For population 25 years and over in Chesapeake:
For population 15 years and over in Chesapeake town:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $542 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, WV (10.2 miles , pop. 53,421).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (145.1 miles , pop. 711,470).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (364.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Belle, WV (0.9 miles ), Marmet, WV (1.5 miles ), East Bank, WV (2.2 miles ), Cedar Grove, WV (2.4 miles ), Glasgow, WV (2.5 miles ), Coal Fork, WV (2.6 miles ), Pratt, WV (2.9 miles ), Handley, WV (3.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 38.22 N, Longitude: 81.54 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 304
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Chesapeake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -269 (-14.1%).
Work and jobs in Chesapeake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Chesapeake, West Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Chesapeake-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 54.8 miles away from the Chesapeake town center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 40.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Chesapeake-area historical earthquake activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from Chesapeake center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 8.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from Chesapeake center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 78.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Kanawha County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Chris Massey - Football player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Chesapeake:
Airports located in Chesapeake:
Amtrak stations near Chesapeake:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chesapeake:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. There were 16 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is worse than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.58. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00376. This is significantly better than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.9%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Black residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Chesapeake compared to West Virginia state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Chesapeake (based on Kanawha County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.55%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 47
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Number of full-service restaurants: 132
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,867 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($195 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,194 average adjusted gross income)
0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($133 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Chesapeake:
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TV broadcast stations around Chesapeake:
Chesapeake fatal accident list:
Feb 19, 2000 12:30 AM, Ohio Avenue, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 22, 2000 02:10 AM, 133rd Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Mar 18, 1995 03:52 PM, 61, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 2, 1987 05:12 AM, 61, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 2, 1985 06:44 AM, 61, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 29, 1981 06:43 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 32 meters (105ft)
Total average daily traffic: 54,470
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,166
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0122.00
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chesapeake, WV