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The 2000 Census showed that Chesterfield County had a population of 259,903 people. This represented 3.67% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Chesterfield had a population of 306,670 people. This is an increase of 17.99% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010316,236+21.67%+3.12% since 2009
2009306,670+17.99%+0.93% since 2008
2008303,852+16.91%+1.5% since 2007
2007299,365+15.18%+1.86% since 2006
2006293,904+13.08%+2.67% since 2005
2005286,254+10.14%+2.23% since 2004
2004280,020+7.74%+2.15% since 2003
2003274,131+5.47%+1.76% since 2002
2002269,390+3.65%+1.72% since 2001
2001264,830+1.9%+1.9% since 2000
2000259,903The Last Census

Chesterfield County had 97,707 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Chesterfield County has a total area<3> of 437 square miles [1,131 km²]. Of this total, 425.8 square miles [1,102 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.57%) being water (11.23 square miles [29.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Chesterfield County had a population density of 610 people per square mile [235.7 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 134 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Chesterfield County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Chesterfield and the state of Virginia.

Click here for the Chesterfield County QuickFact (QF-51041).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Chesterfield County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AmeliaQF-51007   W12,88611,40013.04%
Charles CityQF-51036   E7,2176,9264.2%
DinwiddieQF-51053   S26,33824,5337.36%
HenricoQF-51087   N296,415262,30013.01%
Prince GeorgeQF-51149   SE37,11633,04712.31%
RichmondQF-51159   NE8,9618,8091.73%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Chesterfield. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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