Latest Data (2018)
Population 242,634
Nationwide Rank 92

Quick Facts

Chesapeake, Virginia is the 92nd largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Chesapeake, Virginia is a city.

Chesapeake, Virginia is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Chesapeake had its largest population ever.

Chesapeake, Virginia is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 60% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Chesapeake, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
82 Chandler, Arizona 257,165 43.2%
83 Buffalo, New York 256,304 -12.2%
84 Lubbock, Texas 255,885 27.7%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 255,310 24.9%
86 Reno, Nevada 250,998 36.4%
87 Glendale, Arizona 250,702 13.0%
88 Gilbert, Arizona 248,279 111.6%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 246,328 21.8%
90 North Las Vegas, Nevada 245,949 108.4%
91 Norfolk, Virginia 244,076 4.1%
92 Chesapeake, Virginia 242,634 21.1%
93 Garland, Texas 242,507 12.2%
94 Irving, Texas 242,242 26.2%
95 Hialeah, Florida 238,942 5.6%
96 Fremont, California 237,807 16.4%
97 Boise City, Idaho 228,790 16.9%
98 Richmond, Virginia 228,783 15.6%
99 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 221,599 -2.9%
100 Spokane, Washington 219,190 11.3%
101 Des Moines, Iowa 216,853 8.6%
102 Tacoma, Washington 216,279 11.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
44 Virginia Beach 450,189 5.5%
91 Norfolk 244,076 4.1%
92 Chesapeake 242,634 21.1%
98 Richmond 228,783 15.6%
144 Newport News 178,626 -0.9%
159 Alexandria 160,530 24.0%
203 Hampton 134,313 -8.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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