Also See: Chesapeake, VA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Chesapeake is the 2nd largest city in Virginia with a population of 249,639 as of July 1, 2021. 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 13 feet.
The City of Chesapeake 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.
|Total Population||249,639 (100%)|
|Population in Households||245,332 (98.3%)|
|Population in Families||210,408 (84.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||4,307 ( 1.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$77,488|
|Average Household Income||$96,503|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||17%|
|Per Capita Income||$34,599|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||93,972 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||62,683 (66.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||26,703 (28.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,586 ( 4.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$303,193|
|Average Home Value||$336,919|
|Housing Affordability Index3||139|
|Average Household Size||2.74|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.57%|
|Per Capita Income||2.05%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.15%|
The table below compares Chesapeake to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 2||100th|
|Population Density||# 302||49th|
|Median Household Income||# 181||70th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 189||32nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 229||62nd|
|Diversity Index||# 146||76th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.