Metro Richmond pop. statistics revealed

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - We have new information revealing just how much the Richmond Metro area's population has changed in the past decade.

The biggest overall increase was in the Hispanic population with increases in certain areas at 150 to 200 percent.

The breakdown will be in Friday morning's Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Chesterfield County led the region in growth of the Hispanic population at 200 percent.

Hispanics totaled nearly 23,000 people.

The Henrico Hispanic population increased 152 percent since 2000 to 15,000. In Richmond, it grew from 2.6 to 6.3 percent.

Overall, the number of Hispanics totaled nearly 53,000 in Richmond, Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield, an increase of 33,300.

The Asian population almost doubled in the Metro area, reaching nearly 37,000 people.

And the Black population in Richmond dropped by nearly nine percent.

Many city and county governments are now going through the redistricting process which could change where you vote.

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