Chesapeake, Virginia Population 2018

Chesapeake, Virginia's estimated population is 240,397 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Chesapeake, Virginia is the 3rd largest city in Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 710.16 people/mi² (274.19 people/km²), with a household density of 100.15 people/km² (259.39 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 36.7 years, 35.2 years for males, and 38.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 87,807 households in the city, with an average size of 2.74 people per household. The vacancy rate was 6%, with a median rent of $1180/month. The median house has 6.4 rooms, and has a value of $256,500.

The median income for households in Chesapeake, Virginia is $69,978, while the mean household income is $85,349. The per capita income is $30,764, and 7.8% of families and 9.5% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 14.5% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 6.3% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017240,3972,7761.17%
2016237,6212,4291.03%
2015235,1921,7620.75%
2014233,4303,0201.31%
2013230,4102,3101.01%
2012228,1002,7191.21%
2011225,3811,8220.81%
2010223,55924,37512.24%
2000199,18447,20831.06%
1990151,97637,49032.75%
1980114,48624,90627.80%
197089,5800.00%

Chesapeake Population in 2018Source: By US Army Corps of Engineers, photographer not specified [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White145,131
Black or African American69,273
Asian7,515
Two or More Races7,433
Some Other Race3,116
American Indian and Alaska Native455
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander271

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Chesapeake Population Pyramid 2018

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Chesapeake Median Age

36.7


Total

35.2


Male

38.2


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 181,500 adults in Chesapeake.

Chesapeake Age Dependency

57.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chesapeake Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
6.4
Houses Without Mortgage
12,245
Houses With Mortgage
45,606
Vacancy Rate
6
Median Rent
1,180
Median Home Value
256,500
Renter-Occupied Units
24,722
Owner-Occupied Units
57,851
Total Housing Units
87,807

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Chesapeake for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4% and the labor force participation rate is 66.3%.

Chesapeake Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.74
Average Family Size
3.19
Total Households
82573
Married Couple Households
45114
Male Householder (no wife) Families
4063
Female Householder (no husband) Families
12501
Non Family Households
20895
Total Families
61678
Households With Own Children
26847
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
3.7
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4

Chesapeake Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
3,566
$10,000 to $14,999
2,609
$15,000 to $24,999
5,611
$25,000 to $34,999
5,885
$35,000 to $49,999
10,276
$50,000 to $74,999
16,211
$75,000 to $99,999
12,717
$100,000 to $149,999
15,312
$150,000 to $199,999
5,888
Over $200,000
4,498

Chesapeake Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Chesapeake

Virginia

$69,978

$66,149

$85,349

$90,881

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Chesapeake Education Data

Chesapeake Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
3,6072.33%
9th to 12th Grade
9,7626.32%
High School Graduate
40,13025.96%
Some College
39,73925.71%
Associates Degree
14,3909.31%
Bachelors Degree
29,91219.35%
Graduate Degree
17,04311.03%