The Greater Richmond Region (also known as Richmond-Petersburg) is a region located in a central part of the state of Virginia in the United States. As of 2010, it had a population of 1,258,251, making it the 43rd largest MSA in the country. It straddles the fall line, where the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont come together on the James River at Richmond and the Appomattox River at Petersburg. The English established each as colonial ports in the 17th century.
From 2000 to 2010, the Greater Richmond metro area experienced continuous population growth, adding over 161,294 residents for an increase of over 14.70%.
Richmond, VA MSA is a U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in Virginia as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as of June 2003. Currently the area covered by the MSA coincides precisely with the Richmond-Petersburg region of Virginia.
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