Virginia Population, Area, and Density
The population of Virginia is 8,326,289 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Virginia is ranked number 12 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 44.5% above the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Virginia is 42,775.1 square miles. There state is 92.3% land and 7.7% water. The population density in Virginia is 210.8 people per square mile (20th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 8,326,289 people ÷ 39,490.1 sq mi
Population Density = 210.8 people per sq mile
|Population||8,326,289 (12th out of 56)||8,001,024 (12th out of 56)||7,078,515 (12th out of 56)|
|Difference||44.5% above avg||43.2% above avg||38.8% above avg|
|Total Area||42,775.1 mi2||110,787 km2||27,376,022 acres||(35th out of 56)|
|Land Area||39,490.1 mi2||102,279 km2||25,273,652 acres||(92.3%)|
|Water Area||3,285.0 mi2||8,508 km2||2,102,369 acres||(7.7%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||210.8 (20th out of 56)||202.6 (20th out of 56)||179.2 (20th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||51.5% below avg||51.3% below avg||55.0% below avg|