmond. There were 8,256,630 people in Virginia as per 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on June 25, 1788.

Please explore the cities and towns of Virginia, below.

Top Virginia College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2014 (nces.ed.gov/ipeds).

1 Virginia Beach 13 20,485
2 Richmond 13 46,910
3 Norfolk 11 62,823
4 Arlington 10 15,519
5 Roanoke 7 11,022
6 Lynchburg 7 89,964
7 Newport News 6 6,278
8 Hampton 5 15,494
9 Annandale 5 52,091
10 Chesapeake 4 1,405
11 Danville 4 5,979
12 Vienna 3 382
13 Alexandria 3 548
14 Falls Church 3 1,706
15 Salem 3 3,617
16 Fredericksburg 3 4,832
17 Charlottesville 3 29,354
18 Fairfax 3 37,128
19 Henrico 2 167
20 Manassas 2 191

Largest Virginia Cities and Towns

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Abingdon 8,143
Accomac 468
Alberta 296
Alexandria 149,315
Altavista 3,464
Amherst 2,323
Annandale 42,893
Appalachia 1,871
Appomattox 2,124
Arlington 223,945
Ashland 7,298
Bedford 6,522
Belle Haven 441
Berryville 4,267
Big Stone Gap 5,508
Blacksburg 43,530
Blackstone 3,553
Bloxom 414
Bluefield 5,350
Boones Mill 158

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.


Total Population 8,256,630
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,020,679
Age of the Population 37.6


% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.3%
Median Earnings25+ $41,175
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,914
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,303


Median Family Income $78,390
% Above Poverty Level 88.5%
% Below Poverty Level 11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.6%


People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,116
Median House Value $245,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.4%
Irish 9.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Appomattox Court House (Historic Site)
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Appomattox, Virginia 24522
434-352-8987 ext 26

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial (Monument/Memorial)
George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, Virginia 22101

Booker T Washington (Monument/Memorial)
12130 Booker T. Washington Highway
Hardy, Virginia 24101

Cape Henry Memorial (Monument/Memorial)
Colonial National Historical Park
Yorktown, Virginia 23690

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove (Historic Site)
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP
Middletown, Virginia 22645

Claude Moore Colonial Farm (Historic Site)
6310 Georgetown Pike
McLean, Virginia 22101

Colonial (Historic Site)
P.O. Box 210
Yorktown, Virginia 23690

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania (Battlefield)
120 Chatham Lane
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405-2508

George Washington (Parkway)
George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters
McLean, Virginia 22101

George Washington Birthplace (Monument/Memorial)
George Washington Birthplace NM
Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443-5115

Great Falls (Park)
George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, Virginia 22101

Green Springs (Historic Site)
Green Springs National Historic Landmark District
Luray, Virginia 22835

Jamestown (Historic Site)
P.O. Box 210
Yorktown, Virginia 23690

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac (Monument/Memorial)
George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, Virginia 22101

Maggie L Walker (Historic Site)
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Richmond, Virginia 23223

Manassas (Battlefield)
12521 Lee Highway
Manassas, Virginia 20109-2005

Petersburg (Battlefield)
Petersburg National Battlefield
Petersburg, Virginia 23803-4721

Prince William Forest (Park)
18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, Virginia 22172

Richmond (Battlefield)
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Richmond, Virginia 23223

Shenandoah (Park)
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East
Luray, Virginia 22835-9036

Theodore Roosevelt Island (Park)
Geo. Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, Virginia 22101

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (Park)
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Vienna, Virginia 22182-1643

Yorktown (Cemetery)
P.O. Box 210
Yorktown, Virginia 23690

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