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 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.1%, 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 $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual 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%
2010223,55924,3751.16%
2000199,18447,2082.74%
1990151,97637,4902.87%
1980114,48624,9062.48%
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

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Chesapeake Median Age

36.7


Total

35.2


Male

38.2


Female

Chesapeake Adults

There are 176,061 adults, (27,750 of which are seniors) in Chesapeake.

Chesapeake Age Dependency

57.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chesapeake Sex Ratio

Female

119,306

51.16%

Male

113,888

48.84%

Chesapeake Households and Families

Chesapeake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chesapeake Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All70.1%29.9%
Non Family58.3%41.7%
Male57.2%42.8%
Female47.9%52.1%

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chesapeake Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All82,5732.7470.1
Married45,1143.2682.8
Non Family20,8951.2358.3
Female12,5013.2747.9
Male4,0633.1157.2

3.19

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chesapeake Households

Chesapeake Education

Chesapeake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6072.33%
9th to 12th Grade9,7626.32%
High School Graduate40,13025.96%
Some College39,73925.71%
Associates Degree14,3909.31%
Bachelors Degree29,91219.35%
Graduate Degree17,04311.03%

Chesapeake Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White95,37889,27130,527
Black44,72538,66910,757
Hispanic6,5865,9321,920
Asian5,3984,9662,863
Multiple Races2,6592,542883
Other Race1,5831,225239
Native American363354162
Islander1551558

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 53.04%.

Chesapeake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,738$50,344$35,371
Less Than High School$21,556$23,060$18,723
High School Grad$30,791$36,970$24,038
Some College$40,343$49,838$32,542
Bachelors Degree$52,199$68,255$43,745
Graduate Degree$71,398$94,240$54,546

$41,738

Average Earnings

$50,344

Average Male

$35,371

Average Female

Chesapeake Language

Chesapeake Language by Age

Chesapeake Language

92.80% of Chesapeake residents speak only English, while 7.20% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.43% of the population.

Chesapeake Poverty

Chesapeake Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black65,06810,27915.80%
White134,5188,4336.27%
Hispanic12,1582,00016.45%
Multiple7,3266268.54%
Other3,07757518.69%
Asian7,4841762.35%
Native396307.58%
Islander2573011.67%

9.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.90%

Male Poverty Rate

10.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chesapeake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chesapeake is Other, with 18.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chesapeake is Asian, with 2.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.81%.

Chesapeake Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.47%
High School9.76%
Some College6.41%
Bachelors or Greater2.04%

Chesapeake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.36%
Male Unemployed24.14%
Female Employed6.04%
Male Employed3.49%

Chesapeake Income

Chesapeake Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$69,978$85,349
Families$80,359$94,964
Married Families$94,898$109,381
Non Families$42,228$53,153

Chesapeake Marital Status

Chesapeake Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Chesapeake Married by Age and Sex

Chesapeake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Chesapeake Marital Status by Race

Chesapeake Veterans

Chesapeake Veterans by War

26,708

Number of Veterans

22,290

Male Veterans

4,418

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
First Gulf War10,085
Second Gulf War9,159
Vietnam6,540
Korea1,119
World War II646

Chesapeake Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5410,358
55 to 645,875
65 to 743,879
18 to 343,830
75+2,766

Chesapeake Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White18,31817.12%
Black6,96413.62%
Hispanic1,41019.22%
Asian5509.47%
2 or More52816.33%
Other29914.91%
Hawaiian2515.24%
Indian246.42%

Chesapeake Veterans by Education

3.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chesapeake Employment Status

Chesapeake Employment by Age

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Chesapeake Employment by Race

Chesapeake Employment by Education

Chesapeake Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.91%

Born in Virginia

95.03%

Native Born

4.97%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.03% of Chesapeake residents were born in the United States, with 52.91% having been born in Virginia. 1.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.