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 237,940 people and 41 constituent neighborhoods, Chesapeake is the third largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chesapeake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chesapeake is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesapeake who work in office and administrative support (14.29%), sales jobs (10.65%), and management occupations (9.90%).

Chesapeake is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Chesapeake, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Chesapeake use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Chesapeake‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The overall education level of Chesapeake citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.38% of adults in Chesapeake have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chesapeake in 2010 was $30,764, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,056 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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