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Chesapeake city, Virginia; Norfolk city, Virginia; Portsmouth city, Virginia; Suffolk city, Virginia; Virginia Beach city, Virginia; United States

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Chesapeake city, Virginia
Norfolk city, Virginia
Portsmouth city, Virginia
Suffolk city, Virginia
Virginia Beach city, Virginia
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 242,634 244,076 94,632 91,185 450,189 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 242,634 244,076 94,632 91,185 450,189 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 222,306 242,827 95,527 84,572 437,903 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9.1% 0.5% -0.9% 7.8% 2.8% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 222,209 242,803 95,535 84,585 437,994 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.3%
6.8%
7.6%
6.7%
6.5%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.4%
20.0%
23.5%
24.9%
22.6%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.1%
10.3%
14.0%
13.4%
12.7%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
47.8%
51.8%
51.6%
50.8%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
61.8%
47.4%
40.4%
52.1%
67.2%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
29.8%
42.0%
52.6%
41.8%
19.0%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.4%
0.4%
0.2%
0.2%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.3%
3.6%
1.3%
1.6%
6.6%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.5%
3.9%
3.6%
3.7%
5.1%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.6%
7.6%
4.1%
4.0%
7.8%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
58.4%
43.6%
38.3%
49.7%
62.5%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 26,910 27,891 11,481 10,715 57,750 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 5.3% 7.2% 3.0% 3.6% 9.1% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X X X X X 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 70.9% 43.4% 54.4% 69.2% 63.8% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $260,900 $194,800 $169,400 $238,200 $267,300 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,788 $1,502 $1,443 $1,782 $1,780 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $548 $536 $537 $550 $586 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,201 $1,003 $988 $1,083 $1,296 $982
Building permits, 2018 X X X X X 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 83,031 87,249 36,616 32,331 167,731 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.76 2.52 2.52 2.70 2.62 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 86.2% 73.5% 81.0% 86.1% 82.1% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 7.6% 10.8% 5.0% 4.8% 12.1% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 92.0% 88.2% 84.5% 88.8% 93.6% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 86.2% 78.9% 73.6% 76.9% 86.6% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 92.0% 87.5% 86.0% 88.6% 93.4% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 31.5% 27.3% 21.9% 27.2% 34.8% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.5% 9.3% 10.0% 8.6% 7.3% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.2%
15.4%
14.0%
9.3%
10.2%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 62.4% 56.6% 61.5% 64.3% 64.5% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 60.6% 58.0% 58.3% 61.0% 62.4% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 447,563 547,054 107,057 122,870 1,202,733 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 978,168 2,391,568 815,739 494,936 1,959,395 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,504,214 1,812,452 447,142 1,521,003 1,954,166 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,225,172 3,195,283 249,487 665,962 8,187,586 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,114,946 2,683,232 699,478 958,895 5,671,477 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $18,015 $10,917 $7,251 $11,257 $12,687 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 25.9 21.2 24.1 28.4 23.7 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $72,214 $47,137 $48,727 $68,089 $70,500 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $32,123 $26,670 $24,291 $31,239 $34,607 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
9.6%
21.0%
17.7%
11.2%
8.0%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 X X X X X 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 X X X X X 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) X X X X X 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 X X X X X 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X X X X X 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 16,220 15,322 6,112 5,504 35,359 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,748 7,434 2,879 2,563 18,195 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,751 6,094 2,662 2,402 13,466 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 5,419 6,119 3,053 2,222 8,893 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,981 8,159 2,825 3,040 25,052 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,502 1,897 744 608 5,384 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 12,772 12,189 5,043 4,598 27,836 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 652.0 4,486.4 2,838.8 211.4 1,758.9 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 340.80 54.12 33.65 400.17 249.02 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 5116000 5157000 5164000 5176432 5182000 00
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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