Largest Counties in Virginia

Rank County Population County Seat Established Area (km2) Density
1 Fairfax County 1,142,223 Fairfax 1742 1,026 1,113.28
2 Prince William County 451,710 Manassas 1731 875 516.24
3 Loudoun County 375,618 Leesburg 1757 1,347 278.86
4 Chesterfield County 335,676 Chesterfield 1749 1,103 304.33
5 Henrico County 325,144 Henrico 1617 616 527.83
6 Arlington County 229,153 Arlington 1846 67 3,420.19
7 Stafford County 141,992 Stafford 1664 699 203.14
8 Spotsylvania County 130,464 Spotsylvania Courthouse 1721 1,039 125.57
9 Albemarle County 105,692 Charlottesville 1744 1,873 56.43
10 Hanover County 103,216 Hanover 1721 1,225 84.26
11 Montgomery County 97,642 Christiansburg 1777 1,005 97.16
12 Roanoke County 94,398 Salem 1838 650 145.23
13 Frederick County 83,188 Winchester 1738 1,075 77.38
14 Rockingham County 78,582 Harrisonburg 1778 2,204 35.65
15 Bedford County 77,713 Bedford 1754 1,955 39.75
16 Augusta County 74,303 Staunton 1738 2,515 29.54
17 James City County 73,136 Williamsburg 1617 370 197.66
18 Fauquier County 68,771 Warrenton 1759 1,683 40.86
19 York County 67,826 Yorktown 1634 275 246.64
20 Pittsylvania County 62,183 Chatham 1767 2,533 24.55
21 Franklin County 56,253 Rocky Mount 1786 1,792 31.39
22 Campbell County 55,075 Rustburg 1782 1,305 42.2
23 Washington County 54,580 Abingdon 1777 1,461 37.36
24 Henry County 51,870 Martinsville 1777 989 52.45
25 Culpeper County 49,421 Culpeper 1749 987 50.07
26 Shenandoah County 43,179 Woodstock 1772 1,326 32.56
27 Tazewell County 42,888 Tazewell 1800 1,347 31.84
28 Wise County 39,707 Wise 1856 1,044 38.03
29 Warren County 39,072 Front Royal 1836 554 70.53
30 Prince George County 37,851 Prince George 1703 689 54.94
31 Gloucester County 37,132 Gloucester 1651 562 66.07
32 Isle of Wight County 36,303 Isle of Wight 1634 818 44.38
33 Orange County 35,374 Orange 1734 886 39.93
34 Halifax County 35,114 Halifax 1752 2,108 16.66
35 Louisa County 34,591 Louisa 1742 1,290 26.81
36 Pulaski County 34,321 Pulaski 1839 831 41.3
37 Botetourt County 33,336 Fincastle 1770 1,406 23.71
38 Accomack County 32,962 Accomac 1663 1,178 27.98
39 Amherst County 31,903 Amherst 1761 1,230 25.94
40 Smyth County 31,459 Marion 1832 1,171 26.87
41 Mecklenburg County 31,070 Boydton 1765 1,616 19.23
42 Caroline County 29,973 Bowling Green 1728 1,380 21.72
43 Carroll County 29,713 Hillsville 1842 1,233 24.1
44 Wythe County 29,108 Wytheville 1790 1,199 24.28
45 Powhatan County 28,020 Powhatan 1777 676 41.45
46 Russell County 27,880 Lebanon 1786 1,230 22.67
47 Dinwiddie County 27,841 Dinwiddie 1752 1,305 21.33
48 Fluvanna County 26,224 Palmyra 1777 743 35.29
49 King George County 25,504 King George 1721 466 54.73
50 Lee County 24,731 Jonesville 1793 1,132 21.85
51 Page County 23,715 Luray 1831 805 29.46
52 Prince Edward County 22,941 Farmville 1754 914 25.1
53 Buchanan County 22,765 Grundy 1858 1,305 17.44
54 Rockbridge County 22,343 Lexington 1778 1,554 14.38
55 Goochland County 22,242 Goochland 1728 736 30.22
56 Scott County 22,115 Gate City 1814 1,391 15.9
57 New Kent County 20,381 New Kent 1654 544 37.47
58 Greene County 19,151 Stanardsville 1838 407 47.05
59 Southampton County 18,098 Courtland 1749 1,554 11.65
60 Patrick County 18,034 Stuart 1791 1,251 14.42
61 Westmoreland County 17,618 Montross 1653 593 29.71
62 Buckingham County 17,021 Buckingham 1761 1,505 11.31
63 Giles County 16,697 Pearisburg 1806 927 18.01
64 Brunswick County 16,687 Lawrenceville 1720 1,466 11.38
65 King William County 16,258 King William 1702 712 22.83
66 Grayson County 16,001 Independence 1793 1,147 13.95
67 Alleghany County 15,666 Covington 1822 1,155 13.56
68 Nottoway County 15,662 Nottoway 1789 816 19.19
69 Floyd County 15,640 Floyd 1831 989 15.81
70 Appomattox County 15,403 Appomattox 1845 865 17.81
71 Dickenson County 15,104 Clintwood 1880 862 17.52
72 Nelson County 14,774 Lovingston 1808 1,222 12.09
73 Clarke County 14,352 Berryville 1836 458 31.34
74 Madison County 13,123 Madison 1793 834 15.74
75 Amelia County 12,892 Amelia 1735 925 13.94
76 Lunenburg County 12,288 Lunenburg 1746 1,119 10.98
77 Northumberland County 12,221 Heathsville 1648 497 24.59
78 Charlotte County 12,190 Charlotte Court House 1765 1,230 9.91
79 Northampton County 12,144 Eastville 1634 536 22.66
80 Greensville County 11,874 Emporia 1781 767 15.48
81 Sussex County 11,704 Sussex 1754 1,272 9.2
82 Essex County 11,119 Tappahannock 1692 668 16.65
83 Lancaster County 10,954 Lancaster 1651 344 31.84
84 Middlesex County 10,595 Saluda 1673 337 31.44
85 Cumberland County 9,708 Cumberland 1749 772 12.58
86 Richmond County 8,897 Warsaw 1692 497 17.9
87 Mathews County 8,851 Mathews 1791 223 39.69
88 Rappahannock County 7,367 Washington 1833 692 10.65
89 King and Queen County 7,147 King And queen 1691 818 8.74
90 Charles City County 7,029 Charles City 1634 471 14.92
91 Surry County 6,698 Surry 1652 723 9.26
92 Bland County 6,550 Bland 1861 930 7.04
93 Craig County 5,200 New Castle 1851 855 6.08
94 Bath County 4,459 Warm Springs 1791 1,378 3.24
95 Highland County 2,203 Monterey 1847 1,077 2.05

Largest Counties in Virginia

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