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Chesapeake Population 2024

Chesapeake is the city in Virginia State of United States, located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Chesapeake population in 2024 is estimated to be 255,485, covers city area of 351 square miles (910 km2), ranks third populous city and second-largest city by land area in the State of Virginia. Chesapeake is part of the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Chesapeake has miles of waterfront in accommodating commercial and residential property. Chesapeake is home to two Navy bases such as Northwest Annex, located in the Hickory area and NALF Fentress and home to the international Headquarters for Dollar Tree. Chesapeake ranks twentieth most dangerous cities in Virginia.

Below is the Chesapeake population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *251,2700.741
2022 *254,2881.21
2023 *255,3360.42
2024 *255,4850.06
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Chesapeake Population Ranking & Density

As per 2020 Census, Chesapeake population is 249,422, an increase of 27,213 people(12.2%) compared to 2010 census, Ranks ninetieth city in the United States, density is 710 persons per square mile.

Chesapeake Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Chesapeake population is 244,835, out of these 119,412 are male, 125,423 are female, The sex ratio of Chesapeake is 95. The median age of the Chesapeake population is 37.8, Chesapeake population by age are, under 18 years is 59,171, 16 years and over is 192,317, 18 years and over is 185,664, 21 years and over is 176,732, 65 years and over is 43,723. 48.8% are male, 51.2% are female, Population of Chesapeake by age percent-wise is, 24.2% are under 18 years old, 78.5% are 16 years and over, 75.8% are 18 years and over, 72.2% are 21 years and over, 13.7% are 65 years and over. There are total 92,584 housing units, The voting population of Chesapeake are 178,713, out of these 85,538 are male voters, 93,175 are female voters, 47.9% are male, 52.1% are female. Chesapeake population in 2023 is estimated to be 255,086, population in 2022 is estimated to be 254,288, and in 2021 is estimated to be 251,270.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -515,4776.3%
5 - 916,2806.6%
10 - 1417,2647.1%
15 - 1916,3886.7%
20 - 2414,6816.0%
25 - 3431,44212.8%
35 - 4435,64014.6%
45 - 5432,03413.1%
55 - 5914,6686.0%
60 - 6417,4477.1%
65 - 7420,7648.5%
75 - 849,7894.0%
85 and over2,9611.2%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Chesapeake Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Chesapeake by race are:

White Population

White population in Chesapeake, Virginia are 147,098, percentage wise 60.1 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Chesapeake, Virginia are 73,569, percentage wise 30.0 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Chesapeake, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Chesapeake are 8,655, percentage wise 3.5 percent are asians, out of these 903 are Asian Indians, 340 are Chinese, 2,979 are Filipinos, 351 are Japanese, 397 are Korean, 1,060 are Vietnamese and 2,625 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Chesapeake, Virginia are 16,239. Percentage wise 6.6 percent are hispanics, out of these 4,960 are Mexican people, 3,275 are Puerto Ricans, 1,067 are Cubans, and 6,937 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race244,835Percent
Black or African American73,56930.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native4540.2%
Asian Population8,6553.5%
Asian Indian9030.4%
Other Asian Population2,625
Hispanic or Latino16,2396.6%
Puerto Rican3,2751.3%
Other Hispanic or Latino6,937
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Chesapeake native population is 226,498, out of these 129,336 born in the Virginia state and 92,839 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 18,337, out of these 9,812 are Naturalized US citizen, 638 are in Europe, 5,128 in Asia, 1,442 in Africa, 2,500 in Latin America and 104 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Chesapeake are 8,525, out of these 1,043 are from Europe, 2,335 are from Asia, 758 from Africa, 4,389 are from Latin America and 0 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence129,336
Born in other state in the United States92,839
Born outside the United States4,323
Puerto Rico415
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)3,908
Foreign born
Born outside of United States18,337
Naturalized U.S. citizen9,812
Latin America2,500
Northern America104
Not a U.S. citizen8,525
Latin America4,389
Northern America0
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

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