Chesterfield County VA Information


Chesterfield County Subdivisions

Chesterfield County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 339,792
Population in Households 335,036
Population in Familes 287,415
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,756
Population Density1 803
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 122,826
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 91,016
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 130,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93,215 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,611 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,310 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $236,508
Average Home Value $280,943


Median Household Income $75,111
Average Household Income $92,581
Per Capita Income $33,792
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 1.3%
Households 0.96% 1.25%
Families 0.87% 1.18%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Chesterfield County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chesterfield County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 97th
Population Density1 # 40 71st
Diversity Index2 # 27 81st
Median Household Income # 19 87th
Per Capita Income # 20 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.