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Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun among state’s most populated

© Leesburg Today - 06/30/2015

New Census Bureau figures rank four Northern Virginia jurisdictions among the most populous of the state's 133 counties and cities.

Fairfax County ranks in first place with 1,137,538 residents, Virginia Beach second with 450,980, Prince William County third with 446,094, Loudoun County fourth with 363,050, Chesterfield County fifth with 332,499, Henrico County sixth with 321,924, Norfolk seventh with 245,428, Chesapeake eighth with 233,371, Arlington ninth with 226,908 and Richmond 10th with 217,853. There were no changes in position among the top 10 most populous localities from 2013 to 2014.

Federal officials estimated the populations as of July 1, 2014. Virginia's estimated overall population is 8,326,289.

Among the commonwealth's cities and counties, Highland County, with 2,248 residents, ranked as least populous, followed by the city of Norton at 4,031 and Bath County at 4,563.

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