Chesapeake is a relatively large city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 251,269 people and 61 constituent neighborhoods, Chesapeake is the second largest community in Virginia.
Chesapeake is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Chesapeake, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Also of interest is that Chesapeake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.85% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Chesapeake is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Chesapeake. This makes Chesapeake a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Chesapeake presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
The citizens of Chesapeake are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.49% of adults in Chesapeake have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Chesapeake in 2018 was $38,952, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,808 for a family of four. However, Chesapeake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chesapeake is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chesapeake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chesapeake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chesapeake include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Chesapeake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.