Chesapeake city, Virginia Population 2020

Chesapeake city, Virginia's estimated population is 247,248 with a growth rate of 0.94% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chesapeake city, Virginia is the 7th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020247,2482,3070.94%
2019244,9412,3070.95%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.94%
County Website
Founded
1963 (1919 as South Norfolk, became city in 1
County Seat
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Chesapeake city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White145,95461.37%
Black or African American71,09229.89%
Two or More Races8,5823.61%
Asian7,7903.28%
Some Other Race3,7581.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native4280.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2160.09%
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Chesapeake city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Median Age

36.7


Total

35.5


Male

38


Female

Chesapeake city, Virginia Adults

There are 180,053 adults, (29,829 of whom are seniors) in Chesapeake city, Virginia.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Chesapeake city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

121,632

51.14%

Male

116,188

48.86%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Households and Families

Chesapeake city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All71.3%28.7%
Non Family61.5%38.5%
Male56.1%43.9%
Female48.9%51.1%

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All84,2302.7571.3
Married46,3673.2483.3
Non Family20,9221.2361.5
Female12,7353.3448.9
Male4,2063.1256.1

3.19

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4442.16%
9th to 12th Grade9,0085.66%
High School Graduate39,84125.04%
Some College40,22925.29%
Associates Degree14,9399.39%
Bachelors Degree32,01320.12%
Graduate Degree19,61112.33%
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Chesapeake city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White96,37990,48333,095
Black46,47141,55412,376
Hispanic7,6196,5952,193
Asian5,8575,3663,071
Multiple Races3,1423,0081,124
Other Race2,0971,682434
Native American37334995
Islander115115

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 52.43%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,158$53,001$37,348
Less Than High School$22,037$25,781$16,544
High School Grad$32,391$39,565$26,177
Some College$41,210$52,413$32,925
Bachelors Degree$54,111$69,008$45,505
Graduate Degree$72,064$96,210$58,095

$44,158

Average Earnings

$53,001

Average Male

$37,348

Average Female

Chesapeake city, Virginia Language

Chesapeake city, Virginia Language by Age

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Language

92.03% of Chesapeake city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 7.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.94% of the population.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Poverty

Chesapeake city, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black67,2979,85614.65%
White135,0347,9275.87%
Hispanic13,9322,33716.77%
Other3,71657515.47%
Multiple8,5555486.41%
Asian7,7752453.15%
Native42071.67%
Islander20273.47%

8.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.48%

Male Poverty Rate

10.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chesapeake city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chesapeake city, Virginia is Hispanic, with 16.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chesapeake city, Virginia is Native, with 1.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.30%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.94%
High School8.44%
Some College6.38%
Bachelors or Greater1.77%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.54%
Male Unemployed19.27%
Female Employed5.67%
Male Employed2.92%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Income

Chesapeake city, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$75,790$92,716
Families$86,016$103,242
Married Families$101,533$118,334
Non Families$44,786$56,287
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Chesapeake city, Virginia Marital Status

Chesapeake city, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

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 55-64.

Chesapeake city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Chesapeake city, Virginia Veterans

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27,191

Number of Veterans

22,343

Male Veterans

4,848

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War10,760
Second Gulf War10,121
Vietnam6,441
Korea871
World War II558
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5410,597
55 to 645,902
65 to 744,175
18 to 343,588
75+2,929
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Name Veterans % of Total
White18,11716.84%
Black7,46314.14%
Hispanic1,14313.58%
2 or More61316.34%
Asian4877.94%
Other38815.87%
Indian7622.49%
Hawaiian4740.87%

Chesapeake city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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3.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chesapeake city, Virginia Employment Status

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66%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

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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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52.40%

Born in Virginia

94.33%

Native Born

5.67%

Foreign Born

2.10%

Non Citizen

3.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.33% of Chesapeake city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 52.40% having been born in Virginia. 2.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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