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Chesapeake
  • Suburb of Norfolk, VA

Chesapeake Residents

Chesapeake Residents Overview

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Population
239,982
Unemployment Rate
3.1%
Poverty Rate
8.5%
Non-Citizens
2.3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the people who live in your area?
Based on 76 responses
  • Middle class families
    45%
  • Older generation
    17%
  • 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
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%
Racial Diversity
  • White
    57%
  • African American
    29%
  • Hispanic
    6%
  • Two or more races
    4%
  • Asian
    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
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%

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Income

Median Household Income
$78,640
National
$62,843
Household Income Brackets
  • <$25k
    12%
  • $25-$44k
    14%
  • $45-$74k
    22%
  • $75-$149k
    35%
  • $150k+
    17%
Median Individual Income
$37,511
National
$31,133
Individual Income Brackets
  • <$15k
    23%
  • $15-$34k
    25%
  • $35-$64k
    27%
  • $65k+
    26%

Community

Poll
71%
of residents say there is a good sense of community. 93 responses
Poll
47%
of people say LGBT residents are somewhat accepted. 90 responses
Poll
What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to your area?
Based on 60 responses
  • Everything you need is right here.
    32%
  • Wonderful place to move for settling down
    30%
  • Chesapeake is not the best town for singles.
    5%
  • Get to know your neighbors
    5%
  • Chesapeake is somewhat rural, somewhat city.
    3%
  • Pick up a hobby and learn to cook.
    3%
  • Get involved in the community
    2%

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