Chesapeake employment information

IndexChesapeakeWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$20,667$23,237$28,555
Median household income$35,341$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$44,063$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,231$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$27,500$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$21,458$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate3.7%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level15.7%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chesapeake is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chesapeake is 34% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chesapeake is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chesapeake is 1% higher than the national average.

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Chesapeake median earnings by income bracket

Chesapeake employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.2%0.0%
Manufacturing sector7.8%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%3.0%
Wholesale & retail services14.9%13.8%
Public administration11.3%12.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities17.7%2.0%
Education, health & social services5.7%37.4%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Pinch, WV2,783$68,36528%
Comfort, WV501$64,47921%
Cross Lanes, WV11,061$55,5384%
Boomer, WV926$55,3574%
Shrewsbury, WV745$53,5580%
Chesapeake, WV1,469$35,34134%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Evart, MI1,469$20,11062%
Long Beach, WA1,469$24,81354%
Kemp, TX1,469$34,06336%
Monument Hills, CA1,469$112,344110%
Saranac, MI1,469$31,64141%
Chesapeake, WV1,469$35,34134%
Source: The Chesapeake, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.