Chesapeake, VA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Chesapeake, Virginia Info Snack

Population
242,647
Unemployment
5.2%
Poverty
7.5%
Median Home
$286,000
Median Income
$81,261
Median Rent
$1,300

Chesapeake SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
6

Chesapeake, VA Crime Report

5,433
Total Crimes
2,198.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
-6.29%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Chesapeake
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 5,433 2,198.5 1,665.1 2,346.0
Violent Crime 1,020 412.8 208.7 387.8
Murder 15 6.1 6.1 6.5
Robbery 112 45.3 34.3 73.9
Aggravated Assault 813 329.0 141.7 279.7
Property Crime 4,413 1,785.8 1,456.4 1,958.2
Burglary 388 157.0 133.5 314.2
Larceny 3,697 1,496.0 1,196.6 1,398.0
Car Theft 328 132.7 126.3 246.0

Chesapeake, VA Cost Of Living

115
Chesapeake's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Chesapeake Virginia National Average
Overall 115 106 100
Services 107 99 100
Groceries 97 98 100
Health 109 98 100
Housing 133 131 100
Transportation 108 93 100
Utilities 108 96 100

Chesapeake, VA Photos

Great Dismal Swamp Canal
Source: Public Domain
Ca July Williamgrimes
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Rankings for Chesapeake in Virginia

Map Of Chesapeake, VA

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Population over time in Chesapeake

Year Population % Change
2020 242,647 2.0%
2019 237,820 1.0%
2018 235,410 1.0%
2017 233,194 1.1%
2016 230,601 1.1%
2015 228,168 1.1%
2014 225,597 1.1%
2013 223,233 1.1%
2012 220,837 0.7%
2011 219,268 -

Race / Ethnicity in Chesapeake

White
56.4% (136,878)
African American
29.0% (70,466)
American Indian
0.1% (346)
Asian
3.3% (8,057)
Hawaiian
0.0% (23)
Other
0.4% (996)
Two Or More
4.1% (10,068)
Hispanic
6.5% (15,813)
Race Chesapeake VA USA
White 56.4% 61.2% 60.1%
African American 29.0% 18.7% 12.2%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.6%
Asian 3.3% 6.6% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
Two Or More 4.1% 3.4% 2.8%
Hispanic 6.5% 9.5% 18.2%

Gender in Chesapeake

Female
51.1% (124,043)
Male
48.9% (118,603)
Gender Chesapeake VA USA
Female 51.1% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Chesapeake for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (2,426)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (12,132)
High School / GED
24.0% (58,235)
Some College
25.0% (60,661)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (24,264)
Bachelor's Degree
22.0% (53,382)
Master's Degree
10.0% (24,264)
Professional Degree
2.0% (4,852)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (2,426)
Education Chesapeake VA USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 24.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 22.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Chesapeake, Virginia

Less than $10,000
3.2% (781,302)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.4% (576,302)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.8% (1,414,253)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.0% (1,459,684)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.7% (2,594,340)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.3% (4,446,359)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.5% (3,520,350)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.4% (4,953,673)
$150,000 to $199,999
10.2% (2,464,217)
$200,000 or more
8.5% (2,054,215)
Income Chesapeake VA USA
Less than $10,000 3.2% 4.8% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.4% 3.3% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.8% 7.0% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.0% 7.1% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.7% 10.8% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.3% 16.3% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.5% 12.9% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.4% 17.2% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 10.2% 9.0% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 8.5% 11.6% 8.3%

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