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Chesapeake is a town in Kanawha County, in the Charleston metro area.
The latitude of Chesapeake is 38.223N. The longitude is -81.536W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,584.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chesapeake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kanawha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charleston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25214 ZIP code.
12% of Chesapeake residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $16,307, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Chesapeake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chesapeake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $734.
Kanawha County 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 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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