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Chesterfield County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2016: 339,009 (94% urban, 6% rural); it was 259,903 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 72,949
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,654
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 75,907
Renter-occupied apartments: 26,077 (it was 17,865 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 426 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 796 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chesterfield County: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.1%), Educational, health and social services (16.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Chesterfield County, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (62.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (22.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.4%)
  • Asian alone (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Some other race alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Virginia median age:  38.2 years
Males: 163,650  (48.3%)
Females: 175,359  (51.7%)
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Chesterfield County,VA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Chesterfield County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $76,059 ($58,537 in 1999)

This county:

$76,059
Virginia:

$68,114

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $972 (lower quartile is $811, upper quartile is $1,192)
This county:

$972
State:

$981


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $231,600 (it was $119,300 in 2000)
Chesterfield:

$231,600
Virginia:

$264,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $170,600 - $318,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $269,063
Here:

$269,063
State:

$352,970

Townhouses or other attached units: $179,951
Here:

$179,951
State:

$343,400

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $82,689
Here:

$82,689
State:

$225,729

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $75,227
Here:

$75,227
State:

$312,703

Mobile homes: $82,582
Here:

$82,582
State:

$68,737
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,488
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $458

Institutionalized population: 1,658
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1920 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2001: 2568 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2002: 2503 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2003: 2024 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2004: 2040 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2005: 2188 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2006: 1882 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2007: 1273 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2008: 804 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 2009: 635 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2010: 545 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2011: 605 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2012: 786 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2013: 956 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2014: 860 buildings, average cost: $212,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,988 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,012 (0.9%)

Chesterfield County household income distribution in 2009 Chesterfield County home values distribution Chesterfield County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 6.9%
Chesterfield County:

6.9%
Virginia:

11.0%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.9% for Black residents, 26.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.0% for American Indian residents, 17.4% for other race residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.2 years old
(Males: 37.6 years old, Females: 40.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.6 years old, Black residents: 35.1 years old, American Indian residents: 32.3 years old, Asian residents: 39.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.1 years old, Other race residents: 30.1 years old)

Area name: Richmond, VA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chesterfield County is $678 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $757 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1010 a month.

Cities in this county include: Meadowbrook, Chester, Bon Air, Brandermill, Rockwood, Woodlake, Bellwood, Ettrick, Bensley, Chesterfield Court House.

Chesterfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Chesterfield County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Chesterfield County: Northampton County Landfill (A), Arlington Wharf (B), Twin Cedars Farms (C), Picketts Harbor Farms (D), Yaros Farms (E), Concord Wharf (F), Latimer Siding (G), Taylor Wharf (H), James Wharf (I), Morleys Wharf (J), Hunts Wharf (K), Parsons Siding (L), Picketts Harbor (M), Miles Wharf (N), Plantation (O), Weirwood Fairgrounds (P), Cape Charles Lighthouse (Q), Hog Island Light (R), Kings Creek Landing (S), Miles Wharf (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Northampton Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chesterfield County include: Allen Church (A), Antioch Church (B), Red Bank Church (C), Bethel Church (D), Bethlehem Temple Mission (E), Saint Marys Church (F), Capeville Church (G), Bethel United Methodist Church (H), Ebenezer Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Tomb of Custin (1), Cape Charles Cemetery (2), Whitehead Cemetery (3), Allen Cemetery (4), Holland Cemetery (5), Phillips Place Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mud Hole (A), Bulls Pond (B), Custis Pond (C), Miller Pond (D), Mears Pond (E), Kellam Pond (F), Smith Pond (G), Longs Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Eyrehall Creek (A), Wilkins Creek (B), Westerhouse Creek (C), Warehouse Creek (D), Walls Landing Creek (E), Upshur Creek (F), Upper Landing Creek (G), Two Mouths Creek (H), Thomas Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chesterfield County include: Mockhorn Island State Wildlife Management Area (1), Indiantown Recreation Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Myrtle Island Beach (A), Wilkins Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Northumberland County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 13,958
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 40.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 26,276 (52.6% naturalized citizens)

Chesterfield County:

7.8%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 3,671
  • 2000 to 2009: 10,181
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,753
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,749
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,253
  • Before 1970: 2,401
Note: State values scaled to Chesterfield County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.8%

Chesterfield County marital status for males Chesterfield County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 101,562
  • One, attached: 7,891
  • Two: 566
  • 3 or 4: 2,422
  • 5 to 9: 5,881
  • 10 to 19: 5,933
  • 20 to 49: 1,433
  • 50 or more: 1,774
  • Mobile homes: 1,550

Housing units in Chesterfield County with a mortgage: 70,026 (2,218 second mortgage, 10,406 home equity loan, 112 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,679

Here:

76.1% with mortgage
State:

69.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chesterfield County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant52,345171
Mainline Protestant34,07452
Catholic22,8615
Other13,16925
Black Protestant2628
Orthodox1031
None193,422-
Chesterfield County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 43
Chesterfield County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 22
This county:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 107
Chesterfield County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 180
This county:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chesterfield County:

8.2%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Chesterfield County:

27.3%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Chesterfield County:

Average size of farms: 109 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $40,555
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $790.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 37.34%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $40,158
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.80%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,542
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.03
Corn for grain: 499 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 618 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2101 harvested acres
Vegetables: 133 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 18 acres

Tornado activity:

Chesterfield County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 10819497.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Chesterfield County-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 85% 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 22.7 miles away from Chesterfield County 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 37.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 30.3 miles away from the county 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 45.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 320.0 miles away from Chesterfield County 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 217.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to August 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4024: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4024, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes Associated with Tropical Depression Gaston, Incident Period: August 30, 2004 to September 08, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1544: September 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1544, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 01, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1491: September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: 1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1293: September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: 1293, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 05, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1135: September 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1086: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Virginia Ice Storm, Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 08, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1014: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1014, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Chesterfield County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • El Salvador (14%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Guatemala (7%)
  • India (7%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chesterfield County (%):

  • American (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Chesterfield County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 105,965 (82.6%)
  • Carpooled: 10,249 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 513 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,319 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 367 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 1,003 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 8,927 (7.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Chesterfield County, Virginia in 2000:

  • 1,846 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 865 people in nursing homes
  • 375 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 275 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 243 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 225 people in state prisons
  • 142 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 100 people in halfway houses
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 37 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 18 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Chesterfield County, Virginia in 2010:

  • 2,741 people in college/university student housing
  • 404 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 366 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 295 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 252 people in state prisons
  • 215 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 169 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 114 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 53 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $71,587.

7.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Virginia average:

9.34%


0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,073 average AGI)
Chesterfield County:

0.10%
Virginia average:

0.21%

4.72% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($26,748 average AGI)
2.38% relocated from other states ($19,237 average AGI)
Chesterfield County:

2.38%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richmond city, VA  1.53% ($37,286 average AGI)
from Henrico County, VA  0.99% ($44,550)
from Petersburg city, VA  0.20% ($33,219)
from Colonial Heights city, VA  0.19% ($35,203)
from Powhatan County, VA  0.17% ($37,815)
from Hopewell city, VA  0.15% ($32,238)
from Prince George County, VA  0.14% ($42,155)


7.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Virginia average:

9.20%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($630 average AGI)
Chesterfield County:

0.08%
Virginia average:

0.20%

4.66% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($25,391 average AGI)
2.37% relocated to other states ($18,346 average AGI)
Chesterfield County:

2.37%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richmond city, VA  1.46% ($30,640 average AGI)
to Henrico County, VA  0.88% ($40,080)
to Powhatan County, VA  0.19% ($53,476)
to Colonial Heights city, VA  0.18% ($31,968)
to Petersburg city, VA  0.18% ($27,238)
to Hanover County, VA  0.15% ($50,852)
to Hopewell city, VA  0.15% ($26,466)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Chesterfield County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Chesterfield County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Chesterfield County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chesterfield County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chesterfield County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 33,755 (27,926 aged, 5,829 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 7,916 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Chesterfield County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,128)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,525)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,169)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,114)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,024)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (934)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (858)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (643)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (626)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (608)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,289
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 609
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 64

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 55.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 43.0
  • Other - 11.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.3
  • Poisoning - 24.4
  • Suffocation - 17.6
  • Other - 4.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 339,009
  • In family households: 292,306 (44,466 male householders, 44,143 female householders)
    65,705 spouses, 107,220 children (100,791 natural, 2,857 adopted, 3,572 stepchildren), 6,827 grandchildren, 3,772 brothers or sisters, 6,190 parents, 7,603 other relatives, 6,380 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 43,147 (13,496 male householders (10,038 living alone)), 20,116 female householders (16,823 living alone)), 9,535 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,556

Size of family households: 37,706 2-persons, 20,793 3-persons, 18,428 4-persons, 7,789 5-persons, 3,066 6-persons, 827 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 26,861 1-person, 5,858 2-persons, 659 3-persons, 234 4-persons.

50,445 married couples with children.
21,787 single-parent households (4,780 men, 17,007 women).

88.0% of residents of Chesterfield speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $710,045,000 ($2,510 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $104,166,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $406,764,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $108,057,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $522,000
Federal grants: $113,278,000
Federal procurement contracts: $37,930,000 ($27,547,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $43,494,000 ($25,935,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,422,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $404,390,000
Federal Government insurance: $57,718,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 18,325
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,286
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,613
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +16,818
Here:

+58 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Chesterfield County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 32.60 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,633
  • 2010 to 2013: 5,338
  • 2000 to 2009: 24,794
  • 1990 to 1999: 21,888
  • 1980 to 1989: 31,500
  • 1970 to 1979: 22,144
  • 1960 to 1969: 10,887
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,087
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,833
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,908
Note: State values scaled to Chesterfield population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chesterfield County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chesterfield County population
  • 1 room: 208
  • 2 rooms: 154
  • 3 rooms: 695
  • 4 rooms: 2,917
  • 5 rooms: 11,973
  • 6 rooms: 14,210
  • 7 rooms: 17,578
  • 8 rooms: 16,492
  • 9+ rooms: 28,478
  • 1 room: 830
  • 2 rooms: 1,442
  • 3 rooms: 4,506
  • 4 rooms: 7,193
  • 5 rooms: 5,245
  • 6 rooms: 4,180
  • 7 rooms: 3,359
  • 8 rooms: 1,277
  • 9+ rooms: 1,484
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chesterfield County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chesterfield County population
  • no bedroom: 287
  • 1 bedroom: 370
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,676
  • 3 bedrooms: 39,452
  • 4 bedrooms: 35,248
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11,672
  • no bedroom: 830
  • 1 bedroom: 5,064
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,102
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,069
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,875
  • 5+ bedrooms: 576
Cars and other vehicles available in Chesterfield County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Chesterfield County population
  • no vehicle: 1,134
  • 1 vehicle: 18,702
  • 2 vehicles: 38,597
  • 3 vehicles: 23,167
  • 4 vehicles: 7,898
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,207
  • no vehicle: 1,851
  • 1 vehicle: 13,647
  • 2 vehicles: 10,776
  • 3 vehicles: 2,693
  • 4 vehicles: 462
  • 5+ vehicles: 87

87% of Chesterfield County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 203% lived in Virginia.

Chesterfield County:

87.1%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 188,632
  • Other state: 117,823
  • Northeast: 41,919
  • Midwest: 16,001
  • South: 50,115
  • West: 9,788

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chesterfield County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (63.5%)
  • Utility gas (29.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Electricity (77.6%)
  • Utility gas (18.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Coal or coke (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,776
Here:

9.9%
Virginia:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,686
Here:

8.6%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,670
Here:

20.0%
Virginia:

19.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Chesterfield County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $701,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $503,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $49,149,000
    Housing and Community Development: $10,587,000
    Sewerage: $9,125,000
    Water Utilities: $7,731,000
    Police Protection: $6,034,000
    Regular Highways: $5,068,000
    Financial Administration: $4,175,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,101,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,962,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $2,117,000
    Air Transportation: $1,904,000
    Local Fire Protection: $743,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $449,000
    Health - Other: $251,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $431,980,000
    Police Protection: $47,720,000
    Health - Other: $42,217,000
    Local Fire Protection: $41,545,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $25,953,000
    Financial Administration: $23,183,000
    Water Utilities: $19,499,000
    Sewerage: $16,917,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,213,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,149,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,428,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,890,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,102,000
    Libraries: $7,133,000
    General - Other: $5,841,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,409,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,424,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,176,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,774,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,865,000
    Regular Highways: $2,675,000
    Air Transportation: $625,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $67,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,015,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $7,106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,035,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,325,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,793,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,478,000
    Water Utilities: $2,415,000
    Sewerage: $2,097,000
    Police Protection: $833,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $642,000
    Local Fire Protection: $591,000
    General Public Building: $548,000
    Financial Administration: $441,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $424,000
    Parks and Recreation: $175,000
    Health - Other: $155,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $142,000
    Central Staff Services: $49,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $48,000
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $451,521,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $814,000

Chesterfield County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $25,952,000
    Sewerage: $25,683,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $12,257,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,451,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,468,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $1,226,000
    Air Transportation: $775,000
    Parks and Recreation: $474,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,645,000
    All Other: $1,466,000
    Education: $1,461,000
    Air Transportation: $550,000
    Health and Hospitals: $503,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $24,155,000
    Interest Earnings: $14,809,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,373,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,015,000
    Rents: $2,008,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,683,000
    Sale of Property: $12,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,230,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $260,324,000
    General Local Government Support: $59,159,000
    Public Welfare: $19,931,000
    All Other: $15,939,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,489,000
    Highways: $969,000
    Sewerage: $703,000
  • Tax - Property: $310,423,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,678,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $19,465,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $17,511,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $9,539,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,458,000
    Other License: $5,855,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,027,000
    Public Utility License: $3,426,000
    NEC: $1,721,000

Chesterfield County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $428,831,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $401,384,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $144,336,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $136,089,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,305,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,858,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,247,000

Chesterfield County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $88,551,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $375,774,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $187,967,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,904
  • Number of aged recipients: 271
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,633
  • Number of recipients under 18: 795
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,700
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 409
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 763
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,357
Chesterfield County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Chesterfield County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 59 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 ORIGINATED2,325$206,8521,605$225,22010,526$204,288445$105,0343$10,232,333403$158,2618$92,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED68$213,971118$239,686657$204,15871$77,9720$022$149,8182$70,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED226$206,451161$222,8943,222$210,953300$68,5770$0146$131,7888$55,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN274$206,365235$210,7702,530$211,128112$127,6520$089$155,6743$111,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS43$206,02345$237,689699$202,23759$130,7290$034$172,2940$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 55 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED309$251,838287$236,6664$228,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED93$293,817120$249,4923$184,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$221,32462$293,8550$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$260,60929$248,8280$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$185,33310$246,6001$153,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Chesterfield County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,28069.6 years
William1,25072.0 years
Mary1,18277.8 years
John1,14171.4 years
Robert90570.2 years
Charles63970.3 years
George59572.4 years
Thomas45869.7 years
Joseph44671.0 years
Margaret38476.5 years
Most common last names in Chesterfield County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones60170.6 years
Smith52872.8 years
Williams46272.1 years
Johnson43572.8 years
Brown41070.7 years
Davis32472.9 years
Harris29972.5 years
Taylor27271.2 years
Jackson25472.1 years
Walker23269.7 years
Businesses in Chesterfield County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven24Kincaid1
ALDO1Kmart3
AT&T6Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware2Kohl's4
Advance Auto Parts9Kroger5
Aeropostale1La Quinta1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture1
Applebee's3LensCrafters2
Arby's5Little Caesars Pizza7
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone5Lowe's4
BMW1Macy's1
Banana Republic1Marriott2
Barnes & Noble2Marshalls1
Baskin-Robbins2Martin's6
Bath & Body Works3MasterBrand Cabinets11
Bebe1Maurices1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's20
Best Western1Men's Wearhouse3
Blockbuster6Motherhood Maternity2
Brooks Brothers1New Balance2
Brookstone1New York & Co1
Budget Car Rental3Nike32
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan2
Burger King13Office Depot1
CVS17OfficeMax2
Cache1Old Navy2
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines2Outback2
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse2
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A5Panera Bread4
Chipotle3Papa John's Pizza4
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless5
Church's Chicken1Penske3
Circle K12PetSmart2
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports2
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut10
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
ColorTyme1Popeyes1
Comfort Inn2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Costco1Quality1
Cracker Barrel2Quiznos4
Curves2RadioShack7
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster1
Days Inn3Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry2Red Roof Inn1
Dennys1Rite Aid10
Domino's Pizza4Ruby Tuesday2
DressBarn2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dressbarn2SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts5SONIC Drive-In2
Econo Lodge3Saks Fifth Avenue1
Express1Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear3Sears2
FedEx44Sephora1
Finish Line1Sheraton1
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Sleep Inn2
Foot Locker2Spencer Gifts1
Ford2Sprint Nextel6
GNC8Staples2
GameStop10Starbucks14
Gap2Subaru1
Gymboree2Subway17
H&R Block8Super 83
Hardee's6T-Mobile15
Havertys Furniture1T.G.I. Driday's2
Hilton4T.J.Maxx2
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell7
Holiday Inn6Talbots1
Hollister Co.2Target5
Home Depot2The Limited1
Honda2The Room Place2
Hot Topic1Toyota1
Hyatt1Toys"R"Us2
Hyundai2U-Haul15
IHOP3UPS48
InTown Suites2Vans2
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless6
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret2
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen2
Johnny Rockets1Waffle House5
Jones New York5Walgreens10
Journeys1Walmart5
Just Tires2Wendy's10
Justice1YMCA4
KFC8

Chesterfield County on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"