Chesapeake, WV Profile: Facts & Data


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Chesapeake, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Chesapeake had a population of 1,444 as of July 1, 2018. Chesapeake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chesapeake is located at latitude 38.2229 and longitude -81.5362 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chesapeake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Town of Chesapeake (GNIS ID: 2390782) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Chesapeake is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chesapeake: Henson.

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Chesapeake, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,444
Population in Households 1,444
Population in Familes 1,096
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,988
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $35,071
Average Household Income $46,728
Per Capita Income $20,897


Total Housing Units 797 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 415 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $74,074
Average Home Value $91,063


Total Households 642
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 386
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.89% -1.05%
Households -0.89% -1.05%
Families -1.16% -1.17%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Chesapeake, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chesapeake to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 111 73rd
Population Density # 12 97th
Diversity Index # 44 89th
Median Household Income # 288 29th
Per Capita Income # 256 37th

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