Chesterfield County, Virginia Population 2021

Chesterfield County, Virginia's estimated population is 361,844 with a growth rate of 1.27% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chesterfield County, Virginia is the 6th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 317,198 and has seen a growth of 14.08% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021361,8444,5211.27%
2020357,3234,5211.28%
2019352,8024,5211.30%
2018348,2815,0051.46%
2017343,2764,7971.42%
2016338,4793,5641.06%
2015334,9152,8220.85%
2014332,0934,4811.37%
2013327,6123,7321.15%
2012323,8803,5731.12%
2011320,3073,1090.98%
2010317,198107,92451.57%
1990209,27467,90248.03%
1980141,37264,51783.95%
197076,8555,6587.95%
196071,19730,79776.23%
195040,4009,21729.56%
194031,1835,13419.71%
193026,0495,55327.09%
192020,496-803-3.77%
191021,2992,49513.27%
190018,804-7,407-28.26%
189026,2111,1264.49%
188025,0856,61535.81%
187018,470-546-2.87%
186019,0161,5278.73%
185017,4893411.99%
184017,148-1,489-7.99%
183018,6376343.52%
182018,0038,02480.41%
18109,979-4,509-31.12%
180014,4882741.93%
179014,2140.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.27%
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Founded
May 25, 1749
2010 Population
317,198
Growth Since 2010
14.08%
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Chesterfield County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White230,91467.21%
Black or African American79,34723.10%
Asian11,8583.45%
Two or More Races10,7073.12%
Some Other Race9,4842.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0370.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2040.06%
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Chesterfield County, Virginia Population by Race

Chesterfield County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Chesterfield County, Virginia Median Age

38.9


Total

37.5


Male

40.3


Female

Chesterfield County, Virginia Adults

There are 261,478 adults, (49,544 of whom are seniors) in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Chesterfield County, Virginia Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Chesterfield County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

177,966

51.80%

Male

165,585

48.20%

Chesterfield County, Virginia Population by Age

Chesterfield County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chesterfield County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All75.8%24.2%
Male65.4%34.6%
Non Family63.8%36.2%
Female53.5%46.5%

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chesterfield County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All124,9712.7275.8
Married69,4123.2487.6
Non Family33,7891.2663.8
Female15,8663.3553.5
Male5,9043.3265.4

3.18

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Chesterfield County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,5383.26%
9th to 12th Grade10,1754.40%
High School Graduate54,44223.56%
Some College46,41020.09%
Associates Degree18,9728.21%
Bachelors Degree57,95625.08%
Graduate Degree35,55115.39%
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Chesterfield County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chesterfield County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White152,242144,02967,785
Black49,81646,71916,021
Hispanic16,33210,9423,357
Asian8,7247,8925,033
Other Race5,0583,219682
2+ Races4,1353,8261,442
Native American662581193
Islander15915616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.69%.

Chesterfield County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,390$53,864$41,334
Less Than 9th Grade$28,769$35,655$18,670
High School Graduate$34,489$40,077$29,316
Some College$42,726$50,807$36,858
Bachelors Degree$56,214$71,780$47,906
Graduate Degree$69,269$90,289$55,794

$47,390

Average Earnings

$53,864

Average Male

$41,334

Average Female

Chesterfield County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chesterfield County, Virginia Language by Age

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Chesterfield County, Virginia Language

88.08% of Chesterfield County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 11.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.26% of the population.

Chesterfield County, Virginia Language

Chesterfield County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White211,0169,7114.60%
Black76,8156,9719.08%
Hispanic30,0754,88416.24%
Other9,4141,38014.66%
Multiple10,6118908.39%
Asian11,8528777.40%
Native1,021454.41%

6.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.98%

Male Poverty Rate

7.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chesterfield County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chesterfield County, Virginia is Hispanic, with 16.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chesterfield County, Virginia is Native, with 4.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.09%.

Chesterfield County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.99%
High School7.50%
Some College5.15%
Bachelors or Greater2.61%

Chesterfield County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.48%
Male Unemployed11.92%
Female Employed3.59%
Male Employed2.76%

Chesterfield County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chesterfield County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$82,599$101,518
Families$95,718$114,308
Married Families$109,170$129,610
Non Families$47,354$61,814
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Income by Household Type

Chesterfield County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Chesterfield County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Chesterfield County, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chesterfield County, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Chesterfield County, Virginia Marital Status

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25,184

Number of Veterans

21,760

Male Veterans

3,424

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,793
First Gulf War7,604
Second Gulf War5,993
Korea1,493
World War II775

Chesterfield County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 547,984
65 to 745,928
55 to 644,956
75+4,169
18 to 342,147

Chesterfield County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White17,5499.83%
Black6,60510.97%
Hispanic9274.75%
2+ Races4288.44%
Asian3043.18%
Other Race2093.44%
Native American607.45%
Islander2917.79%

Chesterfield County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Chesterfield County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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2.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chesterfield County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Chesterfield County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Chesterfield County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Chesterfield County, 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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55.50%

Born in Chesterfield County, Virginia

91.35%

Native Born

8.65%

Foreign Born

4.20%

Non Citizen

4.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.35% of Chesterfield County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 55.50% having been born in Virginia. 4.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chesterfield County, 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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