Chesterfield is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 66,601 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Chesterfield is the 16th largest community in Virginia.
Chesterfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chesterfield is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesterfield who work in office and administrative support (14.39%), management occupations (12.15%), and sales jobs (10.82%).
Also of interest is that Chesterfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Chesterfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Chesterfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chesterfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Chesterfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chesterfield, the average commute to work is 30.86 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Chesterfield citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.08% of adults in Chesterfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Chesterfield in 2010 was $35,918, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,672 for a family of four. However, Chesterfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chesterfield is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chesterfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chesterfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chesterfield include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Chesterfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.