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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Chesterfield has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Chesterfield has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Chesterfield than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Chesterfield may be for you.
In Chesterfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.42 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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.