Chesapeake is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 751 people and just one neighborhood, Chesapeake is the 615th largest community in Ohio.
When you are in Chesapeake, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.01% of Chesapeake’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Chesapeake is a village of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesapeake who work in office and administrative support (13.82%), food service (11.37%), and sales jobs (7.07%).
The village is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Chesapeake has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Chesapeake a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small village, Chesapeake doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Chesapeake, just 10.59% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Chesapeake in 2018 was $27,925, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,700 for a family of four. However, Chesapeake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Chesapeake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chesapeake residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Chesapeake include German, Irish, Polish, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Chesapeake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Our research reveals that 91.9% of commuters who live in the neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Chesapeake are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 51.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 50.7% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 42.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.2%), and 9.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.5%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Chesapeake, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.0%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (2.7%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.3%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (91.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.