Chesapeake Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Chesapeake Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
249,422

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.3%
5 - 17:
17.9%
18 - 24:
8.7%
25 - 34:
14.2%
35 - 54:
27.0%
55 - 64:
13.0%
Over 65 Years:
13.0%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
5.7%
5.7%
High School Graduates
92.1%
92.1%
College Graduated
33.2%
33.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Chesapeake
$35,536
$35,536
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Chesapeake
$78,640
$78,640
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
8.6%

Employment Industries in Chesapeake

 
Healthcare
13.9%
13.9%
Retail
10.5%
10.5%
Education
10.2%
10.2%
Public Service
9.5%
9.5%
Manufacturing
8.1%
8.1%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
7.9%
7.9%
Construction
6.7%
6.7%
Accommodation
6.4%
6.4%
Other
5.4%
5.4%
Finance
4.7%
4.7%
Transportation
4.6%
4.6%
Administration
3.7%
3.7%
Real estate
2.3%
2.3%
Information Technology
2.2%
2.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
57.4%
57.4%
Black or African American
29.3%
29.3%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
6.2%
6.2%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.8%
3.8%
Asian
3.1%
3.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
9.1%
9.1%
Irish
8.5%
8.5%
English
8.3%
8.3%
Italian
4.2%
4.2%
European
2.0%
2.0%
Polish
1.9%
1.9%
Scottish
1.7%
1.7%
French
1.6%
1.6%
Scots-Irish
1.1%
1.1%
African
1.1%
1.1%
Welsh
0.8%
0.8%
British
0.7%
0.7%
Swedish
0.7%
0.7%
Dutch
0.6%
0.6%
Norwegian
0.6%
0.6%
French Canadian
0.5%
0.5%
Jamaican
0.5%
0.5%
Scandinavian
0.3%
0.3%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
Greek
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
91.7%
91.7%
Spanish
4.1%
4.1%
Tagalog
0.9%
0.9%
German/Yiddish
0.5%
0.5%
Langs. of India
0.4%
0.4%
French
0.3%
0.3%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
African languages
0.3%
0.3%
Vietnamese
0.3%
0.3%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Polish
0.1%
0.1%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Navajo
0.0%
0.0%
Other Asian languages
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Chesapeake Residents:
5.9%