Chesapeake, VA

237,940 Population
340.8 square miles 698.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.8%
was 2.8%
Ranked 3rd Highest in VA
Population Density
698.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.4%
was 47.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
4.7%
was 5.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in VA
Percent Under 18
24.2%
was 24.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in VA
Percent 65 and Over
12.5%
was 12.3%
Ranked 7th Highest in VA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.4
was 4.5
Ranked 9th Lowest in VA
Percent Living in Poverty
8.0%
was 9.9%
Ranked 4th Lowest in VA
Median Household Income
$69,978
was $67,491
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Gini Income Distribution
 
41.2
39.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.7
was 3.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
381.3
was 319.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,415.9
was 2,683.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
90,115
was 88,893
Ranked 5th Highest in VA
Median Rent
$1,184
was $1,218
Ranked 6th Highest in VA
Total Building Permits
1,660
was 1,449
 
Occupied Housing Units
83,364
was 83,593
 
Homeownership Rate
70.7%
was 67.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in VA
Single Family Building Permits
911
was 746
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
266.2
was 260.8
Ranked 13th Highest in VA
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.7%
was 16.5%
Ranked 3rd Highest in VA
Multifamily Building Permits
749
was 703
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.7
Ranked 3rd Highest in VA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
19.2
was 17.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
7.2
was 6.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.2%
was 97.8%
Ranked 9th Highest in VA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in VA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.9%
was 99.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in VA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
91.1%
was 91.7%
Ranked 6th Highest in VA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
31.5%
was 31.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in VA

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