Population

Population by Age

Population by Race and Ethnicity

Unemployment

Education

Educational Attainment

Population 18 to 24:

Less than high school graduate: 14.4%

High school graduate (includes equivalency): 29.6%

Some college or Associate’s degree: 47.2%

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.9%

Population 25 years and over:

Less than 9th grade: 3.8%

9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 6.6%

High school graduate (includes equivalency): 23.9%

Some college, no degree: 22.2%

Associate’s degree: 7.1%

Bachelor’s degree: 23.6%

Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%

On-time graduation rate:

Class of 2008 – 84.7%

Class of 2010 – 88.0%

Class of 2012 – 86.9%

Sources: Census Fact Finder and Virginia Department of Education

Health

Death rate per 1,000 population:

Chesterfield: 6.5

Virginia: 7.5

US: 8

Total Pregnancies

Total Live Births

Induced Pregnancy Terminations

Natural Deaths

Total Infant Deaths

4,491

3,665

528

298

24

 

Teen pregnancy rate (per 1,000 females) ages 10-17:

2000 – 10.5

2005 – 7.7

2011 – 5.3

Percent of low-weight births (less than 5.5 pounds): 

2000 – 6.8%

2005 – 8.8%

2011 – 7.8%

Percent of women who received prenatal care in the first 13 weeks:

2000 – 89.9%

2005 – 92.2%

2011 – 90.3%

Percent of births to single mothers:

2000 – 23.8%

2005 – 27.9%

2011 – 34.9%

Percent of births to mothers with less than a 12th grade education:

2000 – 10.6%

2005 – 11.9%

2011 – 10.8%

Health Snapshot

Source: The Division of Health Statistics at the Virginia Department of Health

Opportunity Map

Quick Look

Population Estimate: 326,950

Median Age: 37.5

Median Household Income: $72,363

Educational Attainment: 89.6% high school graduate or higher

Number of Companies: 24,079

Individuals Below Poverty Level: 6.4%

Additional Data Sources

Poverty

Percent of population living in poverty:

2010 – 5.90%

2011 – 6.10%

2012 – 6.39%

Percent of students approved for free or reduced price school lunches:

2000 – 17.2%

2006 – 22.6%

2013 – 31.2%

Sources: American Community Survey 5-year Estimates and Virginia Department of Education School Nutrition Program

Employment

25 Largest Employers:

  1. Chesterfield County School Board
  2. County of Chesterfield
  3. U.S. Department of Defense
  4. HCA Virginia Health System
  5. E.I. DuPont De Nemours Company
  6. U.P.S.
  7. Wal Mart
  8. Amazon Com KYDC, Inc.
  9. Integrity Staffing Solutions
  10. Hill Phoenix
  11. Virginia State University
  12. Bon Secours Richmond Health System
  13. Kroger
  14. Capital One Bank
  15. Martin’s Food Market
  16. Food Lion
  17. John Tyler Community College
  18. Virginia Department of State Police
  19. ABB Alstom Power, Inc.
  20. Honeywell International, Inc.
  21. YMCA
  22. Atlantic Constructors, Inc.
  23. Dominion Virginia Power
  24. Northrop Grumman Corporation
  25. Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice

Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), 3rd Quarter (July, August, September) 2013.