What is the current population of Chesapeake?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Chesapeake is 244,835. Chesapeake, Virginia is the 91st largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Chesapeake?

The current population of Chesapeake (244,835) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Chesapeake growing?

Chesapeake has grown 22.2% since the 2000. Chesapeake, Virginia's growth is about average. 42% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Chesapeake the biggest city in Virginia?

No, Chesapeake is the second largest city in the state of Virginia based on population. The biggest city, Virginia Beach, is 1.8x bigger than Chesapeake.

What county is Chesapeake, Virginia in?

Chesapeake is located entirely in Chesapeake city.

What is the population density of Chesapeake, Virginia?

Chesapeake has a population density of 652 people per square mile.

What is the size of Chesapeake, Virginia in square miles?

Chesapeake has an area of 340.8 square miles. Chesapeake is the 16th largest city, by area, in the United States. Among cities in Virginia, Chesapeake is the 2nd largest city by area.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 244,835 91
2018 242,634 92
2017 240,397 92
2016 237,940 92
2015 235,429 94
2014 233,371 92
2013 230,571 91
2012 228,417 92
2011 225,500 91
2010 222,209 91
2009 222,455 91
2008 220,319 89
2007 219,132 86
2006 218,647 86
2005 216,570 86
2004 213,247 86
2003 208,506 89
2002 204,635 90
2001 202,546 89
2000 200,283 90
1990 151,982 118

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
81 Chandler, Arizona 261,165 45.4%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 259,680 23.6%
83 Lubbock, Texas 258,862 29.2%
84 Scottsdale, Arizona 258,069 26.3%
85 Reno, Nevada 255,601 38.9%
86 Buffalo, New York 255,284 -12.6%
87 Gilbert, Arizona 254,114 116.6%
88 Glendale, Arizona 252,381 13.7%
89 North Las Vegas, Nevada 251,974 113.5%
90 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 247,945 22.6%
91 Chesapeake, Virginia 244,835 22.2%
92 Norfolk, Virginia 242,742 3.6%
93 Fremont, California 241,110 18.0%
94 Garland, Texas 239,928 11.0%
95 Irving, Texas 239,798 24.9%
96 Hialeah, Florida 233,339 3.1%
97 Richmond, Virginia 230,436 16.5%
98 Boise City, Idaho 228,959 17.0%
99 Spokane, Washington 222,081 12.7%
100 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 220,236 -3.5%
101 Tacoma, Washington 217,827 12.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
44 Virginia Beach 449,974 5.4%
91 Chesapeake 244,835 22.2%
92 Norfolk 242,742 3.6%
97 Richmond 230,436 16.5%
144 Newport News 179,225 -0.5%
159 Alexandria 159,428 23.1%
203 Hampton 134,510 -8.1%

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