Chesapeake, VA

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Living in Chesapeake

Chesapeake is a relatively large city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 244,835 people and 41 constituent neighborhoods, Chesapeake is the third largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities, Chesapeake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chesapeake are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chesapeake is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesapeake who work in office and administrative support (13.07%), sales jobs (9.58%), and management occupations (9.42%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Chesapeake. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

Also of interest is that Chesapeake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Chesapeake is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.45% of adults in Chesapeake have a college degree.

The per capita income in Chesapeake in 2018 was $33,844, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,376 for a family of four. However, Chesapeake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chesapeake is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chesapeake include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Chesapeake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.