Richmond is the capital of Virginia. It is the focal point of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greater Richmond Region. While it was consolidated in the year 1742, Richmond has been an autonomous city since 1871. As of the 2010 enumeration, the population was 204,214 in the year 2014. The population was evaluated to be 217,853, the fourth-most crowded city in Virginia.
The city is situated at the fall line of the James River, 71 km west of Williamsburg, 106 km east of Charlottesville and 158 km south of Washington, D.C.
Encompassed by Henrico and Chesterfield counties, it is situated at the crossing points of Interstate 95 and Interstate 64 and circled by Interstate 295 and Virginia State Route 288. The main suburbs areas incorporate Midlothian toward the southwest, Glen Allen toward the north and west, Short Pump toward the west and Mechanicsville toward the upper east.
POPULATION OF RICHMOND IN 2016:
The city had a population of 206,389 in 2011, 210,857 in 2012, 214,114 in 2013, 217,853 in 2014.
Therefore, to get the projected population of 2015, we need to take an average of the trend of population from the year 2011-2014. Calculating the average, the estimated population of the year 2015 is 220,719. By getting the 2015 data, the predicted population of the year 2016 is 223,585.
The city had been an imperative town of the Powhatan Confederacy and was quickly settled by English pioneers from Jamestown in the year 1609. The current city of Richmond was established in 1737. It turned into the Colony’s capital and Dominion of Virginia in the year 1780. Amid the Revolutionary War period, a few striking occasions happened in the city, including Patrick Henry’s “Give me freedom or give me demise” discourse in 1775 at St. John’s Church and the section of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom composed by Thomas Jefferson.
Amid the American Civil War, the city served as the Confederate’s capital States of America. It entered the twentieth century with one of the world’s first fruitful electric streetcar frameworks and a national center point of African-American trade and culture, the Jackson Ward neighborhood. The city’s economy is basically determined by law, money and government, with elected, state and additionally legal and banking firms, situated in the downtown region. It is home to both the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, one of 13 United States courts of claims as well as the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, one of 12 Reserve Banks.
The city’s unique road grid, laid out in the year 1737, incorporated the range between what are currently Broad, seventeenth and 25th Streets as well as the James River. Current Downtown Richmond is found somewhat more remote west, on the slants of Shockoe Hill.
The city has a moist subtropical climate with hot and moist summers and for the most part cool winters. The mountains toward the west go about as a halfway obstruction to episodes of cold, mainland air in winter, arctic air is postponed sufficiently long to be adjusted, then further warmed as it dies down in it’s way to deal with Richmond. The vast waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean add to the damp summers and mellow winters.
Precipitation is fairly consistently circulated. On the other hand, dry periods enduring a few weeks do occur, particularly in fall when long stretches of charming, mellow climate are generally common. There is impressive variability altogether in month to month sums from year to year so that no month can be relied on to be ordinary. Snow has been recorded amid seven of the twelve months.
The city’s key area on the James River, based on undulating slopes at the rough fall line isolating the Piedmont and Tidewater locales of Virginia, gave a characteristic nexus to the advancement of trade. All through these three centuries and three methods of transportation, the downtown has dependably been a center point, with the Great Turning Basin for boats, the world’s just triple intersection of rail lines and the convergence of two noteworthy interstates of the place.