Chesterfield, VA
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Chesterfield is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 64,142 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Chesterfield is the 16th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Chesterfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chesterfield are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.33%), management occupations (11.71%), and sales jobs (10.76%).

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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Chesterfield is worth considering.

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 30.42 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%): 34.45% of adults in Chesterfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chesterfield in 2010 was $33,721, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,884 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 German, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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