Living in Chesapeake, VA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Chesapeake, Virginia Info Snack

Population
239,982
Unemployment
4.7%
Poverty
8.6%
Median Home
$273,700
Median Income
$78,640
Median Rent
$1,279

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

6,653
Total Crimes
2,729.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
10.22%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Chesapeake
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 6,653 2,729.7 1,850.7 2,476.7
Violent Crime 1,112 456.3 208.0 366.7
Murder 7 2.9 5.0 5.0
Robbery 139 57.0 41.3 81.6
Aggravated Assault 855 350.8 128.7 250.2
Property Crime 5,541 2,273.5 1,642.7 2,109.9
Burglary 510 209.3 162.8 340.5
Larceny 4,641 1,904.2 1,359.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 390 160.0 120.3 219.9

Chesapeake, VA Cost Of Living

108
Chesapeake's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Chesapeake Virginia National Average
Overall 108 107 100
Services 99 99 100
Groceries 95 96 100
Health 91 97 100
Housing 135 130 100
Transportation 93 90 100
Utilities 100 100 100

Chesapeake, VA Photos

Great Dismal Swamp Canal
Source: Public Domain
Ca July Williamgrimes
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Chesapeake in Virginia

Map Of Chesapeake, VA

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Population over time in Chesapeake

Year Population % Change
2019 239,982 0.9%
2018 237,820 1.0%
2017 235,410 1.0%
2016 233,194 1.1%
2015 230,601 1.1%
2014 228,168 1.1%
2013 225,597 1.1%
2012 223,233 1.1%
2011 220,837 0.7%
2010 219,268 -

Race / Ethnicity in Chesapeake

White
57.4% (137,813)
African American
29.3% (70,328)
American Indian
0.1% (358)
Asian
3.1% (7,350)
Hawaiian
0.1% (140)
Other
0.3% (627)
Two Or More
3.6% (8,542)
Hispanic
6.2% (14,824)
Race Chesapeake VA USA
White 57.4% 61.8% 60.7%
African American 29.3% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 3.1% 6.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.6% 3.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 6.2% 9.4% 18.0%

Gender in Chesapeake

Female
51.1% (122,714)
Male
48.9% (117,267)
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% (2,399)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (14,398)
High School / GED
24.0% (57,595)
Some College
25.0% (59,995)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (23,998)
Bachelor's Degree
21.0% (50,396)
Master's Degree
10.0% (23,998)
Professional Degree
2.0% (4,799)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (2,399)
Education Chesapeake VA USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 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% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 21.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 12.0% 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
3.5% (841,997)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.6% (622,518)
$15,000 to $24,999
5.8% (1,401,160)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.8% (1,634,216)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.0% (2,630,640)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.2% (4,371,768)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.3% (3,423,990)
$100,000 to $149,999
20.6% (4,952,427)
$150,000 to $199,999
9.4% (2,253,340)
$200,000 or more
7.8% (1,866,140)
Income Chesapeake VA USA
Less than $10,000 3.5% 5.1% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.6% 3.4% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 5.8% 7.2% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.8% 7.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.0% 11.0% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.2% 16.4% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.3% 13.0% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 20.6% 17.0% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 9.4% 8.7% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 7.8% 10.9% 7.7%

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