Latest Data (2016)
Population 237,940
Nationwide Rank 92

Quick Facts

Chesapeake, Virginia is the 92nd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Chesapeake, Virginia is a city.

Chesapeake, Virginia is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Chesapeake had its largest population ever.

Chesapeake, Virginia is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 63% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Chesapeake, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
82 Madison, Wisconsin 252,551 20.2%
83 Lubbock, Texas 252,506 26.1%
84 Chandler, Arizona 247,477 37.8%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 246,645 20.7%
86 Glendale, Arizona 245,895 10.8%
87 Reno, Nevada 245,255 33.3%
88 Norfolk, Virginia 245,115 4.6%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 242,203 19.7%
90 North Las Vegas, Nevada 238,702 102.3%
91 Irving, Texas 238,289 24.1%
92 Chesapeake, Virginia 237,940 18.8%
93 Gilbert, Arizona 237,133 102.1%
94 Hialeah, Florida 236,387 4.5%
95 Garland, Texas 234,943 8.7%
96 Fremont, California 233,136 14.1%
97 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 227,715 -0.2%
98 Richmond, Virginia 223,170 12.8%
99 Boise City, Idaho 223,154 14.0%
100 San Bernardino, California 216,239 14.4%
101 Spokane, Washington 215,973 9.6%
102 Des Moines, Iowa 215,472 7.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
43 Virginia Beach 452,602 6.1%
88 Norfolk 245,115 4.6%
92 Chesapeake 237,940 18.8%
98 Richmond 223,170 12.8%
135 Newport News 181,825 0.8%
163 Alexandria 155,810 20.3%
194 Hampton 135,410 -7.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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