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Chesapeake Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Population
237,820
Unemployment Rate
3.4%
Poverty Rate
8.8%
Non-Citizens
2.1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the people who live in your area?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Middle class families
    45%
  • Older generation
    18%
  • Military
    8%
  • A blend of retirees and younger military
    7%
  • Younger working families
    7%
  • Family oriented
    4%
  • Upper middle class families
    3%

Chesapeake Demographics

Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
Racial Diversity
  • White
    58%
  • African American
    29%
  • Hispanic
    6%
  • Asian
    3%
  • Two or more races
    3%
  • Other race
    0%
  • American Indian or Alaska native
    0%
  • Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    0%
Gender
  • Female
    51%
  • Male
    49%
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%

Income

Median Household Income
$75,790
National
$55,322
Household Income Brackets
  • <$25k
    12%
  • $25-$44k
    15%
  • $45-$74k
    22%
  • $75-$149k
    35%
  • $150k+
    15%
Median Individual Income
$36,472
National
$27,419
Individual Income Brackets
  • <$15k
    23%
  • $15-$34k
    25%
  • $35-$64k
    28%
  • $65k+
    24%

Community

Poll
70%
of residents say there is a good sense of community.91 responses
Poll
47%
of people say LGBT residents are somewhat accepted.88 responses
Poll
What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to your area?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Everything you need is right here.
    33%
  • Wonderful place to move for settling down
    31%
  • Chesapeake is not the best town for singles.
    5%
  • Get to know your neighbors
    5%
  • Pick up a hobby and learn to cook.
    3%
  • Chesapeake is somewhat rural, somewhat city.
    2%
  • Get involved in the community
    2%
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