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{{cities by state vnt}}{{tnr}}This is a '''list of cities in [[Virginia]],''' as of the 2010 Census.
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{{cities by state vnt}}{{tnr}}This page contains a list of '''cities in [[Virginia]],''' and other information about local governments.
  
 
Virginia allows municipal charter cities and counties. There are 95 total counties in Virginia. Of those 95:<ref name= Types>[https://docs.google.com/a/ballotpedia.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjmL0t0kAMXidHZWNGRCaU9FdFhxSkY5RUVRS18zc1E#gid=0 Local Government Types and Numbers Research Spreadsheet ]</ref>
 
Virginia allows municipal charter cities and counties. There are 95 total counties in Virginia. Of those 95:<ref name= Types>[https://docs.google.com/a/ballotpedia.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjmL0t0kAMXidHZWNGRCaU9FdFhxSkY5RUVRS18zc1E#gid=0 Local Government Types and Numbers Research Spreadsheet ]</ref>
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*3 are subject to [[Chartered local government|Charter/Home rule]]
 
*3 are subject to [[Chartered local government|Charter/Home rule]]
  
There are 229 total municipalities in Virginia. All 229 are [[Chartered local government|Charter/Home rule cities]] -- there are no [[General law local government|general law municipalities]] in Virginia.<ref name= Types/>
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There are 229 total municipalities (incorporated cities and towns) in Virginia. All 229 are governed under a state granted [[Chartered local government|charter]].<ref name= Types/>
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==Types of local government==
 
==Types of local government==
Virginia has two primary types of local government:
 
  
* Cities.
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* Counties.
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The U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 study of local governments<ref>[http://www2.census.gov/govs/cog/2012/formatted_prelim_counts_23jul2012_2.pdf The U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 study of local governments]</ref> shows that, as of September of 2012, Virginia had:
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==Initiative process availability==
 
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* 95 counties, of which 3 have charters.
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* 229 cities, all of which are charter cities.
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==Laws governing local ballot measures==
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::''See also: [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Virginia]]''
 
::''See also: [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Virginia]]''
The initiative process is available in the 4 of the 229 Virginia charter municipalities which have exercised their home rule authority to institute such a process.<ref>[https://docs.google.com/a/ballotpedia.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjmL0t0kAMXidHZWNGRCaU9FdFhxSkY5RUVRS18zc1E#gid=0 Ballotpedia: Types and #'s of local government by state]</ref>
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==10 most populated cities==
 
==10 most populated cities==
 
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! colspan="9" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |'''List of Cities and Population in Virginia'''
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |'''City'''
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |'''Population'''
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |'''City Type'''
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! style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |'''Next election'''
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| Virginia Beach||442,707||[[General law]]||
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| Norfolk||242,628||[[Charter city|Charter]]||
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| Chesapeake||225,050||[[General law]]||
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| Richmond||205,533||[[General law]]||
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| Newport News||179,611||[[General law]]||
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| Alexandria||144,301||[[General law]]||
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| Hampton||136,401||[[Charter city|Charter]]||
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| Roanoke||96,714||[[General law]]||
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| Portsmouth||95,684||[[Charter city|Charter]]||
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| Suffolk||84,930||[[General law]]||
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==Full List of Cities==
 
==Full List of Cities==
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As of the 2010 Census, there are 229 incorporated cities and towns in Virginia. Population figures below are based on the updated estimates as of July 1, 2011.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/popest/data/cities/totals/2011/tables/SUB-EST2011-03-51.xls ''US Census'' "March 2011 Estimate of Virginia cities"]</ref>
 
As of the 2010 Census, there are 229 incorporated cities and towns in Virginia. Population figures below are based on the updated estimates as of July 1, 2011.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/popest/data/cities/totals/2011/tables/SUB-EST2011-03-51.xls ''US Census'' "March 2011 Estimate of Virginia cities"]</ref>
 
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*[[Laws governing local ballot measures in Virginia]]
 
*[[Laws governing local ballot measures in Virginia]]
 
*[[Virginia ballot measures]]
 
*[[Virginia ballot measures]]
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*[[Counties in Virginia]]
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==References==
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
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[[Category:List of cities by state]]
 
[[Category:List of cities by state]]

Revision as of 06:42, 19 September 2013


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This page contains a list of cities in Virginia, and other information about local governments.

Virginia allows municipal charter cities and counties. There are 95 total counties in Virginia. Of those 95:[1]

There are 229 total municipalities (incorporated cities and towns) in Virginia. All 229 are governed under a state granted charter.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Virginia consists of:

  • 95 counties, of which 3 have charters.
  • 229 incorporated cities and towns, all of which operate under a state granted charter.
  • In addition, there are 172 special districts and 1 independent school district.[2]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Virginia

The initiative process is available in the 4 of the 229 Virginia charter municipalities which have exercised their home rule authority to institute such a process. They are Hampton, Lynchburg, Norfolk, and Portsmouth[1][3]

10 most populated cities

List of Most Populated Cities in Virginia
City[4] Population City Type Next election
Virginia Beach 442,707 Charter N/A
Norfolk 242,628 Charter N/A
Chesapeake 225,050 Charter N/A
Richmond 205,533 Charter N/A
Newport News 179,611 Charter N/A
Alexandria 144,301 Charter N/A
Hampton 136,401 Charter N/A
Roanoke 96,714 Charter N/A
Portsmouth 95,684 Charter N/A
Suffolk 84,930 Charter N/A

Full List of Cities

A guide to local ballot initiatives
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As of the 2010 Census, there are 229 incorporated cities and towns in Virginia. Population figures below are based on the updated estimates as of July 1, 2011.[5]

See also

References