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Chesapeake
  • Suburb of Norfolk, VA

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Chesapeake is a suburb of Norfolk with a population of 247,172. Chesapeake is in Chesapeake City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Chesapeake offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chesapeake there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Chesapeake. The public schools in Chesapeake are highly rated.

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About Chesapeake...
Population
247,172

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$291,700
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,328
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Chesapeake Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    378.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    10
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    41.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    32.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    128.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,416.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    132.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

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