The City of Chesapeake is the 3rd largest city in Virginia with a population of 248,720 as of July 1, 2019. Chesapeake ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Chesapeake is located at latitude 36.819 and longitude -76.2749 in Chesapeake (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chesapeake encompass a land area of 340.79 sq. miles and a water area of 10.08 sq. miles. Chesapeake (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.
The City of Chesapeake (GNIS ID: 1498558) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Chesapeake: Chesapeack, Norfolk County, South Norfolk.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Chesapeake, VA Housing Affordability Index is 132 |
State of Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 126
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Chesapeake, VA Wealth Index is 118 |
State of Virginia Wealth Index is 124
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||244,434|
|Population in Families||210,281|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||4,286|
|Median Household Income||$78,981|
|Average Household Income||$97,683|
|Per Capita Income||$34,880|
|Total Housing Units||92,765 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||63,469 (68.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||25,302 (27.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,994 ( 4.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$287,592|
|Housing Affordability Index2||132|
|Average Household Size||2.75|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.82%|
|Per Capita Income||2.25%|
The table below compares Chesapeake to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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.
|Total Population||# 3||100th|
|Population Density||# 303||49th|
|Diversity Index||# 140||77th|
|Median Household Income||# 164||73rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 198||67th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.