Chesapeake Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Chesapeake?

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There are 242,647 residents in Chesapeake, with a median age of 37. Of this, 48.88% are males and 51.12% are females. US-born citizens make up 91.47% of the resident pool in Chesapeake, while non-US-born citizens account for 6.09%. Additionally, 2.43% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 204,252 people in Chesapeake currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 242,647 1.1%
Male Population 118,604 1.1%
Female Population 124,043 1.1%
Male population 48.88%
Female population 51.12%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 37 0.3%
Citizen US Born 221,955 0.8%
Citizen not US Born 14,786 4.4%
Not Citizen 5,906 6.1%
Citizen US Born 91.47%
Citizen not US Born 6.09%
Not Citizen 2.43%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,424 -11.3%
Moved from Same County 12,118 8.1%
Moved from Same State 13,365 -2.7%
Moved from Different State 8,714 11.3%
Same House as Last Year 204,252 0.9%
Moved from Abroad 0.59%
Moved from Same County 5.05%
Moved from Same State 5.57%
Moved from Different State 3.63%
Same House as Last Year 85.15%

What are the employment statistics in Chesapeake?

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White-collar workers make up 79.35% of the working population in Chesapeake, while blue-collar employees account for 20.65%. There are also 8,303 entrepreneurs in Chesapeake (7.39% of the workforce); 70,367 workers employed in private companies (62.64%); and 25,142 people working in governmental institutions (22.38%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 89,144 0.1%
Blue Collar 23,198 4.7%
White Collar 79.35%
Blue Collar 20.65%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 8,303 3.1%
Private Companies 70,367 1.7%
Governmental Workers 25,142 -1.4%
Not for Profit Companies 8,530 0.9%
Self Employees 7.39%
Private Companies 62.64%
Governmental Workers 22.38%
Not for Profit Companies 7.59%

How many households are there in Chesapeake?

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There are a total of 86,524 households in Chesapeake, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 74.27% of these Chesapeake households, while non-family units account for the remaining 25.73%. Additionally, 37.76% of households have children and 62.24% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 86,524 2.0%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.4%
Family Households 64,258 1.6%
Non-family Households 22,266 3.1%
Family Households 74.27%
Non-family Households 25.73%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 32,675 1.7%
Households without Children 53,849 2.2%
Households with Children 37.76%
Households without Children 62.24%

What are the median and average incomes in Chesapeake?

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The average annual household income in Chesapeake is $101,002, while the median household income sits at $81,261 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $80,445, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $100,903. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $49,204 and $60,159, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $101,002 4.1%
Median Household Income $81,261 3.3%
People below Poverty Level 17,384 -10.9%
People above Poverty Level 216,957 2.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Chesapeake?

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There are 91,707 housing units in Chesapeake, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1988. Of the 86,524 occupied housing units in Chesapeake, 72.34% are owner-occupied, while 27.66% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 76.25% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $288,000. In general, housing costs reach $1,486 per month in Chesapeake.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 91,707 1.0%
Median Year Built 1988 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 1,881 0.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,708 18.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 5,842 -6.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 8,554 3.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 12,858 -1.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 17,944 0.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 20,151 -4.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 12,239 -1.0%
Built in 2010 or Later 10,530 21.3%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 86,524 2.0%
Owner Occupied 62,590 3.4%
Renter Occupied 23,934 -1.5%
Owner Occupied 72.34%
Renter Occupied 27.66%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 47,728 3.1%
Without Mortgage 14,862 4.4%
Median Value with Mortgage $288,000 3.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $278,000 7.7%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,486 1.2%
With Mortgage 76.25%
Without Mortgage 23.75%

What is the level of education in Chesapeake?

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Approximately 30.27% of the population in Chesapeake holds a high school degree (that's 55,633 residents), while 26.09% have attained a college certificate (57,001 locals) and 20.49% have a bachelor's degree (37,654 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 3,760 0.9%
Some High School 55,633 -3.2%
Some College 57,001 1.3%
Associate Degree 17,657 5.2%
Bachelor's Degree 37,654 6.2%
Graduate Degree 21,125 5.1%
No High School 2.05%
Some High School 30.27%
Some College 26.09%
Associate Degree 9.61%
Bachelor's Degree 20.49%
Graduate Degree 11.5%

What is the marital status of Chesapeake residents?

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A total of 57,340 people in Chesapeake have never been married (which represents 29.53% of the total population), while 108,309 of them are wedded (55.78%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 3,752 (1.93%) and 18,624 (9.59%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 57,340 -1.2%
Married 108,309 3.4%
Separated 3,752 -13.4%
Widowed 9,912 -2.3%
Divorced 18,624 -3.6%
Never Married 29.53%
Married 55.78%
Separated 1.93%
Widowed 5.1%
Divorced 9.59%

What are the most common means of transportation in Chesapeake?

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The top three means of transportation people in Chesapeake use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 107,169 residents commute by car, 1,127 prefer going to work by walking and 898 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 107,169 -1.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 898 59.5%
Railroad 71 10.9%
Ferryboat 23 -23.3%
Bicycle 165 -5.7%
Motorcycle 64 -41.8%
TaxiCab 215 9.1%
Walk 1,127 -12.5%

What is the median and average household income in Chesapeake by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
23320 59,248 23,455 $75,816.00 $93,015.00
23321 36,768 13,054 $82,324.00 $103,305.00
23322 65,272 21,108 $112,332.00 $128,665.00
23323 40,644 13,629 $85,308.00 $102,358.00
23324 23,232 8,246 $44,883.00 $58,709.00
23325 17,516 7,045 $68,012.00 $87,244.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 23320 23321 23322 23323 23324 23325

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