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Welcome to Chesapeake ...

The location of Chesapeake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Chesapeake has a population of 242,634 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Chesapeake is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Chesapeake lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Chesapeake lies within the (757) area code.

Websites for Chesapeake ...

Official Website: www.chesapeake.va.us/

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chesapeake had a population of 222,209 people.

The population of Chesapeake represents 2.78% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 222,209 people, the population of Chesapeake increased 11.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 199,184 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Chesapeake had an population of 242,634 people. This is an increase of 9.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.81% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chesapeake.

Communities Also Named Chesapeake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Chesapeake: This one is located in and the other is located in Northampton County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 6 communities that are also named Chesapeake - they are located in Maryland, Missouri, Ohio and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chesapeake.

Communities near Chesapeake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chesapeake.

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    • Norfolk [Norfolk City]

      • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Chesapeake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
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    • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City]

      • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Chesapeake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
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    • Suffolk [Suffolk City]

      • Suffolk [Suffolk City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Chesapeake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffolk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Charlton Village [Chesapeake City]

      • Charlton Village [Chesapeake City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Chesapeake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlton Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Westview Village [Virginia Beach City]

      • Westview Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Chesapeake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westview Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Alantic City [Norfolk City]

      • Alantic City [Norfolk City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Chesapeake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alantic City
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    • New Town [Norfolk City] (Historic)

      • New Town [Norfolk City] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Chesapeake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
    • Kempsville Gardens [Virginia Beach City]

      • Kempsville Gardens [Virginia Beach City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Chesapeake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempsville Gardens
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    • Moyock [Currituck County]

      • Moyock [Currituck County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Chesapeake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moyock
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    • Aragona Village [Virginia Beach City]

      • Aragona Village [Virginia Beach City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Chesapeake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aragona Village
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chesapeake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chesapeake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chesapeake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chesapeake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chesapeake. See our Newspapers Page for Chesapeake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chesapeake ...

Looking for more information about Chesapeake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chesapeake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chesapeake.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chesapeake: www.chesapeake.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chesapeake.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chesapeake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chesapeake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chesapeake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chesapeake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chesapeake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6876, Longitude: -76.3122       In this case, the coordinates for Chesapeake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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