The racial makeup of the county was 61.3% (194,304) White, 21.76% (68,973) Black or African American, 0.35% (1109) Native American, 8.51% (26,974) Asian, 0.03% (95) Pacific Islander, 0.98% (3106) from other races, and 1.42% (4,501) from two or more races.
About 6.0% (19,018) of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 32.90% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the county was ,114 and the median income for a family was ,140.
Henrico County is the site of Richmond International Airport. It purchases public bus route services from Greater Richmond Transit Company, an FTA-funded public service company that is owned equally by the City of Richmond and neighboring Chesterfield County.Some old roads continue to be in use today, such as Horsepen Rd., Three Chopt Rd., and Quiocassin Rd.However, after a lengthy court battle, the city was given permission to annex only 17 square miles.Since the city would have had to reimburse Henrico a hefty million, Richmond opted against annexing the 17 square miles.In addition to the 1974 complex, in 1988 the county opened its Eastern Government Center to be more convenient to county residents in the eastern portion of the county. Additional significant battles took place in 1864 during the Overland Campaign prior to and during the Siege of Petersburg, which led to the fall of Richmond. This special status was due to the existence of county highway departments prior to the creation in 1927 of the state agency that is now VDOT; and the assumption by that agency in 1932 of local roads in most counties.
(Henrico and Arlington were grandfathered and allowed to continue pre-existing arrangements.) The control of the roads system is considered a powerful advantage for community urban planners, who can require developers to contribute to funding needed for road needs serving the planners' and developers' projects.
The county is bounded by the Chickahominy River to the north and the James River and Richmond to the south.
Richmond Raceway is in the central portion of Henrico County near Mechanicsville, just north of the Richmond city limits.
Colonist John Rolfe built this plantation, where he lived with his wife, Pocahontas.
In 1752, Henrico relocated its seat to a more central location inside the city of Richmond, between Church Hill and what is now Tobacco Row.
The county seat remained at 22nd and Main St in Richmond even after the city's government became fully independent of the county in 1842. Stuart was mortally wounded in Henrico County at the Battle of Yellow Tavern on May 12, 1864.