Chesapeake city, Virginia

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Chesapeake city, Virginia

Chesapeake city, Virginia
Motto(s):"One Increasing Purpose"
Founded:1963
Population
- Total:222.209 (2010)
- Density:651,6/sq mi (251,7/sq km)
Area code(s):757
Time zone:EST (UTC-5)
Summer Time zone:EDT (UTC-4)
Website:www.cityofchesapeake.net
Area
- Total:352 sq mi (910 sq km)
- Land:341 sq mi (883 sq km)
- Water:11 sq mi (27 sq km)
- % water:2,97 %
Latitude:+36.6793761
Longitude:-076.3017884

Quick information summary of the Chesapeake city area.

Chesapeake city is located in the state of Virginia. It occupies the area of 352 square miles. 11 square miles are water areas and 341 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Chesapeake city lies at +36.6793761, -076.3017884 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 222.209 living in the Chesapeake city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (62.56%), Black or African American (29.81%) and Two or More races (3.05%). Median age is 35 for the males and 38 for the females.

Chesapeake is a city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. This independent city is located in South Hampton Roads, part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It is the second-largest city by area in Virginia and also the state’s third-most populous city. In 2010, it had a population of 222,209.

The official motto of Chesapeake is “One Increasing Purpose.” The city is quite diverse, combining decisively urban zones with protected wetlands, swamps and forests.

In 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek named Chesapeake the 21st best city in the USA.

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Statistical data for the Chesapeake city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
222,209
White alone
139,01262.56 %
Black or African American alone
66,23729.81 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
8710.39 %
Asian alone
6,3832.87 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1690.08 %
Some Other Race alone
2,7601.24 %
Two or More races
6,7773.05 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Chesapeake city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Chesapeake city part within the Subdivision
Chesapeake city 222.209- Chesapeake city part222.209
Chesapeake city 222.209- Chesapeake city part222.209

Profile of the Chesapeake city

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Chesapeake was created in 1963, through the consolidation of the city of South Norfolk with the former Norfolk County. The name for the new city was selected in a referendum in each of the communities.

Although the city is rather new, its constituents have a long and rich history. Norfolk County was founded in 1691 as a part of the Virginia Colony. At the time, it encompassed the lands later occupied by Norfolk, South Norfolk and Portsmouth. After 1871, these cities increased in area through a series of annexations. The only solution to stabilize the borders of the county was to become an independent city, since a city were not allowed to annex the territory of another city.

South Norfolk, on the other hand, was a small town, incorporated as part of Norfolk County in 1919. It became an independent city in 1922.

The Chesapeake region was the site of the Battle of Great Bridge in 1775, in the early days of the American Revolutionary War. This was an important battle as it resulted in the defeat of Lord Dunmore and in the removal of British Government from the Virginia Colony.

For much of its history, until the late 1980s, Chesapeake was a part rural, part suburban community. It also served as a bedroom community or a commuter town for larger cities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk. However, starting from the early 1990s, the city started attracting large businesses on its own. Chesapeake started to grow rather quickly, and this sudden growth actually put significant strains on the infrastructure.

Chesapeake was in the center of national attention in 2003, when it hosted the trial of the Beltway Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo. He was sentenced to life in prison but his partner, John Allen Muhammad, was sentenced to death by the jury in the nearby Virginia Beach.

Chesapeake is located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, more precisely in South Hampton Roads. It lies on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, with miles of waterfront property. Its area also includes parts of the Great Dismal Swamp. The city is actually quite large in terms of area. It occupies 350.9 square miles, of which 2.90% is water. Chesapeake city limits include highly urbanized zones as well as almost untouched and state-protected wetlands, swamps and forests.

The city is divided into six boroughs: South Norfolk, Pleasant Grove, Butts Road, Washington, Deep Creek and Western Branch.

Chesapeake had a population of 222,209 in 2010, which is an 11.6% increase compared to 2000. The racial makeup in the city was 62.6% White, 29.8% Black or African American, 2.9% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% some other race and 3% two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos made up 4.4% of the population.

The median household income in Chesapeake in 2000 was $50,747 and the per capita income was $20,949.

Chesapeake is frequently ranked among top places to live and work in the USA. Some of the companies with international, North American and U.S. headquarters in Chesapeake include Dollar Tree Stores, Init, Lovato USA, Altec USA, American GFM, Givens, Inc., Map Mobile, Tecnico Corporation, Vanderschoot USA, Volvo Penta of the Americas, Canon ITS, Eltromat Electronics, FDGM, Inc., Plasser American, Shock Metal, Selenium USA and others.

Top employers in Chesapeake in 2010 were Chesapeake City Public Schools, City of Chesapeake, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, LTD Hospitality Group, Sentara Healthcare, QVC, HSBC France, Cox Communications, Hewlett-Packard, Reliance Staffing, Lifetouch, Dollar Tree, Damco, General Dynamics Information Technology, Canon Information Technology Service and First Data.

Some of the major points of interest in the city include Great Bridge Battle Site, Chesapeake Arboretum, Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal, Northwest River Park and Campground, Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Chrysler Museum of Art, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, Casemate Museum, Chesapeake City Park and others.

Institutions of higher education in Chesapeake area include Everest College, Strayer University, Sentara College of Health Sciences, DeVry University Chesapeake Campus and Greenbrier Christian Academy and Veritas Christian Academy.

The city is served by several major highways, including I-64, I-464, I-664, U.S. Highways 13, 17, 58 and 460. Major bridges in Chesapeake include Steel Bridge, Jordan Bridge, High Rise Bridge, Jordan Bridge and a number of drawbridges on the Elizabeth River.

The Dismal Swamp Canal and the Intracoastal Waterway both pass through the city.

Mass transit in the city is operated by Hampton Roads Transit, which offers bus service for the entire Hampton Roads area.

The city has two Class 1 railroads - CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern.

As for the air service, the nearest commercial airport is Norfolk International Airport. There is also a general aviation airport within the city limits, the Chesapeake Regional Airport, while the Hampton Roads Executive Airport is located in the nearby Bowers Hill.

Statistical data for the Chesapeake city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
222,209
White alone
139,01262.56 %
Black or African American alone
66,23729.81 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
8710.39 %
Asian alone
6,3832.87 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1690.08 %
Some Other Race alone
2,7601.24 %
Two or More races
6,7773.05 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
222,209
Not Hispanic or Latino
212,50395.63 %
Hispanic or Latino
9,7064.37 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
222,209
Not Hispanic or Latino
212,50395.63 %
White alone
134,25163.18 %
Black or African American alone
65,20430.68 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7200.34 %
Asian alone
6,2892.96 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1470.07 %
Some Other Race alone
2660.13 %
Two or More races
5,6262.65 %
Hispanic or Latino
9,7064.37 %
White alone
4,76149.05 %
Black or African American alone
1,03310.64 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1511.56 %
Asian alone
940.97 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
220.23 %
Some Other Race alone
2,49425.70 %
Two or More races
1,15111.86 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
37
Male
35
Female
38

Household Type

Total
79,574
Family households
59,92775.31 %
Husband-wife family
43,87273.21 %
Other family
16,05526.79 %
Male householder, no wife present
3,67722.90 %
Female householder, no husband present
12,37877.10 %
Nonfamily households
19,64724.69 %
Householder living alone
15,74180.12 %
Householder not living alone
3,90619.88 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Chesapeake city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Chesapeake city center coordinates

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Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Chesapeake city center

Airport

  • Chesapeake Regional Airport [1.64 mi] [2.63 km]

Building

  • Chesapeake Police Department Training Academy [2.34 mi] [3.77 km]
  • Chesapeake Fire Department Station 5 Great Bridge [3.3 mi] [5.31 km]

Canal

  • Herons Canal (historical) [1.19 mi] [1.92 km]
  • Herring Ditch [1.55 mi] [2.49 km]

Church

  • Gordon Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church [4 mi] [6.43 km]
  • Waters Road Church [1.95 mi] [3.14 km]
  • Trinity Baptist Church [1.88 mi] [3.02 km]

Civil

  • City of Chesapeake [0.81 mi] [1.31 km]

Locale

  • Enohla Farms [3.71 mi] [5.97 km]

Post Office

  • Great Bridge Post Office [3.95 mi] [6.36 km]

School

  • Great Bridge High School [3.45 mi] [5.56 km]
  • Great Bridge Intermediate School [3.59 mi] [5.78 km]
  • Deep Creek School [2.28 mi] [3.67 km]

Swamp

  • Green Sea [1.16 mi] [1.87 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
ChesapeakeChesapeake23320, 23327, 23326, 23325, 23328, 23324, 23323, 23322, 23321
ChesapeakeCoast Guard Finance Center23326
ChesapeakeFentress23322
ChesapeakeSouth Norfolk23324

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