Why are people of diverse cultures moving to the Richmond Region? What is the impact?
The entire “multicultural” (all non-Caucasion) population in Chesterfield County increased by 60,456 people from 2000-2010, a 65.88% percent increase. The African-American population increased by 23,217 (50.3%) and the Asian population by 4,140(67.3%). All other race populations increased by 12,469 (153.8%). The most significant increase was in the Hispanic population, which grew by 15,247(200.2%). These population shifts are reflected throughout the Metro Richmond area.