Chesapeake, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 240,397 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +20.7%
 
Males: 117,602  (48.9%)
Females: 122,795  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $76,629 (it was $50,743 in 2000)
Chesapeake:

$76,629
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,906 (it was $20,949 in 2000)

Chesapeake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $270,200 (it was $119,700 in 2000)
Chesapeake:

$270,200
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $288,045; detached houses: $303,095; townhouses or other attached units: $242,213; in 2-unit structures: $701,542; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $173,879; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,730; mobile homes: $25,897; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $5,437

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,218.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chesapeake: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.5%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Black residents, 16.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.6% for American Indian residents, 11.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.7% for other race residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Chesapeake, VA (2017)
    • 137,64157.3%White alone
    • 71,14329.6%Black alone
    • 14,8216.2%Hispanic
    • 7,9483.3%Two or more races
    • 7,5843.2%Asian alone
    • 6720.3%Other race alone
    • 5170.2%American Indian alone
    • 710.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 484 registered sex offenders living in Chesapeake, Virginia as of February 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chesapeake is 488 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Chesapeake by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
14
(6.4)
7
(3.2)
12
(5.4)
12
(5.4)
12
(5.4)
9
(4.0)
12
(5.3)
12
(5.3)
9
(3.9)
10
(4.3)
11
(4.7)
14
(5.9)
11
(4.6)
7
(2.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
51
(23.4)
60
(27.1)
78
(35.0)
65
(29.4)
42
(18.8)
26
(11.5)
46
(20.5)
36
(15.8)
48
(20.8)
63
(27.1)
67
(28.5)
78
(33.0)
87
(36.2)
99
(40.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
298
(136.8)
278
(125.7)
326
(146.1)
363
(164.4)
229
(102.6)
276
(122.3)
246
(109.4)
202
(88.8)
155
(67.2)
179
(77.0)
178
(75.7)
215
(90.9)
198
(82.5)
143
(59.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
754
(346.2)
618
(279.4)
563
(252.4)
529
(239.6)
548
(245.5)
555
(246.0)
588
(261.5)
589
(258.9)
525
(227.7)
739
(317.9)
641
(272.4)
662
(279.8)
710
(295.7)
730
(301.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,426
(654.7)
1,345
(608.2)
1,251
(560.8)
1,216
(550.7)
1,317
(589.9)
1,180
(523.0)
1,237
(550.1)
1,034
(454.4)
1,076
(466.7)
1,008
(433.6)
871
(370.2)
743
(314.1)
663
(276.1)
596
(246.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5,905
(2,711)
5,082
(2,298)
5,476
(2,455)
5,225
(2,366)
5,985
(2,681)
5,922
(2,625)
5,601
(2,491)
4,979
(2,188)
4,832
(2,096)
5,094
(2,191)
4,487
(1,907)
4,938
(2,087)
4,543
(1,892)
4,285
(1,768)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
539
(247.4)
461
(208.5)
489
(219.2)
427
(193.4)
429
(192.2)
392
(173.7)
325
(144.5)
279
(122.6)
280
(121.4)
289
(124.3)
326
(138.6)
320
(135.3)
250
(104.1)
310
(127.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
26
(11.9)
30
(13.6)
27
(12.1)
38
(17.2)
30
(13.4)
23
(10.2)
21
(9.3)
27
(11.9)
23
(10.0)
19
(8.2)
20
(8.5)
21
(8.9)
20
(8.3)
11
(4.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)315.9272.8288.0280.3269.6258.6261.9230.8216.4244.9222.6237.7225.4214.6

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City-data.com crime index in Chesapeake, VA

Crime rate in Chesapeake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 519 (373 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (19.4%), English (6.7%), German (4.7%), Irish (4.0%), Italian (2.0%), European (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1963

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 340.7 square miles.

Population density: 706 people per square mile   (low).

Chesapeake, Virginia map

12,478 residents are foreign born (1.7% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

5.2%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,555 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,416 (1.0%)

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)

Latitude: 36.77 N, Longitude: 76.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -18,400 (-7.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 44,926 (38.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Chesapeake, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chesapeake, VA in 2017
Chesapeake satellite photo by USGS

Chesapeake tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 911 buildings, average cost: $234,000
  • 2014: 846 buildings, average cost: $211,600
  • 2015: 1097 buildings, average cost: $223,400
  • 2016: 977 buildings, average cost: $294,200
  • 2017: 1077 buildings, average cost: $317,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Chesapeake, VA residents
Average permit cost in Chesapeake, VA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Virginia:

3.0%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Chesapeake, VA
Historical housing units in Chesapeake, VA

Population change in the 1990s: +45,708 (+29.8%).
Most common industries in Chesapeake, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Public administration (11.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Chesapeake, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
  • Engineers (2.7%)
  • Cashiers (2.6%)
  • Registered nurses (2.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Computer specialists (5.2%)
  • Engineers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Electricians (3.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)

Average climate in Chesapeake, Virginia

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Chesapeake, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.2. This is better than average.

City:

57.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.287. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.287
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.75. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.346. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.346
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.08. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.08
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00176. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00176
U.S.:

0.00984

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 the city 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

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)

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)

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)

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 (Full-time enrollment: 449; Location: 2211 S Military Hwy; Private, for-profit; Website: www.aviation.edu/AIM-Chesapeake/default.aspx)
  • Sentara College of Health Sciences (Full-time enrollment: 304; Location: 1441 Crossways Blvd, Suite 105; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sentara.edu)
  • Centura College-Chesapeake (Full-time 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: 663, Location: 1217 CENTERVILLE TPKE N, Grades: PK-12)
  • GREENBRIER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 594, Location: 311 KEMPSVILLE RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • STONE BRIDGE SCHOOL (Students: 285, Location: 1629 A JOLLIFF RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • GREAT HOPE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 104, Location: 1401 BATTLEFIELD BLVD S, Grades: PK-12)
  • ICW BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 49, Location: 1200 KEMPSVILLE RD, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Chesapeake:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Chesapeake:

  • CHESAPEAKE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 182, Location: 2013 SCENIC PKWY, Grades: PK-6)
  • PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 165, Location: 501 PROVIDENCE RD, Grades: PK-7)
  • MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF VIRGINIA (Students: 157, Location: 1468 KEMPSVILLE RD, Grades: PK-3)
  • CEDAR ROAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 124, Location: 916 CEDAR RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • MT PLEASANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 104, Location: 1613 MT PLEASANT RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 96, Location: 1212 WILLOW AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • GREENBRIER ENRICHMENT CENTER & SCHOOL (Students: 92, Location: 825 GREENBRIER PKWY, Grades: PK-5)
  • FAITH DIAMOND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 89, Location: 1023 DEEP CREEK BLVD, Grades: PK-7)
  • MOUNT LEBANON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 68, Location: 884 BELLS MILL RD, Grades: PK-2)
  • A WORLD OF CHILDREN (Students: 55, Location: 752 CEDAR RD, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Chesapeake

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

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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)
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 intellectually disabled
  • 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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Chesapeake:

Marital status in Chesapeake, VA
  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Chesapeake:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chesapeake
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Chesapeake:

(Chesapeake, Virginia Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Chesapeake city:

9.5%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.9%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Chesapeake city:

17.7%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chesapeake:

50.7%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.6%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chesapeake:

20.3%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chesapeake:

10.0%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chesapeake:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chesapeake:

35.7%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Chesapeake:

58.0%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Chesapeake:

81.7%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chesapeake, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 3,537$15,415,204$52,299703$708,592
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 1,682$4,167,794$29,73575$64,988
Police Protection - Officers 430$1,957,798$54,6360$0
Firefighters 343$1,792,558$62,7134$9,269
Correction 342$1,430,576$50,1964$3,928
Welfare 233$856,357$44,1041$380
Streets and Highways 212$813,650$46,0566$9,539
Health 212$851,024$48,17112$19,583
Other and Unallocable 211$748,594$42,57444$52,886
Financial Administration 154$735,422$57,30610$21,722
Water Supply 134$524,382$46,9602$2,626
Sewerage 129$451,170$41,9692$2,251
Housing and Community Development (Local) 111$467,371$50,52712$6,202
Judicial and Legal 109$591,112$65,0772$6,397
Police - Other 109$357,212$39,3267$8,938
Parks and Recreation 106$377,965$42,78814$16,488
Fire - Other 98$357,850$43,81814$20,434
Other Government Administration 97$460,098$56,91913$24,413
Local Libraries 77$282,222$43,98355$61,699
Solid Waste Management 65$187,666$34,6461$1,621
Airports 3$10,420$41,6800$0
Natural Resources 2$7,710$46,2600$0
Totals for Government 8,396$32,844,155$46,943981$1,041,956

Chesapeake government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $59,210,000 ($246.30)
    Police Protection: $16,905,000 ($70.32)
    General - Other: $16,427,000 ($68.33)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,612,000 ($52.46)
    Sewerage: $11,695,000 ($48.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,697,000 ($11.22)
    Libraries: $379,000 ($1.58)
    Air Transportation: $292,000 ($1.21)
    Health - Other: $145,000 ($0.60)
    Public Welfare - Other: $66,000 ($0.27)
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000 ($0.11)
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000 ($0.07)
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000 ($0.03)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $443,277,000 ($1843.94)
    Correctional Institutions: $46,629,000 ($193.97)
    Police Protection: $43,535,000 ($181.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $41,666,000 ($173.32)
    General - Other: $39,016,000 ($162.30)
    Water Utilities: $34,732,000 ($144.48)
    Health - Other: $29,856,000 ($124.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,508,000 ($85.31)
    Public Welfare - Other: $19,364,000 ($80.55)
    Regular Highways: $17,520,000 ($72.88)
    Sewerage: $16,813,000 ($69.94)
    Financial Administration: $15,862,000 ($65.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,831,000 ($57.53)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,369,000 ($38.97)
    Libraries: $8,249,000 ($34.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,933,000 ($33.00)
    Central Staff Services: $7,854,000 ($32.67)
    General Public Buildings: $7,334,000 ($30.51)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,827,000 ($24.24)
    Toll Highways: $3,932,000 ($16.36)
    Air Transportation: $397,000 ($1.65)
    Natural Resources - Other: $392,000 ($1.63)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $47,000 ($0.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,302,000 ($55.33)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,565,000 ($48.11)
    Other - Air Transportation: $94,000 ($0.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,349,000 ($5.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $306,000 ($1.27)
    Air Transportation: $11,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $272,630,000 ($1134.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,944,000 ($12.25)

Chesapeake government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $42,991,000 ($178.83)
    Other: $14,277,000 ($59.39)
    Toll Highways: $11,939,000 ($49.66)
    Hospital Public: $5,634,000 ($23.44)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,729,000 ($15.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,055,000 ($12.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,326,000 ($5.52)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $998,000 ($4.15)
    Air Transportation: $441,000 ($1.83)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $369,000 ($1.53)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $40,000 ($0.17)
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000 ($0.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $27,548,000 ($114.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $15,045,000 ($62.58)
    Public Welfare: $9,488,000 ($39.47)
    Other: $3,963,000 ($16.49)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,204,000 ($5.01)
    Water Utilities: $608,000 ($2.53)
    Air Transportation: $516,000 ($2.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,489,000 ($47.79)
    Other: $273,000 ($1.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,317,000 ($38.76)
    Interest Earnings: $2,974,000 ($12.37)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,498,000 ($10.39)
    Rents: $1,738,000 ($7.23)
    Sale of Property: $1,464,000 ($6.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $43,009,000 ($178.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $237,667,000 ($988.64)
    Highways: $33,345,000 ($138.71)
    Other: $32,912,000 ($136.91)
    General Local Government Support: $31,096,000 ($129.35)
    Health and Hospitals: $9,270,000 ($38.56)
    Public Welfare: $4,166,000 ($17.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,250,000 ($5.20)
  • Tax - Property: $313,816,000 ($1305.41)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $38,135,000 ($158.63)
    Other Selective Sales: $32,427,000 ($134.89)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $25,433,000 ($105.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $22,901,000 ($95.26)
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,230,000 ($25.92)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,971,000 ($20.68)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $4,560,000 ($18.97)
    Other License: $2,754,000 ($11.46)
    Amusements Sales: $861,000 ($3.58)

Chesapeake government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $556,355,000 ($2314.32)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $536,090,000 ($2230.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,812,000 ($144.81)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,548,000 ($60.52)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,633,000 ($19.27)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,356,000 ($18.12)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $276,000 ($1.15)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $421,000 ($1.75)
    End of Fiscal Year: $404,000 ($1.68)

Chesapeake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $64,039,000 ($266.39)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $508,680,000 ($2116.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,280,000 ($80.20)

10.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.55%
Virginia average:

9.50%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,152 average AGI)
Chesapeake city:

0.23%
Virginia average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Virginia Beach city, VA  2.62% ($50,210 average AGI)
from Norfolk city, VA  1.46% ($38,522)
from Portsmouth city, VA  0.99% ($35,283)


10.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,071 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.97%
Virginia average:

9.76%

0.88% of residents moved to foreign countries ($4,507 average AGI)
Chesapeake city:

0.88%
Virginia average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Virginia Beach city, VA  2.16% ($46,366 average AGI)
to Norfolk city, VA  1.15% ($34,182)
to Portsmouth city, VA  1.00% ($34,958)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Chesapeake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 299Number of bridges
  • 5,689ft / 1,734mTotal length
  • $50,468,000Total costs
  • 6,127,234Total average daily traffic
  • 203,657Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,242,717Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chesapeake, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 171930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 511960-1969
  • 211970-1979
  • 681980-1989
  • 711990-1999
  • 372000-2009
  • 212010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chesapeake, VA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chesapeake)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 717 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Chesapeake, VA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 123 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 103 (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: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 853 (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: 157 (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
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chesapeake, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chesapeake, VA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 836
  • Hazardous Condition: 700
  • Service Call: 153
  • Good Intent Call: 53
Fire incident types in Chesapeake, VA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chesapeake, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chesapeake, Virginia:

  • Comfort Suites Chesapeake, 1550 Crossways Blvd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 , Phone: (757) 420-1600, Fax: (757) 420-0099
  • Best Western Plus Portsmouth Chesapeake, 3235 Western Br Blvd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23321 , Phone: (757) 484-5800, Fax: (757) 484-9539
  • Motel 6, 701 Woodlake Dr, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 , Phone: (804) 420-2976, Fax: (757) 366-9915
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 4433 S Military Hwy, Chesapeake, Virginia 23321 , Phone: (757) 488-7900, Fax: (757) 488-6152
  • Super 8, 3216 Churchland Blvd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23321 , Phone: (757) 686-8888, Fax: (757) 686-8888
  • Extended Stay America - Chesapeake - Crossways Blvd, 1540 Crossways Blvd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 , Phone: (757) 424-8600, Fax: (757) 424-4446
  • Econo Lodge, 2222 S Military Hwy, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 , Phone: (757) 543-2200, Fax: (757) 543-0572
  • Days Inn, 1439 George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, Virginia 23323 , Phone: (757) 487-8861, Fax: (757) 485-1549
  • 32 other hotels and motels
All 40 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chesapeake, Virginia
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chesapeake, VA
  • 47.9%Utility gas
  • 46.1%Electricity
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chesapeake, VA
  • 74.0%Electricity
  • 23.3%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood


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.

Chesapeake on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in federal prisons and detention centers (population 1,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #48 (23320) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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