Chesapeake, VA

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2020 Population
242,647
1.11% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37
0.271% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.49%
12.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$81,261
3.33% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$286,000
4.49% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
112,342
1% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Chesapeake, VA had a population of 243k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $81,261. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Chesapeake, VA grew from 239,982 to 242,647, a 1.11% increase and its median household income grew from $78,640 to $81,261, a 3.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chesapeake, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.15%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.32%), and White (Hispanic) (3.24%).

None of the households in Chesapeake, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Chesapeake, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chesapeake, VA are Sentara College of Health Sciences (232885) (144 degrees awarded in 2020), Centura College-Chesapeake (110 degrees), and Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Norfolk (427973) (90 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Chesapeake, VA was $286,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.3%.

Most people in Chesapeake, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Chesapeake, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Chesapeake, VA is home to a population of 243k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.99% of Chesapeake, VA residents were born outside of the country (14.5k people).

In 2020, there were 1.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (137k people) in Chesapeake, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 70.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2020 Citizenship
97.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.6% of Chesapeake, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Chesapeake, VA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chesapeake, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    137k ± 968
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    70.5k ± 911
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 1.35k
6.52%
Hispanic Population
15.8k people

In 2020, there were 1.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (137k people) in Chesapeake, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 70.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.52% of the people in Chesapeake, VA are hispanic (15.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.99%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
14.5k people
5.89%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
14.1k people

As of 2020, 5.99% of Chesapeake, VA residents (14.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chesapeake, VA was 5.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,121 ± 763
  2. Vietnam
    5,416 ± 471
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,217 ± 479

Chesapeake, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Chesapeake, VA employs 112k people. The largest industries in Chesapeake, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,353 people), Retail Trade (11,750 people), and Educational Services (11,025 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,944), Public Administration ($75,772), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,214).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

112k
2020 Value
± 2,865
1%
1 Year growth
± 3.34%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Chesapeake, VA grew at a rate of 1%, from 111k employees to 112k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chesapeake, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,052 people), Management Occupations (11,373 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,277 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chesapeake, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

112k
2020 Value
± 2,865
1%
1 Year growth
± 3.34%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Chesapeake, VA grew at a rate of 1%, from 111k employees to 112k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chesapeake, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,353 people), Retail Trade (11,750 people), and Educational Services (11,025 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chesapeake, VA, though some of these residents may live in Chesapeake, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,966
Median earning men ± $1,490
$34,843
Median earning women ± $1,245

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($82,420), Wholesale Trade ($72,330), and Information ($68,558).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($55,000), Manufacturing ($48,361), and Construction ($44,783).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Chesapeake, VA awarded 344 degrees. The student population of Chesapeake, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 271 male students and 464 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chesapeake, VA are White (155 and 45.1%), followed by Black or African American (103 and 29.9%), Two or More Races (33 and 9.59%), and Unknown (20 and 5.81%).

The largest universities in Chesapeake, VA by number of degrees awarded are Sentara College of Health Sciences (232885) (144 and 41.9%), Centura College-Chesapeake (110 and 32%), and Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Norfolk (427973) (90 and 26.2%).

The most popular majors in Chesapeake, VA are Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (90 and 26.2%), Registered Nursing (79 and 23%), and Medical Office Assistant (63 and 18.3%).

The median tuition cost in Chesapeake, VA for private four year colleges is $371.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 735 students enrolled in Chesapeake, VA, 36.9% men and 63.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 339 records, of which 70.5% were women and 29.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 4 degree-majors awarded
  2. 79 degree-majors awarded
  3. 43 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chesapeake, VA was Office Management & Supervision with 4 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Chesapeake, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 144 degrees awarded
  2. 110 degrees awarded
  3. 90 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sentara College of Health Sciences (232885) with 144 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 109 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chesapeake, VA, which is 0.464 times less than the 235 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 155 degrees mean that there were 1.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 103 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($16,520) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,973) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($3,975) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Chesapeake, VA was $286,000 in 2020, which is 1.24 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $273,700 to $286,000, a 4.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Chesapeake, VA is 72.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Chesapeake, VA have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chesapeake, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chesapeake, VA is $81,261. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Chesapeake, VA was Census Tract 210.13 with a value of $136,336, followed by Census Tract 210.09 and Census Tract 211.01, with respective values of $134,167 and $119,167.

Property

$286,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,106
$62,590
Median Property Taxes
±$1,994

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chesapeake, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Chesapeake, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.3%
Homeownership
2020
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.3% of the housing units in Chesapeake, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 210.13
  2. Census Tract 210.09
  3. Census Tract 211.01

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chesapeake, VA was Census Tract 210.13 with a value of $136,336, followed by Census Tract 210.09 and Census Tract 211.01, with respective values of $134,167 and $119,167.

The following map shows all of the places in Chesapeake, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$81,261
Median Household Income
± $2,200
86.5k
Number of Households
± 2,430

In 2020, the median household income of the 86.5k households in Chesapeake, VA grew to $81,261 from the previous year's value of $78,640.

The following chart displays the households in Chesapeake, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chesapeake, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.68%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.68%)

In 2020, 82.2% of workers in Chesapeake, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.68%) and those who worked at home (5.68%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chesapeake, VA have a shorter commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Chesapeake, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chesapeake, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chesapeake, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chesapeake, VA (17.7k out of 237k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chesapeake, VA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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92.5% of the population of Chesapeake, VA has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 8.88% on Medicaid, 9.15% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 11.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Chesapeake city, VA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.984% increase from the previous year (1220 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1913 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 822 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chesapeake city, VA

Primary care physicians in Chesapeake city, VA see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.984% increase from the previous year (1,220 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.9% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.9% were men and 53.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.54%
Uninsured
47.1%
Employer Coverage
8.88%
Medicaid
9.15%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
11.9%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chesapeake, VA declined by 7.08% from 8.12% to 7.54%.

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