Chesapeake employment information

Income per capita$29,735$33,958$28,555
Median household income$70,176$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$82,348$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$42,514$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$44,519$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$28,103$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate4.9%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level9.1%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chesapeake is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chesapeake is 31% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chesapeake is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chesapeake is 42% lower than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Chesapeake median earnings by income bracket

Chesapeake employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.7%1.8%
Manufacturing sector13.4%0.6%
Financial & insurance services1.7%5.6%
Wholesale & retail services14.7%15.3%
Public administration11.6%7.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.7%2.5%
Education, health & social services9.0%34.9%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Portsmouth, VA96,007$46,23914%
Norfolk, VA244,745$44,15017%
Chesapeake, VA228,168$70,17631%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Baton Rouge, LA229,353$38,79027%
Irvine, CA229,850$91,99972%
Reno, NV231,103$46,48913%
Irving, TX224,859$50,9425%
Glendale, AZ231,978$46,85512%
Chesapeake, VA228,168$70,17631%
Source: The Chesapeake, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.