Chesapeake is a relatively large city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 252,488 people and 61 constituent neighborhoods, Chesapeake is the second largest community in Virginia.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Chesapeake telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.85% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Chesapeake, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Chesapeake is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Chesapeake a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Chesapeake is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
The citizens of Chesapeake are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.49% of adults in Chesapeake have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Chesapeake in 2018 was $38,952, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,808 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, German, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Chesapeake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.