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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Chesapeake is 251,269. Chesapeake, Virginia is the 89th largest city in the US.
Chesapeake is located entirely in Chesapeake city.
The current population of Chesapeake (251,269) is it's peak population.
Chesapeake has grown 25.4% since the 2000. Chesapeake, Virginia is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 63% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
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.
Chesapeake has a population density of 652 people per square mile.
|84||Fort Wayne, Indiana||265,974||4.7%|
|86||St. Petersburg, Florida||258,201||3.7%|
|90||Winston-Salem, North Carolina||250,320||23.7%|
|94||Boise City, Idaho||237,446||21.4%|
The total voting age population of Chesapeake, Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 177,045. The voting age population is 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 13.0% of the residents of Chesapeake are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Chesapeake are 61.1% White, 30.0% Black, 4.0% Two or more races, 3.2% Asian, 1.5% Other, 0.2% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 6.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Chesapeake, 8.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 14.9%. On a per-household basis, 6.6% of families are below the poverty line in Chesapeake.
Among those aged 16 and older, 65.9% of Chesapeake residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 92.1% of Chesapeake residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 33.2% have a bachelor's degree and 12.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Chesapeake residents aged 5 and older, 8.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Chesapeake is 4.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Chesapeake, 22.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Chesapeake is $78,640.
In Chesapeake, 71.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 28.6% of housing units in Chesapeake.
Of all the housing units in Chesapeake, 2.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Chesapeake, 23.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 21,000 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Chesapeake is $1,279.
In Chesapeake, 89.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.