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Chesapeake is an independent city, in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk metro area.
The latitude of Chesapeake is 36.818N. The longitude is -76.275W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 210,834.
Community was created in 1963 by the merger of Norfolk County and the city of South Norfolk.
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11% of Chesapeake residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chesapeake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chesapeake was $20,949, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Chesapeake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Chesapeake include South Norfolk Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Chesapeake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $531. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,187.
Libraries in Chesapeake include Chesapeake Central Library, Greenbrier Library, Indian River Library, Major Hillard Library, Russell Memorial Library, South Norfolk Memorial Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Chesapeake include WJGN-CA.
Chesapeake City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chesapeake political report.
The average commute time for Chesapeake workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 55 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chesapeake between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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