Chesapeake, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 230,571 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.8%
 
Males: 113,137  (49.1%)
Females: 117,434  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  36.6 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 23320, 23321, 23322, 23323, 23324, 23325.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $67,252 (it was $50,743 in 2000)
Chesapeake:

$67,252
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,246 (it was $20,949 in 2000)

Chesapeake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $253,900 (it was $119,700 in 2000)
Chesapeake:

$253,900
VA:

$239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $272,304; Detached houses: $288,641; Townhouses or other attached units: $196,901; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $197,717; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,181; Mobile homes: $32,150; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $50,526

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,166.

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  • Races in Chesapeake, VA (2013)

    Chesapeake races chart
    • 136,84659.4%White alone
    • 67,63029.3%Black alone
    • 11,6205.0%Hispanic
    • 7,3933.2%Asian alone
    • 6,6962.9%Two or more races
    • 3120.1%American Indian alone
    • 450.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 290.01%Other race alone

Races in Chesapeake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chesapeake: 98.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (11.9%), German (9.9%), English (9.5%), Irish (9.2%), Italian (3.3%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1963

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 340.7 square miles.

Population density: 677 people per square mile   (low).

Chesapeake,VA real estate house value index trend

Chesapeake, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Chesapeake:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chesapeake city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

10,852 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 1.2% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

4.7%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 386 registered sex offenders living in Chesapeake, Virginia as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chesapeake to the number of sex offenders is 592 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,473 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,349 (1.0%)

Chesapeake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (8.3 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (231.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Deep Creek, VA (1.9 miles) , Portsmouth, VA (2.3 miles ), Brambleton, VA (2.4 miles ), Greenbriar, VA (2.6 miles ), Norfolk, VA (2.9 miles ), Meadowbrook, VA (3.2 miles ), Sussex, VA (3.2 miles ), Deerfield, VA (3.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1360 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 1998: 1531 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 1999: 1523 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2000: 1081 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2001: 952 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2002: 1190 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2003: 1088 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2004: 1295 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2005: 1443 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2006: 899 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2007: 758 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2008: 589 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2009: 645 buildings, average cost: $207,800
  • 2010: 736 buildings, average cost: $248,400
  • 2011: 653 buildings, average cost: $256,100
  • 2012: 746 buildings, average cost: $264,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.77 N, Longitude: 76.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -14,490 (-6.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 45,720 (42.3%)

Chesapeake household income distribution Chesapeake home values distribution

Crime rates in Chesapeake by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 612147121212912129
per 100,000 2.95.66.43.25.45.45.44.05.35.33.9
Rapes 6561516078654226463648
per 100,000 31.728.623.427.135.029.418.811.520.515.820.8
Robberies 321292298278326363229276246202155
per 100,000 156.4137.1136.8125.7146.1164.4102.6122.3109.488.867.2
Assaults 971734754618563529548555588589525
per 100,000 473.1344.7346.2279.4252.4239.6245.5246.0261.5258.9227.7
Burglaries 1,4381,2881,4261,3451,2511,2161,3171,1801,2371,0341,076
per 100,000 700.7604.9654.7608.2560.8550.7589.9523.0550.1454.4466.7
Thefts 5,3515,7635,9055,0825,4765,2255,9855,9225,6014,9794,832
per 100,000 2,607.32,706.52,710.92,298.02,454.62,366.32,680.72,624.72,490.82,188.32,095.6
Auto thefts 604622539461489427429392325279280
per 100,000 294.3292.1247.4208.5219.2193.4192.2173.7144.5122.6121.4
Arson 1824263027383023212723
per 100,000 8.811.311.913.612.117.213.410.29.311.910.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.0) 367.9334.9332.4287.1303.1295.0283.7272.1275.6242.8227.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chesapeake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 516 (384 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Virginia average:

2.27

Chesapeake tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.4%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +45,708 (+29.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Chesapeake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chesapeake, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chesapeake-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Chesapeake city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1967, a category F3 tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chesapeake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 105.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 246.8 miles away from Chesapeake center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 119.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 112.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 120.4 miles away from Chesapeake center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 122.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Chesapeake topographic map

Birthplace of: Percy Harvin - College football player, Joe Falk - Automobile dealer, Kenny Easley - College football player, Randy Forbes - Politician, Alonzo Mourning - NBA player (Miami Heat, born: Feb 8, 1970), Ashton Lewis - Racing driver, Chris Crocker - 2005 NFL player (Cleveland Browns, born: Mar 9, 1980), DeAngelo Hall - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Nov 19, 1983), Dre' Bly - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: May 22, 1977), Ed Beard (American football) - Football player and coach.

Main business address for: HAMPTON ROADS BANKSHARES INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), DOLLAR TREE STORES INC (RETAIL-VARIETY STORES).

Hospitals in Chesapeake:

  • CHESAPEAKE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 736 BATTLEFIELD BLVD, NORTH)
  • MARVINA HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (1403 GREENBRIAR PARKWAY, SUITE 501)
  • MEDI HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE - CHESAPEAKE (1112 B EDEN WAY NORTH)
  • SENTARA HOME CARE SERVICES - CHESAPEAKE (535 INDEPENDENCE PARKWAY, SUITE 200)
  • SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA TRAINING (2100 STEPPINGSTONE SQUARE)

Dialysis Facilities in Chesapeake:

  • CHESAPEAKE KIDNEY CENTER (111 MEDICAL PKWY)
  • DOMINION DIALYSIS CENTER (910 GREAT BRIDGE BLVD STE 101)
  • GREAT BRIDGE DIALYSIS CENTER (745 NORTH BATTLEFIELD BLVD)
  • RAI - CHURCHLAND-CHESAPEAKE (3204 CHURCHLAND BLVD)
  • TOTAL RENAL CARE - CHESAPEAKE (1400 CROSSWAYS BLVD)

Home Health Centers in Chesapeake:

  • CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL HOME CARE SERVICES (667 KINGSBOROUGH SQUARE SUITE 201)
  • MEDI HOME HEALTH AGENCY OF TIDEWATER (1112 B EDEN WAY NORTH SUITE 200)
  • NIGHTINGALE HOME HEALTH SERVICE (1200 S MILITARY HWY SUITE 201)
  • SENTARA HOMECARE SERVICES (535 INDEPENDENCE PARKWAY SUITE 200)

Nursing Homes in Chesapeake:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF CHESAPEAKE (715 ARGYLL ST)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF CHESAPEAKE (2701 BORDER RD BOX 5266)
  • AUTUMN CARE-GREAT BRIDGE (821 CEDAR RD)
  • BRENT-LOX HALL NURSING CENTER (1017 GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGHWAY)
  • CAMELOT HALL NRS HOME (688 KINGSBOROUGH SQ)
  • CARRINGTON PLACE OF CHESAPEAKE (1017 GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGHWAY NORTH)
  • CHESAPEAKE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (688 KINGSBOROUGH SQUARE)
  • SENTARA NSG CNTR CHESAPEAKE (776 OAK GROVE RD PO BOX 1277)

Airports and heliports located in Chesapeake:

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Amtrak stations near Chesapeake:

  • 7 miles: NORFOLK (MONTICELLO AVE. & VA. BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: VIRGINIA BEACH (19TH & PACIFIC AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: NEWPORT NEWS (9304 WARWICK BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Chesapeake:

  • Everest College-Chesapeake (Full-time enrollment: 1,132; Location: 825 Greenbrier Circle Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/chesapeake)
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Chesapeake (FT enrollment: 449; Location: 2211 S Military Hwy; Private, for-profit; Website: www.aviation.edu/AIM-Chesapeake/default.aspx)
  • Sentara College of Health Sciences (FT enrollment: 304; Location: 1441 Crossways Blvd, Suite 105; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sentara.edu)
  • Centura College-Chesapeake (FT enrollment: 268; Location: 932 B Ventures Way; Private, for-profit; Website: www.centuracollege.edu)
  • Kaplan College-Chesapeake (Location: 1987 South Military Highway; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chesapeake:

  • Regent University (about 6 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,429)
  • Norfolk State University (about 6 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 6 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 20,975)
  • ECPI University (about 8 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 10,694)
  • Old Dominion University (about 9 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Hampton University (about 18 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 22 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)

Public high schools in Chesapeake:

Private high schools in Chesapeake:

  • ATLANTIC SHORES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 839; Location: 1217 CENTERVILLE TPKE N; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GREENBRIER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 563; Location: 311 KEMPSVILLE RD; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • VERITAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 115; Location: 700 OAK GROVE RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • GREAT HOPE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 1401 BATTLEFIELD BLVD S; Grades: KG - 12)
  • TIDEWATER ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 70; Location: 1136 CENTERVILLE TPKE N; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Chesapeake:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Chesapeake:

  • MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF VIRGINIA (Students: 193; Location: 1468 KEMPSVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • CEDAR ROAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 168; Location: 916 CEDAR RD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • GREENBRIER MANOR SCHOOL (Students: 162; Location: 700 WARRINGTON SQUARE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 501 PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • GREAT BRIDGE PRESCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 201 STADIUM DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 1212 WILLOW AVE; Grades: PK - 7)
  • GREAT BRIDGE PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL (Students: 105; Location: 333 CEDAR RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FAITH DIAMOND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 105; Location: 1023 DEEP CREEK BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GREENBRIER ENRICHMENT CENTER AND SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: 825 GREENBRIER PKWY; Grades: PK - 5)
  • MT PLEASANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 85; Location: 1613 MT PLEASANT RD; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Chesapeake, School District: CHESAPEAKE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Library in Chesapeake:

  • CHESAPEAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,482,885; Location: 298 CEDAR ROAD; 621,504 books; 16,395 e-books; 44,491 audio materials; 47,809 video materials; 25 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 1,109 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Add to church listing: Faith Alive Ministries, 423 Shell Rd., Chesapeake 23323

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Notable locations in Chesapeake: Dominion Chesapeake Energy Center (A), Greenbriar Shops (B), Taylor Executive Center (C), Southeastern Public Service Authority Chesapeake Transfer Station (D), Lilley Farms and Nursery (E), Girl Scout Camp (F), Hickory Ground (G), Enohla Farms (H), Big Entry (I), Great Bridge Battle Site (J), Portlock Yard (K), Youngs Camp (L), Jacks Camp (M), Elizabeth River Terminals (N), Battlefield Corporate Center (O), Battlefield Executive Center (P), Angle Siding (Q), Cavalier Industrial Park (R), Cavalier Business Center (S), Greenbrier Market Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Battlefield Shoppes Shopping Center (1), Taylor Road Plaza Shopping Center (2), Crossroads at Chesapeake Square Shopping Center (3), Churchland Place Shopping Center (4), Woodford Square Shopping Center (5), Wilson Village Shopping Center (6), Battlefield Shops Shopping Center (7), Glenwood Shopping Center (8), Great Bridge Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Chesapeake include: HAMPTON ROADS BANKSHARES INC (A), DOLLAR TREE STORES INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chesapeake include: Bethel Temple (A), Faith Hope and Charity Number 2 Church (B), Formes Temple (C), Grassfield Baptist Church (D), Greater Bethel Church (E), Refuge Mission Church (F), West Road Church (G), Cedar Road Church (H), Waters Road Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Good Hope Cemetery (1), Berea Cemetery (2), Greenlawn Memorial Park (3), Roosevelt Memorial Park (4), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (5), Workmans Circle Cemetery (6), Northwest Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake Drummond (A), Lake Forest (B), Gum Swamp (C), Green Sea (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Smith Creek (A), Scuffeltown Creek (B), Saint Julian Creek (C), Pocaty River (D), Paradise Creek (E), Newton Creek (F), New Mill Creek (G), Milldam Creek (H), Mains Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chesapeake include: Great Bridge Lock Park (1), Cascade Park (2), Northwest River Park (3), Western Branch Park (4), Deep Creek Lock Park (5), Cascade Boulevard Park (6), Johnson Park (7), Ford Park (8), Lakeside Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Amf Chesapeake Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 112 Medical Parkway East) (1), Amf Western Branch Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3101 Lynnhurst Boulevard) (2), Fun-N-Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; Chesapeake Square Ma) (3), AAA - Travel Agency Department- Chesapeake (111 Kempsville Road) (4), A A A of Tidewater Complex Listing (111 Kempsville Road) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Courtyard By Marriott (1562 Crossways Blvd) (1), Chesapeake Travelodge Motel (4433 S Military Hwy) (2), Comfort Inn Bowers Hill (4433 South Military Highway) (3), Fairfield Inn Chesapeake (1560 Crossways Blvd) (4), Days Inn Norfolk Chesapeake (1433 North Battlefield Boulevard) (5), Comfort Suites of Greenbrier (1550 Crossways Boulevard) (6), Econo Lodge Churchland (3244 Western Branch) (7), Best Value Inn (4433 South Military Highway) (8), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2436 Gum Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Chesapeake City - Courts- Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court- Clerk's Of (Municipal Centre) (1), Zulekia Court 35 (641 Woodlake Drive) (2), Virginia Commonwealth - Court Of Appeals- Chesapeake- Courtroom Only (307 Albemarle Drive) (3), Chesapeake City - Courts- General District Court (Clerk Municipal Centre) (4), Southeastern Public Service Authority - Chesapeake Transfer Station (901 Hollowell Lane) (5), Chesapeake City - Courts- Circuit Court- Clerk- Record Room (Municipal Centre) (6), Chesapeake City - Courts- Circuit Court- Clerk (Municipal Centre) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Chesapeake city County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 84.7. This is about average.

City:

84.7
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.295. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.295
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.35. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.15. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.15
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.24. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.24
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00254. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00254
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chesapeake and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF CHESAPEAKE - WESTERN BRANCH SYS (Population served: 38,007, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-22-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2012)
NORTHWEST RIVER PARK (Address: 1733 Indian Creek Road , Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TRIPLE R RANCH, INC. (OFFICE) (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TRIPLE R RANCH, INC. (LODGE) (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-27-2007), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-27-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-2011)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
PONDEROSA (Population served: 132, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-01-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chesapeake that have no violations reported:

  • CITY OF CHESAPEAKE - NORTHWEST RIVER SYS (Population served: 113,091, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • CITY OF CHESAPEAKE-SOUTH NORFOLK SYS (Population served: 36,337, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • MARLIN CLUB (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.3%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.0% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.5% for American Indian residents, 7.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.4% for other race residents, 9.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.3%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Chesapeake in 2010:

  • 1,514 people in state prisons
  • 1,035 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 650 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 308 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 95 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 54 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 46 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Chesapeake in 2000:

  • 987 people in state prisons
  • 716 people in nursing homes
  • 582 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 562 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 391 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 318 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 200 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 137 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 89 people in other group homes
  • 80 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 17 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Chesapeake, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Chesapeake compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Banks with most branches in Chesapeake (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of Hampton Roads: 8 branches. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $1,899.1 mil, Deposits: $1,581.4 mil, headquarters in Norfolk, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Vi Lp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Greenbrier Parkway Branch, Deep Creek Branch, Chesapeake Branch, Great Bridge Branch, Indian River Branch, Churchland Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Volvo Parkway Branch, Deep Creek Branch, Great Bridge Branch, Churchland Branch, Greenbrier Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Southern Bank and Trust Company: Greenbrier Branch, Western Branch, Cedar Road Branch. Info updated 2011/09/26: Bank assets: $2,039.8 mil, Deposits: $1,658.5 mil, headquarters in Mount Olive, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • Monarch Bank: at 750 Volvo Parkway, Great Bridge Branch, Greenbrier Corporate Branch. Info updated 2007/03/01: Bank assets: $909.3 mil, Deposits: $744.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Monarch Financial Holdings, Inc
  • Woodforest National Bank: Sam's Circle Wal-Mart Branch, Chesapeake Walmart Branch, Chesapeake Wal-Mart Branch. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • SunTrust Bank: Chesapeake Square Branch, Great Bridge Branch, Volvo Parkway Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Chesapeake Branch at 501 Independence Pkwy Suite 105, branch established on 1999/06/01; Hanbury Village Branch at 217 Hanbury Road East, branch established on 2011/03/28. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • 6 other banks with 8 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chesapeake, Virginia:

  • Comfort Suites, 1550 Crossways Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320 , Phone: (757) 420-1600
  • Wellesley Inn, 1750 Sara Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320 , Phone: (804) 366-0100, Fax: (757) 366-0396
  • Days Inn Greenbriar, 1433 North Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320 , Phone: (804) 547-9262, Fax: (757) 547-4334
  • Best Western Plus Portsmouth Chesapeake, 3235 Western Br Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23321 , Phone: (757) 484-5800, Fax: (757) 484-9539
  • Motel 6, 701 Woodlake Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320 , Phone: (804) 420-2976, Fax: (757) 366-9915
  • Comfort Inn, 4433 S Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA 23321 , Phone: (757) 488-7900, Fax: (757) 488-6152
  • Super 8, 3216 Churchland Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23321 , Phone: (757) 686-8888, Fax: (757) 686-8888
  • Extended Stay America, 1540 Crossways Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320 , Phone: (757) 424-8600, Fax: (757) 424-4446
  • 35 other hotels and motels
All 43 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chesapeake, Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Virginia average:

12.3

Chesapeake travel time to work - commute Chesapeake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Chesapeake:

(Chesapeake, Virginia Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Chesapeake city (based on Chesapeake city County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant43,920134
Mainline Protestant15,38929
Catholic13,2125
Black Protestant6,70720
Other6,50814
Orthodox1422
None136,331-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Chesapeake city:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
Chesapeake city:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Chesapeake city:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 154
Here:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Chesapeake city:

26.9%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.7%
State:

18.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 183$793,874$52,05723$40,428
Other Government Administration 75$332,590$53,2145$8,118
Judicial and Legal 90$412,298$54,9734$9,217
Police Protection - Officers 361$1,559,370$51,8350$0
Police - Other 129$404,190$37,59937$43,094
Firefighters 399$1,792,406$53,9070$0
Fire - Other 16$65,608$49,20627$32,673
Correction 413$1,567,615$45,54830$35,755
Streets and Highways 203$676,259$39,97613$14,292
Airports 2$9,065$54,3901$2,020
Welfare 205$687,348$40,2351$1,196
Health 174$675,629$46,59528$58,210
Solid Waste Management 71$203,970$34,4741$1,776
Sewerage 126$376,827$35,8880$0
Parks and Recreation 77$244,330$38,07771$70,355
Housing and Community Development(Local) 60$210,391$42,07812$6,993
Natural Resources 32$86,633$32,4870$0
Water Supply 133$461,982$41,6833$5,235
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 3,733$15,925,971$51,19566$111,092
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 1,781$4,401,076$29,654178$138,452
Local Libraries 73$245,870$40,41762$68,694
Other and Unallocable 207$755,569$43,80158$75,063
Totals for Government 8,543$31,888,871$44,793620$722,663

Chesapeake government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,456,000 ($6.31)
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $14,000 ($0.06)
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,971,000 ($43.24)
    Water Utilities: $9,089,000 ($39.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,332,000 ($14.45)
    Sewerage: $2,998,000 ($13.00)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,331,000 ($10.11)
    General Public Buildings: $1,679,000 ($7.28)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,118,000 ($4.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $320,000 ($1.39)
    Police Protection: $154,000 ($0.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $145,000 ($0.63)
    Libraries: $106,000 ($0.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000 ($0.24)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $370,576,000 ($1607.21)
    Regular Highways: $39,777,000 ($172.52)
    Police Protection: $37,670,000 ($163.38)
    Correctional Institutions: $36,366,000 ($157.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,077,000 ($147.79)
    Water Utilities: $31,377,000 ($136.08)
    Health - Other: $21,156,000 ($91.75)
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,807,000 ($68.56)
    Financial Administration: $14,832,000 ($64.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,133,000 ($48.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,723,000 ($46.51)
    General - Other: $10,498,000 ($45.53)
    Central Staff Services: $9,476,000 ($41.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,322,000 ($40.43)
    Sewerage: $8,740,000 ($37.91)
    Libraries: $6,799,000 ($29.49)
    General Public Buildings: $6,223,000 ($26.99)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $5,693,000 ($24.69)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,979,000 ($17.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,799,000 ($7.80)
    Air Transportation: $1,383,000 ($6.00)
    Transit Utilities: $897,000 ($3.89)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $70,000 ($0.30)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $13,000 ($0.06)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,148,000 ($96.06)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,926,000 ($34.38)
    General - Other: $156,000 ($0.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $34,872,000 ($151.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,170,000 ($18.09)
    General Public Building: $2,025,000 ($8.78)
    Financial Administration: $1,574,000 ($6.83)
    Central Staff Services: $532,000 ($2.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $333,000 ($1.44)
    Health - Other: $161,000 ($0.70)
    Regular Highways: $126,000 ($0.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000 ($0.17)
    Correctional Institutions: $39,000 ($0.17)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($0.14)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $373,249,000 ($1618.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,046,000 ($26.22)

Chesapeake government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $19,073,000 ($82.72)
    Sewerage: $9,336,000 ($40.49)
    Toll Highways: $8,583,000 ($37.22)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $6,088,000 ($26.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $630,000 ($2.73)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $464,000 ($2.01)
    Air Transportation: $362,000 ($1.57)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $118,000 ($0.51)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,702,000 ($16.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,468,000 ($10.70)
    All Other: $224,000 ($0.97)
    General Local Government Support: $58,000 ($0.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,984,000 ($21.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $12,542,000 ($54.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $8,198,000 ($35.56)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,588,000 ($15.56)
    Sale of Property: $2,216,000 ($9.61)
    Rents: $551,000 ($2.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $33,029,000 ($143.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $210,543,000 ($913.14)
    General Local Government Support: $42,877,000 ($185.96)
    All Other: $25,824,000 ($112.00)
    Highways: $24,386,000 ($105.76)
    Public Welfare: $22,783,000 ($98.81)
    Health and Hospitals: $6,429,000 ($27.88)
  • Tax - Property: $260,343,000 ($1129.12)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $34,356,000 ($149.00)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $26,278,000 ($113.97)
    Other Selective Sales: $22,673,000 ($98.33)
    Public Utility License: $10,765,000 ($46.69)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,439,000 ($40.94)
    Other License: $7,772,000 ($33.71)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $4,805,000 ($20.84)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,322,000 ($18.74)
    Pari-mutuels Sales: $165,000 ($0.72)

Chesapeake government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $540,369,000 ($2343.61)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $528,930,000 ($2294.00)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,800,000 ($185.63)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,361,000 ($136.01)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,136,000 ($104.68)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $16,149,000 ($70.04)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,987,000 ($34.64)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $158,736,000 ($688.45)
    End of Fiscal Year: $150,292,000 ($651.83)

Chesapeake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $107,694,000 ($467.08)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $212,161,000 ($920.15)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,993,000 ($156.10)

9.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,282 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.77%
Virginia average:

9.34%

0.29% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,293 average AGI)
Chesapeake city:

0.29%
Virginia average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Virginia Beach city, VA  2.42% ($41,012 average AGI)
from Norfolk city, VA  1.35% ($35,658)
from Portsmouth city, VA  1.01% ($31,814)


9.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,525 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.88%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,095 average AGI)
Chesapeake city:

0.20%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Virginia Beach city, VA  2.15% ($39,228 average AGI)
to Norfolk city, VA  1.24% ($29,008)
to Portsmouth city, VA  1.14% ($30,621)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chesapeake:

  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCPK (1600 AM; 4 kW; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGPL (1350 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA URBAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WJOI (1230 AM; 1 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPCE (1400 AM; 1 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVAB (1550 AM; 5 kW; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chesapeake:

  • WPTE (94.9 FM; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNOR (98.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWDE-FM (101.3 FM; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFI (99.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WOWI (102.9 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSB (91.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WCMS-FM (100.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • W291AE (106.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WFOS (88.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE PUBLIC SCHOOLS .)
  • WNVZ (104.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWSO-FM (92.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBHH (92.1 FM; MOYOCK, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGH-FM (97.3 FM; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Chesapeake:

  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W25CS (Channel 25; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W56CS (Channel 56; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W05BQ (Channel 5; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJGN-CA (Channel 5; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WJHJ-LP (Channel 39; NEWPORT NEWS, ETC., VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • W30BV (Channel 30; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: B.N. VISWANATH)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGBS-LP (Channel 7; HAMPTON, ETC., VA; Owner: JOAN AND KENNETH WRIGHT)
  • W24OI (Channel 24; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCTX-CA (Channel 35; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVBN-LP (Channel 18; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • W21AQ (Channel 21; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WTTD-LP (Channel 59; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W18BS (Channel 18; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chesapeake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 1Total average daily traffic
  • 1Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chesapeake)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 607 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chesapeake, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 687 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chesapeake)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Chesapeake)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 156 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,036$248,641801$218,5387,406$223,025454$94,1744$6,488,000335$158,8486$27,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED62$222,04834$255,824489$224,68956$62,7860$023$159,0002$36,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED139$217,93575$190,2932,159$231,032220$67,5360$0121$144,4965$111,600
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN175$232,01187$199,9891,830$239,82888$95,6360$078$172,1412$280,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$257,28612$231,167333$235,67915$135,7330$018$199,3890$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed mortgage data for all 38 tracts in Chesapeake, VA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED91$288,451108$277,8521$385,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED36$288,58353$267,6043$125,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$259,52620$244,9500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$345,80016$251,2500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$226,5000$0
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 836
  • Hazardous Condition: 700
  • Service Call: 153
  • Good Intent Call: 53

Incident types - Chesapeake

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Most common first names in Chesapeake, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William95472.1 years
James93170.4 years
Mary87778.4 years
John78572.5 years
Robert52070.7 years
George40274.3 years
Charles39369.6 years
Joseph34672.6 years
Margaret30677.5 years
Thomas29370.4 years
Most common last names in Chesapeake, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith48573.4 years
Jones39372.7 years
Williams38574.0 years
Johnson33373.5 years
White27174.3 years
Brown25573.1 years
Wilson22473.7 years
Davis21374.6 years
Harris17071.4 years
Taylor16271.2 years
Businesses in Chesapeake, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven24Lane Furniture1
AMF Bowling2LensCrafters2
AT&T5Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's2
Advance Auto Parts6Macy's2
Aeropostale2Marriott7
American Eagle Outfitters2Marshalls1
Applebee's3MasterBrand Cabinets19
Arby's3Mazda1
AutoZone5McDonald's11
Bally Total Fitness1Men's Wearhouse3
Barnes & Noble1Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins2Motherhood Maternity5
Bath & Body Works2New York & Co2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike30
Blockbuster3Nissan2
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot1
Buffalo Wild Wings2OfficeMax2
Burger King2Old Navy2
Burlington Coat Factory1Olive Garden2
CVS1Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet2Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A5Papa John's Pizza5
Chico's1Payless4
Chipotle1Penske2
Chuck E. Cheese's2PetSmart2
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports2
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut6
Comfort Suites1Plato's Closet2
Cracker Barrel3Popeyes2
Curves3Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Dairy Queen5Quiznos3
Days Inn2RadioShack4
Decora Cabinetry9Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza5Red Robin2
DressBarn2Red Roof Inn1
Dressbarn2Rite Aid10
Dunkin Donuts4Ruby Tuesday2
Econo Lodge1Rue211
Express1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Extended Stay America3SONIC Drive-In4
FedEx25Sam's Club2
Finish Line2Sears6
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Sleep Inn1
Foot Locker2Spencer Gifts2
Ford3Sprint Nextel4
GNC5Starbucks11
GameStop9Subway14
Gap1Super 82
Gymboree1T-Mobile11
H&R Block6T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's4T.J.Maxx2
Hilton5Taco Bell7
Holiday Inn3Target3
Home Depot3The Limited1
Honda2Toyota2
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us4
Hyatt1True Value1
Hyundai2U-Haul13
IHOP2UPS33
InTown Suites1Value City Furniture2
JCPenney2Vans7
Jimmy Jazz1Verizon Wireless5
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret2
Jones New York5Volkswagen1
Journeys2Waffle House2
Justice1Walgreens4
KFC4Walmart3
Kincaid1Wendy's10
Kmart2Wet Seal2
Kohl's1Wingate1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA4
Lane Bryant2

Chesapeake on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 100 biggest cities"
  • #48 (23320) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #58 (23325) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Carpatho Rusyn first ancestries"
  • #101 (23320) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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