Latest Data (2017)
Population 240,397
Nationwide Rank 92

Quick Facts

Chesapeake, Virginia is the 92nd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Chesapeake, Virginia is a city.

Chesapeake, Virginia is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Chesapeake had its largest population ever.

Chesapeake, Virginia's growth is about average. 41% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Chesapeake, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
82 Madison, Wisconsin 255,214 21.4%
83 Lubbock, Texas 253,888 26.7%
84 Chandler, Arizona 253,458 41.1%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 249,950 22.3%
86 Reno, Nevada 248,853 35.2%
87 Glendale, Arizona 246,709 11.2%
88 Norfolk, Virginia 244,703 4.4%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 244,605 20.9%
90 North Las Vegas, Nevada 242,975 105.9%
91 Gilbert, Arizona 242,354 106.5%
92 Chesapeake, Virginia 240,397 20.0%
93 Irving, Texas 240,373 25.2%
94 Hialeah, Florida 239,673 5.9%
95 Garland, Texas 238,002 10.1%
96 Fremont, California 234,962 15.0%
97 Richmond, Virginia 227,032 14.8%
98 Boise City, Idaho 226,570 15.8%
99 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 225,374 -1.3%
100 Des Moines, Iowa 217,521 8.9%
101 Spokane, Washington 217,108 10.2%
102 San Bernardino, California 216,995 14.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
44 Virginia Beach 450,435 5.6%
88 Norfolk 244,703 4.4%
92 Chesapeake 240,397 20.0%
97 Richmond 227,032 14.8%
139 Newport News 179,388 -0.4%
161 Alexandria 160,035 23.6%
202 Hampton 134,669 -8.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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