Chesapeake city, Virginia Population 2021

Chesapeake city, Virginia's estimated population is 249,787 with a growth rate of 1.00% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chesapeake city, Virginia is the null largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 223,556 and has seen a growth of 11.73% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021249,7872,4761.00%
2020247,3112,4761.01%
2019244,8352,4761.02%
2018242,3592,2160.92%
2017240,1432,6791.13%
2016237,4642,3531.00%
2015235,1111,7510.75%
2014233,3603,0331.32%
2013230,3272,2360.98%
2012228,0912,7301.21%
2011225,3611,8050.81%
2010223,55671,58047.10%
1990151,97637,49032.75%
1980114,48624,90627.80%
197089,5800.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.00%
County Website
Founded
1963 (1919 as South Norfolk, became city in 1
County Seat
2010 Population
223,556
Growth Since 2010
11.73%
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Chesapeake city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White146,54061.06%
Black or African American72,08430.04%
Two or More Races9,5723.99%
Asian7,5713.15%
Some Other Race3,6461.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native4190.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1500.06%
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Chesapeake city, Virginia Population By Race

Chesapeake city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2021

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Median Age

36.9


Total

35.7


Male

38.1


Female

Chesapeake city, Virginia Adults

There are 181,804 adults, (31,085 of whom are seniors) in Chesapeake city, Virginia.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chesapeake city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Mujer

122,715

51.14%

Masculino

117,267

48.86%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Population by Age

Chesapeake city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All71.4%28.6%
Non Family61.3%38.7%
Masculino56.9%43.1%
Mujer47.9%52.1%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chesapeake city, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All84,8492.7671.4
Married46,7363.2583.5
Non Family21,6061.2461.3
Mujer12,4253.4147.9
Masculino4,0823.2156.9

3.21

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,5492.20%
9th to 12th Grade9,1005.65%
High School Graduate38,71524.04%
Some College40,50325.15%
Associates Degree15,7779.80%
Bachelors Degree33,40720.74%
Graduate Degree19,99112.41%
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Chesapeake city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chesapeake city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White96,79591,18333,823
Black47,37442,35513,288
Hispanic8,0166,7782,240
Asian5,8835,2092,913
2+ Races3,4853,3641,358
Other Race2,3031,654423
Native American35732985
Islander112112

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 49.52%.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$45,787$54,298$38,957
Less Than 9th Grade$22,374$26,255$17,599
High School Graduate$33,998$41,020$26,529
Some College$42,220$52,222$33,799
Bachelors Degree$54,947$72,579$46,327
Graduate Degree$75,567$100,226$60,505

$45,787

Average Earnings

$54,298

Average Male

$38,957

Average Female

Chesapeake city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chesapeake city, Virginia Language by Age

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Language

91.71% of Chesapeake city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 8.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.08% of the population.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Language

Chesapeake city, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black68,8709,63914.00%
White135,1987,6095.63%
Hispanic14,5682,41116.55%
Multiple9,4976336.67%
Other3,57346713.07%
Asian7,5472423.21%
Islander1321410.61%
Native400133.25%

8.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.16%

Male Poverty Rate

9.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chesapeake city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chesapeake city, Virginia is Hispanic, with 16.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chesapeake city, Virginia is Asian, with 3.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.58%.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.60%
High School9.07%
Some College5.75%
Bachelors or Greater1.86%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed19.45%
Female Unemployed12.85%
Female Employed5.08%
Male Employed2.81%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chesapeake city, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$78,640$97,038
Families$90,552$108,867
Married Families$106,568$124,577
Non Families$46,054$57,380
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Income by Household Type

Chesapeake city, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Chesapeake city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Marital Status

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26,832

Number of Veterans

21,847

Male Veterans

4,985

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War11,175
Second Gulf War10,497
Vietnam6,457
Korea813
World War II357

Chesapeake city, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5410,560
55 to 645,697
65 to 744,288
18 to 343,330
75+2,957

Chesapeake city, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White17,28816.09%
Black7,96214.91%
Hispanic1,10612.47%
2+ Races65015.14%
Other Race41115.55%
Asian4006.54%
Native American8023.67%
Islander4136.61%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Chesapeake city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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3.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chesapeake city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Chesapeake city, Virginia Employment by Age

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Employment by Race

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.68%

Born in Chesapeake city, Virginia

94.11%

Native Born

5.89%

Foreign Born

2.32%

Non Citizen

3.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.11% of Chesapeake city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 51.68% having been born in Virginia. 2.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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