Chesterfield County, VA

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2022 Population
366,019
1.73% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
6.69%
3.18% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$95,757
8.43% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$306,500
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
186,171
1.64% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Chesterfield County, VA had a population of 366k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $95,757. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chesterfield County, VA grew from 359,798 to 366,019, a 1.73% increase and its median household income grew from $88,315 to $95,757, a 8.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chesterfield County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.2%), Other (Hispanic) (4.74%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.63%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.48%).

None of the households in Chesterfield County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.6% of the residents in Chesterfield County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chesterfield County, VA are Brightpoint Community College (1,557 degrees awarded in 2022), Virginia State University (234155) (702 degrees), and Centura College-Richmond Main (147 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Chesterfield County, VA was $306,500, and the homeownership rate was 77.4%.

Most people in Chesterfield County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Chesterfield County, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chesterfield County, VA is home to a population of 366k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.78% of Chesterfield County, VA residents were born outside of the country (32.1k people).

In 2022, there were 2.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (216k people) in Chesterfield County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 84.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17.4k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.6%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.6% of Chesterfield County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chesterfield County, VA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chesterfield County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    216k ± 711
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    84.8k ± 1.17k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    17.4k ± 1.4k
9.86%
Hispanic Population
36.1k people

In 2022, there were 2.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (216k people) in Chesterfield County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 84.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17.4k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.86% of the people in Chesterfield County, VA are hispanic (36.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Chesterfield County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
32.1k people
8.68%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
31.2k people

As of 2022, 8.78% of Chesterfield County, VA residents (32.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chesterfield County, VA was 8.68%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,046 ± 823
  2. Vietnam
    6,841 ± 564
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,449 ± 611

Chesterfield County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chesterfield County, VA employs 186k people. The largest industries in Chesterfield County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,420 people), Retail Trade (19,713 people), and Educational Services (17,987 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($111,205), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,942), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,380).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

186k
2022 Value
± 3,638
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 2.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chesterfield County, VA grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 183k employees to 186k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chesterfield County, VA, are Management Occupations (24,075 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19,624 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,547 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chesterfield County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

186k
2022 Value
± 3,638
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 2.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chesterfield County, VA grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 183k employees to 186k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chesterfield County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,420 people), Retail Trade (19,713 people), and Educational Services (17,987 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chesterfield County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Chesterfield County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,082
Median earning men ± $1,232
$46,184
Median earning women ± $924

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($89,328), Public Administration ($79,055), and Manufacturing ($78,958).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,772), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,444), and Wholesale Trade ($60,167).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,245
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,948
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,856
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Chesterfield County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.44%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Chesterfield County, VA awarded 2,512 degrees. The student population of Chesterfield County, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,638 male students and 8,387 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chesterfield County, VA are Black or African American (1,042 and 42%), followed by White (1,042 and 42%), Hispanic or Latino (197 and 7.93%), and Two or More Races (65 and 2.62%).

The largest universities in Chesterfield County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Brightpoint Community College (1,557 and 62%), Virginia State University (234155) (702 and 27.9%), and Centura College-Richmond Main (147 and 5.85%).

The most popular majors in Chesterfield County, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (229 and 9.12%), General Studies (171 and 6.81%), and General Business Administration & Management (143 and 5.69%).

The median tuition cost in Chesterfield County, VA for a public four year colleges is $5,540 for in-state students and $16,542 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Chesterfield County, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 14,025 (40.2% men and 59.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 14,025 students enrolled in Chesterfield County, VA, 40.2% men and 59.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 6,367 records, of which 63.4% were women and 36.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 120 degrees awarded
  2. 117 degrees awarded
  3. 171 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Chesterfield County, VA was General Health Services with 120 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Chesterfield County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,557 degrees awarded
  2. 702 degrees awarded
  3. 147 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brightpoint Community College with 1,557 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,006 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chesterfield County, VA, which is 0.668 times less than the 1,506 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 1,042 degrees mean that there were 1 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,042 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($36,480) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($4,114) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($3,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chesterfield County, VA was $306,500 in 2022, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $269,500 to $306,500, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Chesterfield County, VA is 77.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chesterfield County, VA have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chesterfield County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chesterfield County, VA is $95,757. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Chesterfield County, VA was Census Tract 1009.35 with a value of $219,722, followed by Census Tract 1009.26 and Census Tract 1009.36, with respective values of $200,529 and $163,190.

In 2022, 11.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chesterfield County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.139%.

Property

$306,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,849
$103,831
Median Property Taxes
±$2,409

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chesterfield County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.4% of the housing units in Chesterfield County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1009.35
  2. Census Tract 1009.26
  3. Census Tract 1009.36

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chesterfield County, VA was Census Tract 1009.35 with a value of $219,722, followed by Census Tract 1009.26 and Census Tract 1009.36, with respective values of $200,529 and $163,190.

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

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Household Income

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$95,757
Median Household Income
± $2,126
134k
Number of Households
± 2,885

In 2022, the median household income of the 134k households in Chesterfield County, VA grew to $95,757 from the previous year's value of $88,315.

The following chart displays the households in Chesterfield County, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chesterfield County, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.9%)
  3. Carpooled (8.27%)

In 2022, 75.7% of workers in Chesterfield County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.9%) and those who carpooled to work (8.27%).

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chesterfield County, VA have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.91% of the workforce in Chesterfield County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chesterfield County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.139%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chesterfield County, VA (24.2k out of 361k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.7% of the children was living in poverty in Chesterfield County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 136 in Chesterfield County, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 12.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.7% of the population of Chesterfield County, VA has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 10% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.54% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Chesterfield County, VA see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.17% decrease from the previous year (1178 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1307 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 505 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chesterfield County, VA

Primary care physicians in Chesterfield County, VA see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.17% decrease from the previous year (1,178 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.26%
Uninsured
55.2%
Employer Coverage
10%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
2.54%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chesterfield County, VA declined by 3.51% from 7.53% to 7.26%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.7 in Chesterfield County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.6% in Chesterfield County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.08% in Chesterfield County, VA.

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