Chesterfield is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 65,652 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 (11.92%), and sales jobs (10.30%).
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.
Chesterfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Chesterfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Chesterfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.70 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Chesterfield is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.01% of adults in Chesterfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Chesterfield in 2010 was $34,059, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,236 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.