Chesapeake city, Virginia Population 2019

Chesapeake city, Virginia's estimated population is 240,327 with a growth rate of 1.15% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chesapeake city, Virginia is the 8th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018242,6342,3070.96%
2017240,3272,7361.15%
2016237,5912,4231.03%
2015235,1681,7880.77%
2014233,3803,0501.32%
2013230,3302,2550.99%
2012228,0752,7431.22%
2011225,3321,7820.80%
2010223,55071,57447.10%
1990151,97637,49032.75%
1980114,48624,90627.80%
197089,5800.00%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White145,521
Black or African American70,171
Two or More Races8,137
Asian7,655
Some Other Race3,232
American Indian and Alaska Native445
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander249

Chesapeake city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Chesapeake city, Virginia Median Age

36.6


Total

35.3


Male

38.2


Female

Chesapeake city, Virginia Adults

There are 177,857 adults, (28,596 of whom are seniors) in Chesapeake city, Virginia.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chesapeake city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

120,475

51.18%

Male

114,935

48.82%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Households and Families

Chesapeake city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chesapeake city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All70.9%29.1%
Non Family60.2%39.8%
Male56.6%43.4%
Female48%52%

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All83,0312.7670.9
Married45,6153.2683.3
Non Family20,7331.2160.2
Female12,7193.3848
Male3,9643.0756.6

3.21

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chesapeake city, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3152.12%
9th to 12th Grade9,1595.85%
High School Graduate40,27425.70%
Some College39,75625.37%
Associates Degree14,8309.47%
Bachelors Degree30,66019.57%
Graduate Degree18,68611.93%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White95,78190,01031,667
Black45,64640,22111,786
Hispanic7,0936,3822,250
Asian5,6185,1392,812
Multiple Races2,9332,8331,064
Other Race1,7061,464434
Native American401384117
Islander132132

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 asian people with a rate of 50.05%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,560$51,551$36,092
Less Than High School$21,421$23,892$16,775
High School Grad$31,217$38,844$24,185
Some College$40,552$50,946$32,297
Bachelors Degree$51,789$66,224$44,426
Graduate Degree$73,170$95,807$57,003

$42,560

Average Earnings

$51,551

Average Male

$36,092

Average Female

Chesapeake city, Virginia Language

Chesapeake city, Virginia Language by Age

Chesapeake city, Virginia Language

92.41% of Chesapeake city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 7.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.76% of the population.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Poverty

Chesapeake city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black66,31210,66316.08%
White134,8288,3836.22%
Hispanic13,0712,19716.81%
Multiple8,0696708.30%
Other3,20152116.28%
Asian7,6252773.63%
Native400297.25%
Islander235145.96%

9.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.94%

Male Poverty Rate

11.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chesapeake city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chesapeake city, Virginia is Hispanic, with 16.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chesapeake city, Virginia is Asian, with 3.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.19%
High School9.82%
Some College6.68%
Bachelors or Greater1.98%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.05%
Male Unemployed25.02%
Female Employed6.28%
Male Employed3.35%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Income

Chesapeake city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$72,214$88,423
Families$83,169$98,584
Married Families$98,972$113,453
Non Families$42,923$53,946

Chesapeake city, Virginia Marital Status

Chesapeake city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Chesapeake city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Chesapeake city, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Chesapeake city, Virginia Veterans

26,910

Number of Veterans

22,385

Male Veterans

4,525

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War9,956
Second Gulf War9,832
Vietnam6,524
Korea988
World War II536

Chesapeake city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White18,08416.87%
Black7,29013.99%
Hispanic1,47718.59%
2 or More50115.50%
Other47122.13%
Asian4587.54%
Indian6816.43%
Hawaiian3828.79%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Veterans by Education

3.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chesapeake city, Virginia Employment Status

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Chesapeake city, Virginia

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990