Chesapeake, VA Population

Population: 199,184. Estimated population in July 2020: 218,968 (+9.9% change)
Males: 96,728 (48.6%), Females: 102,456 (51.4%)

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

Median resident age: 34.7 years
Median household income: $50,743
Median house value: $122,300

Races in Chesapeake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.9%)
  • Black (28.5%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Filipino (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (10.5%), German (10.3%), United States (9.7%), Irish (9.5%), Italian (4.1%), French (2.3%).

Land area: 340.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chesapeake

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chesapeake city

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

3.0% Foreign born (1.3% Asia, 0.7% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +45,708 (+29.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Chesapeake:

  • CHESAPEAKE GENERAL HOSPITAL (736 BATTLEFIELD BLVD N)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Chesapeake:

  • MARYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER/PORTSMOUTH GEN (about 7 miles; PORTSMOUTH, VA)
  • CHILDREN’S HOSP KING’S DAUGHTERS (about 7 miles; NORFOLK, VA)
  • HOSPITAL FOR EXTENDED RECOVERY (about 7 miles; NORFOLK, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chesapeake:

  • NORFOLK INTL (about 10 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: ORF)
  • NORFOLK NS (about 12 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: NGU)
  • OCEANA NAS /APOLLO SOUCEK FIELD/ (about 18 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Abbreviation: NTU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chesapeake:

  • CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL (about 9 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: CPK)
  • HAMPTON ROADS EXECUTIVE (about 11 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: PVG)
  • SUFFOLK MUNI (about 23 miles; SUFFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: SFQ)
Amtrak station 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.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Chesapeake:

  • TIDEWATER TECH (Full-time enrollment: 223; Location: 932B VENTURES WAY; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chesapeake:

  • TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 11,042)
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,820)
  • ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 11 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,083)
  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 13,330)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,249)
  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,884)
  • CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,432)

Schools

Public high schools in Chesapeake:

  • HICKORY HIGH (Students: 2,371; Location: 1996 HAWK BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GREAT BRIDGE HIGH (Students: 2,124; Location: 301 WEST HANBURY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WESTERN BRANCH HIGH (Students: 2,098; Location: 1968 BRUIN PL; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • OSCAR F. SMITH HIGH (Students: 2,058; Location: 1994 TIGER DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • DEEP CREEK HIGH (Students: 2,041; Location: 2900 MARGARET BOOKER DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • INDIAN RIVER HIGH (Students: 1,803; Location: 1969 BRAVES TRL; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Chesapeake:

  • GREENBRIER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 762; Location: 311 KEMPSVILLE RD.; Grades: KG – 12)
  • PORTSMOUTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 703; Location: 3214 ELLIOTT AVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • STONEBRIDGE SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: PO BOX 9247; Grades: PK – 12)
  • PROVIDENCE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 501 PROVIDENCE RD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • GREAT HOPE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 1401 S BATTLEFIELD BLVD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • TIDEWATER ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 121; Location: 1136 CENTERVILLE TPK; Grades: PK – 12)
  • DANIELS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 43; Location: 2308 REDBRICK CT; Grades: PK – 12)
  • GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHUR SCH (Students: 31; Location: 1101 BURNS STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Chesapeake:

  • HICKORY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,868; Location: 1997 HAWK BLVD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GREAT BRIDGE MIDDLE (Students: 1,408; Location: 441 BATTLEFIELD BLVD S; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • OSCAR SMITH MIDDLE (Students: 1,091; Location: 2500 RODGERS ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HUGO A. OWENS MIDDLE (Students: 1,064; Location: 2801 CEDAR RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WESTERN BRANCH MIDDLE (Students: 934; Location: 4201 HAWKSLEY DR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GREENBRIER MIDDLE (Students: 926; Location: 1016 GREENBRIER PKWY; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CEDAR ROAD ELEM (Students: 871; Location: 1605 CEDAR RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • INDIAN RIVER MIDDLE (Students: 854; Location: 2300 OLD GREENBRIER RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WESTERN BRANCH INT. (Students: 819; Location: 4013 TERRY DR; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • CRESTWOOD INTERMEDIATE (Students: 817; Location: 1240 GREAT BRIDGE BLVD; Grades: 03 – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Chesapeake:

  • CEDAR ROAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 160; Location: 916 CEDAR ROAD; Grades: PK – 5)
  • CHESAPEAKE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 160; Location: PO BOX 13457; Grades: PK – 6)
  • GREENBRIER MANOR SCHOOL (Students: 157; Location: 133 KEMPSVILLE ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • GREAT BRIDGE PRESBYTERIAN PRES (Students: 104; Location: 333 CEDAR RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • SOUTH NORFOLK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 1212 WILLOW AVENUE; Grades: PK – 6)
  • GBC ENRICHMENTCENTER – SCHOOL (Students: 98; Location: 825 GREENBRIER PARKWAY; Grades: PK – 5)
  • CATHEDRAL OF FAITH CHRISTIAN (Students: 72; Location: 2020 PORTLOCK RD; Grades: KG – 3)
  • BASICS PRIMARY SCH – DAYCARE (Students: 71; Location: 1509 RIVER BIRCH RUN NORTH; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ICW BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 1200 KEMPSVILLE RD; Grades: KG – 11)

Libraries

Library in Chesapeake:

  • CHESAPEAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,174,596; Location: 298 CEDAR ROAD; 609,699 books; 22,883 audio materials; 16,306 video materials; 1,032 serial subscriptions)