Chesterfield County, Virginia Population 2020

Chesterfield County, Virginia's estimated population is 359,342 with a growth rate of 1.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chesterfield County, Virginia is the 5th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020359,3425,3931.52%
2019353,9495,3931.55%
2018348,5565,3931.57%
2017343,1634,7491.40%
2016338,4143,4591.03%
2015334,9552,8070.85%
2014332,1484,5091.38%
2013327,6393,7611.16%
2012323,8783,5991.12%
2011320,2793,0840.97%
2010317,195107,92151.57%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
1.52%
County Website
Founded
May 25, 1749
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Chesterfield County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White231,71568.26%
Black or African American77,54622.84%
Asian11,3983.36%
Two or More Races10,9943.24%
Some Other Race6,5871.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0720.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1350.04%
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Chesterfield County, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Chesterfield County, Virginia Median Age

38.8


Total

37.4


Male

40.1


Female

Chesterfield County, Virginia Adults

There are 257,655 adults, (47,282 of whom are seniors) in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Chesterfield County, Virginia Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Chesterfield County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

175,913

51.82%

Male

163,534

48.18%

Chesterfield County, Virginia Households and Families

Chesterfield County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chesterfield County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All75.5%24.5%
Male65%35%
Non Family64.1%35.9%
Female55.1%44.9%

75.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All123,0102.7375.5
Married68,4623.2586.5
Non Family33,3721.2664.1
Female15,4063.3955.1
Male5,7703.2965

3.2

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Chesterfield County, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,6383.36%
9th to 12th Grade10,4074.58%
High School Graduate53,12523.39%
Some College46,91320.65%
Associates Degree18,5368.16%
Bachelors Degree56,63524.93%
Graduate Degree33,89414.92%
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Chesterfield County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White151,307142,48166,029
Black48,39145,47615,682
Hispanic15,38810,2893,242
Asian8,4127,4084,449
Multiple Races4,0063,6491,311
Other Race3,5192,308592
Native American660572148
Islander10910921

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 52.89%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,503$53,388$40,742
Less Than High School$27,040$33,735$16,856
High School Grad$34,307$39,422$28,187
Some College$42,084$50,726$36,504
Bachelors Degree$55,631$70,740$47,680
Graduate Degree$69,334$86,730$55,465

$46,503

Average Earnings

$53,388

Average Male

$40,742

Average Female

Chesterfield County, Virginia Language

Chesterfield County, Virginia Language by Age

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Chesterfield County, Virginia Language

88.50% of Chesterfield County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 11.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.68% of the population.

Chesterfield County, Virginia Poverty

Chesterfield County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White210,4369,9784.74%
Black74,9917,2069.61%
Hispanic28,6714,80416.76%
Multiple10,9061,0269.41%
Other6,5521,01915.55%
Asian11,3918927.83%
Native1,052948.94%

7.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.16%

Male Poverty Rate

7.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chesterfield County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chesterfield County, Virginia is Hispanic, with 16.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chesterfield County, Virginia is White, with 4.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.51%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.80%
High School7.92%
Some College5.00%
Bachelors or Greater2.58%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.45%
Male Unemployed16.03%
Female Employed3.83%
Male Employed2.86%

Chesterfield County, Virginia Income

Chesterfield County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$80,214$98,678
Families$92,896$111,410
Married Families$106,200$125,854
Non Families$46,446$59,625
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Chesterfield County, Virginia Marital Status

Chesterfield County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

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 Veterans

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25,470

Number of Veterans

22,020

Male Veterans

3,450

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,301
First Gulf War7,425
Second Gulf War5,689
Korea1,595
World War II819
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 548,155
65 to 746,349
55 to 644,900
75+4,095
18 to 341,971
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Name Veterans % of Total
White17,7659.95%
Black6,58111.23%
Hispanic9275.02%
2 or More51910.22%
Asian2893.15%
Other2195.13%
Indian819.44%
Hawaiian1614.68%

Chesterfield County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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2.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chesterfield County, Virginia Employment Status

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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55.71%

Born in Virginia

91.62%

Native Born

8.38%

Foreign Born

4.07%

Non Citizen

4.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.62% of Chesterfield County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 55.71% having been born in Virginia. 4.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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