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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 2019, Chesapeake has a population of 244,835 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Chesapeake.
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
The area code for Chesapeake: (757)
Websites for Chesapeake ...
Official Website: www.chesapeake.va.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chesapeake had an population of 244,835 people. This is an increase of 10.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.92% since the 2000 Census).
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).
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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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The official website for Chesapeake: www.chesapeake.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 08 Jun 2021