Chesapeake city, VA

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Population

235,410

0.95% growth

Median Age

36.6


Median Household Income

$72,214

3.2% growth

Poverty Rate

9.6%


Number of Employees

108,589

0.559% growth

Median Property Value

$260,900

1.72% growth

About

In 2017, Chesapeake city, VA had a population of 235k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $72,214. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chesapeake city, VA grew from 233,194 to 235,410, a 0.95% increase and its median household income grew from $69,978 to $72,214, a 3.2% increase.

The population of Chesapeake city, VA is 58.4% White Alone, 29.2% Black or African American Alone, and 5.61% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Chesapeake city, VA speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chesapeake city, VA are Everest College-Chesapeake (203 degrees awarded in 2016), Centura College-Chesapeake (154 degrees), and Sentara College of Health Sciences (140 degrees).

The median property value in Chesapeake city, VA is $260,900, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Chesapeake city, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Chesapeake city, VA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Chesapeake city, VA employs 109k people. The largest industries in Chesapeake city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,527 people), Retail Trade (12,044 people), and Educational Services (10,425 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($65,542), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,271), and Manufacturing ($58,468).

Median household income in Chesapeake city, VA is $72,214. Males in Chesapeake city, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Chesapeake city, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,214

2017 value

± $1,485

3.2%

1 Year Growth

± 2.76%

Households in Chesapeake city, VA have a median annual income of $72,214, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,978 in 2016, which represents a 3.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chesapeake city, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 210.13

  2. Census Tract 210.11

  3. Census Tract 210.09

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chesapeake city, VA was Census Tract 210.13 with a value of $125,938, followed by Census Tract 210.11 and Census Tract 210.09, with respective values of $125,104 and $115,795.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Chesapeake city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chesapeake city, VA (22k out of 229k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    10,663 ± 913

  2. White

    9,788 ± 912

  3. Hispanic

    2,197 ± 412

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chesapeake city, VA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

109k

2017 Value

± 2,387

0.559%

1 Year growth

± 3.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chesapeake city, VA grew at a rate of 0.559%, from 108k employees to 109k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chesapeake city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,671 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,046 people), and Management Occupations (10,760 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chesapeake city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chesapeake city, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,671 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,046 people), and Management Occupations (10,760 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chesapeake city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.5 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.3 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chesapeake city, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,796), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,249), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,547).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

109k

2017 Value

± 2,387

0.559%

1 Year growth

± 3.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chesapeake city, VA grew at a rate of 0.559%, from 108k employees to 109k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chesapeake city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,527 people), Retail Trade (12,044 people), and Educational Services (10,425 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chesapeake city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Chesapeake city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Chesapeake city, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,527 people), Retail Trade (12,044 people), and Educational Services (10,425 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chesapeake city, VA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.04 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.2 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chesapeake city, VA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($65,542), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,271), and Manufacturing ($58,468).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.9% of the population of Chesapeake city, VA has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 8.77% on Medicaid, 8.8% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 11.8% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Chesapeake city, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Chesapeake city, VA see 1207 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% increase from the previous year (1191 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2034 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1184 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,207 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Chesapeake city, VA see an average of 1,207 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% increase from the previous year (1,191 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chesapeake city, VA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.12%

Uninsured

48%

Employer Coverage

8.77%

Medicaid

8.8%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

11.8%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chesapeake city, VA declined by 2.57% from 8.33% to 8.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chesapeake city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Chesapeake city, VA is home to a population of 235k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.3% of Chesapeake city, VA residents were born outside of the country (12.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Chesapeake city, VA is composed of 137k White Alone residents (58.4%), 68.8k Black or African American Alone residents (29.2%), 13.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.61%), 7.55k Asian Alone residents (3.21%), 7.06k Two or More Races residents (3%), 756 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.321%), 426 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.181%), and 225 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0956%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Chesapeake city, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chesapeake city, VA was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Chesapeake city, VA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Chesapeake city, VA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.5k people

4.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.6k people

As of 2017, 5.3% of Chesapeake city, VA residents (12.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chesapeake city, VA was 4.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Chesapeake city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chesapeake city, VA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    137k ± 141

  2. Black or African American Alone

    68.8k ± 615

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13.2k ± 1.08k

In 2017, there were 2 times more White Alone residents (137k people) in Chesapeake city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 68.8k Black or African American Alone and 13.2k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Chesapeake city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Chesapeake city, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Chesapeake city, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Chesapeake city, VA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,832 ± 734

  2. Vietnam

    5,473 ± 427

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,999 ± 485

Chesapeake city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Chesapeake city, VA awarded 617 degrees. The student population of Chesapeake city, VA is skewed towards women, with 315 male students and 691 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chesapeake city, VA are Black or African American (253 and 41%), followed by White (240 and 38.9%), Two or More Races (45 and 7.29%), and Hispanic or Latino (29 and 4.7%).

The largest universities in Chesapeake city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Everest College-Chesapeake (203 and 32.9%), Centura College-Chesapeake (154 and 25%), and Sentara College of Health Sciences (140 and 22.7%).

The most popular majors in Chesapeake city, VA are Registered Nursing (131 and 21.2%), Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (103 and 16.7%), and Medical Assistant (58 and 9.4%).

The median tuition costs in Chesapeake city, VA are $343 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 58 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Chesapeake city, VA was Medical Assistant with 58 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Chesapeake city, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 203 degrees awarded

  2. 154 degrees awarded

  3. 140 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$343

Median Private

In 2016, the Chesapeake city, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Everest College-Chesapeake with 203 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

209

Degrees Awarded to Men

408

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 209 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chesapeake city, VA, which is 0.512 times less than the 408 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Chesapeake city, VA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    253 degrees awarded

  2. White

    240 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    45 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chesapeake city, VA were to Black or African American students. These 253 degrees mean that there were 1.05 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 240 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chesapeake city, VA was $260,900 in 2017, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $256,500 to $260,900, a 1.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Chesapeake city, VA is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chesapeake city, VA have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chesapeake city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$72,214

Median Household Income

± $1,485

83k

Number of Households

± 1,939

In 2017, the median household income of the 83k households in Chesapeake city, VA grew to $72,214 from the previous year's value of $69,978.

The following chart displays the households in Chesapeake city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$260,900

2017 Median

± $3,568

$256,500

2016 Median

± $3,926

In 2017, the median property value in Chesapeake city, VA grew to to $260,900 from the previous year's value of $256,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chesapeake city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chesapeake city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Chesapeake city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chesapeake city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%

2017 Homeownership

70.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.9% of the housing units in Chesapeake city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Chesapeake city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chesapeake city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chesapeake city, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chesapeake city, VA have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Chesapeake city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.69%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chesapeake city, VA was Drove Alone (85.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.69%) and those who Worked At Home (3.67%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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