Chesapeake city, VA

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2022 Population
249,377
0.892% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
0.809% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.64%
3.97% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$92,703
8.34% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$339,500
16.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
117,682
2.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Chesapeake city, VA had a population of 249k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $92,703. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chesapeake city, VA grew from 247,172 to 249,377, a 0.892% increase and its median household income grew from $85,563 to $92,703, a 8.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chesapeake city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.82%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.63%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.31%).

None of the households in Chesapeake city, 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.

97.8% of the residents in Chesapeake city, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chesapeake city, VA are Centura College-Chesapeake (219 degrees awarded in 2022) and Sentara College of Health Sciences (232885) (146 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Chesapeake city, VA was $339,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%.

Most people in Chesapeake city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Chesapeake city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chesapeake city, VA is home to a population of 249k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.98% of Chesapeake city, VA residents were born outside of the country (14.9k people).

In 2022, there were 1.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Chesapeake city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 71.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Chesapeake city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chesapeake city, VA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chesapeake city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    138k ± 964
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    71.3k ± 1.01k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 1.39k
7.05%
Hispanic Population
17.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Chesapeake city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 71.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.05% of the people in Chesapeake city, VA are hispanic (17.6k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.98%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.9k people
6.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.5k people

As of 2022, 5.98% of Chesapeake city, VA residents (14.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chesapeake city, VA was 6.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    13,459 ± 1,094
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,908 ± 613
  3. Vietnam
    5,243 ± 523

Chesapeake city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chesapeake city, VA employs 118k people. The largest industries in Chesapeake city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,143 people), Public Administration (11,485 people), and Retail Trade (11,331 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,913), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,031), and Public Administration ($81,119).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

118k
2022 Value
± 3,049
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 3.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chesapeake city, VA grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 115k employees to 118k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chesapeake city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,436 people), Management Occupations (12,141 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,842 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chesapeake city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

118k
2022 Value
± 3,049
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 3.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chesapeake city, VA grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 115k employees to 118k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chesapeake city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,143 people), Public Administration (11,485 people), and Retail Trade (11,331 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chesapeake city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Chesapeake city, 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

$60,575
Median earning men ± $2,326
$39,382
Median earning women ± $1,447

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($90,340), Information ($87,423), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,226).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($65,964), Manufacturing ($58,875), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,996).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,120
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,298
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,261
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Chesapeake County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.65%).

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.

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US Representatives from Virginia

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Chesapeake city, VA awarded 365 degrees. The student population of Chesapeake city, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 43 male students and 477 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chesapeake city, VA are White (138 and 37.8%), followed by Black or African American (134 and 36.7%), Two or More Races (51 and 14%), and Hispanic or Latino (22 and 6.03%).

The largest universities in Chesapeake city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Centura College-Chesapeake (219 and 60%) and Sentara College of Health Sciences (232885) (146 and 40%).

The most popular majors in Chesapeake city, VA are Registered Nursing (107 and 29.3%), Medical Office Assistant (105 and 28.8%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (64 and 17.5%).

The median tuition cost in Chesapeake city, VA for private four year colleges is $400.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 520 students enrolled in Chesapeake city, VA, 8.27% men and 91.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 236 records, of which 93.6% were women and 6.36% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 14 degrees awarded
  2. 12 degrees awarded
  3. 81 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chesapeake city, VA was Nursing Practice with 14 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 219 degrees awarded
  2. 146 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Centura College-Chesapeake with 219 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 37 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chesapeake city, VA, which is 0.113 times less than the 328 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 138 degrees mean that there were 1.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 134 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,428) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($3,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chesapeake city, VA was $339,500 in 2022, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $291,700 to $339,500, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Chesapeake city, VA is 73.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chesapeake city, VA have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chesapeake city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chesapeake city, VA is $92,703. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Chesapeake city, VA was Census Tract 210.09 with a value of $152,610, followed by Census Tract 210.13 and Census Tract 212, with respective values of $152,314 and $137,801.

In 2022, 14.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chesapeake city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.65%.

Property

$339,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,413
$66,988
Median Property Taxes
±$1,920

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 city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.3%
Homeownership
2022
71%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.3% of the housing units in Chesapeake city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 210.09
  2. Census Tract 210.13
  3. Census Tract 212

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chesapeake city, VA was Census Tract 210.09 with a value of $152,610, followed by Census Tract 210.13 and Census Tract 212, with respective values of $152,314 and $137,801.

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

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Household Income

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$92,703
Median Household Income
± $2,198
91.4k
Number of Households
± 2,611

In 2022, the median household income of the 91.4k households in Chesapeake city, VA grew to $92,703 from the previous year's value of $85,563.

The following chart displays the households in Chesapeake city, 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 city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.84%)
  3. Carpooled (7.98%)

In 2022, 79.2% of workers in Chesapeake city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.84%) and those who carpooled to work (7.98%).

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chesapeake city, VA have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Chesapeake city, 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 city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chesapeake city, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chesapeake city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.65%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chesapeake city, VA (18.7k out of 244k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chesapeake city, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 9.7% of the children was living in poverty in Chesapeake city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 423 in Chesapeake city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 27.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.3% of the population of Chesapeake city, VA has health coverage, with 44.1% on employee plans, 9.88% on Medicaid, 9.26% on Medicare, 18.5% on non-group plans, and 11.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Chesapeake city, VA see 1243 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.893% increase from the previous year (1232 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 686 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,243 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chesapeake city, VA

Primary care physicians in Chesapeake city, VA see an average of 1,243 patients per year. This represents a 0.893% increase from the previous year (1,232 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chesapeake city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.6% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.69%
Uninsured
44.1%
Employer Coverage
9.88%
Medicaid
9.26%
Medicare
18.5%
Non-Group
11.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chesapeake city, VA declined by 0.723% from 6.74% to 6.69%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 50.9 in Chesapeake city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.7% in Chesapeake city, VA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.89% in Chesapeake city, VA.

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