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Virginia; Chesapeake city, Virginia; United States

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Virginia
Chesapeake city, Virginia
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,535,519 244,835 328,239,523
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,535,519 244,835 328,239,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 8,001,049 222,311 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.7% 10.1% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,001,024 222,209 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
6.3%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
24.2%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.9%
13.0%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
51.1%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
69.4%
61.1%
76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
19.9%
30.0%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.2%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.9%
3.2%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.2%
4.0%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.8%
6.2%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
61.2%
57.4%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 677,533 26,832 18,230,322
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 12.4% 5.9% 13.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,562,143 X 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 66.3% 71.4% 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $273,100 $273,700 $217,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,799 $1,867 $1,595
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $479 $587 $500
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,234 $1,279 $1,062
Building permits, 2019 32,418 X 1,386,048
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 3,151,045 84,849 120,756,048
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.61 2.76 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 84.7% 85.5% 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 16.3% 8.3% 21.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.1% 94.3% 90.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.9% 89.9% 82.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 89.7% 92.1% 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 38.8% 33.2% 32.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.0% 7.9% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.3%
8.3%
9.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.1% 61.9% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.5% 59.8% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,795,901 447,563 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 47,705,003 978,168 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 96,389,872 1,504,214 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 86,613,641 2,225,172 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 110,002,385 4,114,946 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,438 $18,015 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 28.7 26.7 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $74,222 $78,640 $62,843
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $39,278 $35,536 $34,103
Persons in poverty, percent
9.9%
8.6%
10.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 203,467 X 7,959,103
Total employment, 2019 3,455,993 X 132,989,428
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 197,418,070 X 7,428,553,593
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 2.0% X 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 632,995 X 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 653,193 16,220 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 353,012 8,748 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 236,290 5,751 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 185,043 5,419 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 450,109 9,981 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 76,434 2,502 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 548,439 12,772 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 202.6 652.0 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 39,490.09 340.80 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 51 5116000 1
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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