Chesterfield County (Virginia)

Chesterfield County is a county located in the state of Virginia in the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 259 903 inhabitants and a population density of 236 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Chesterfield.


Chesterfield County is located in east-central Virginia and has an area of ​​1132 square kilometers, of which 29 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Henrico County, Charles City County, Prince George County, Dinwiddie County, Amelia County, Powhatan County and Goochland County.


1634 ordered that the King of England, be that the Virginia colony divide into 8 shires. One of them was the Henrico County. On May 25, 1749 recycled the County from parts of Henrico County was formed. It was named after Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. 1831 the first railway line, the Chesterfield Railroad was built. The brand of cigarettes Chesterfield County was named after this, as it was formerly a center of tobacco growing.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, lived in Chesterfield County 259 903 people in 93 772 households and 72 110 families. The population density was 236 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 76.74 percent White, 17.77 percent Black or African American, 0.33 percent Native American, 2.37 percent Asian, 0.04 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 1.34 percent from other races groups; 1.41 percent were descended from two or more races. 2.93 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 93 772 households out of which 40.7 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 62.2 percent were married couples living together, 11.2 percent were single mothers, 23.1 percent were non-families, 18.5 percent of all households and 4.8 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.11.

Based on the county the population was spread out 28.3 percent of residents under the age of 18, 7.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 31.2 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.9 percent between 45 and 64 years and 8.1 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 58,537, and the median income for a family was $ 65,058. Males had a median income of $ 43,030, women $ 30,518. The per capita income was $ 25,286. 3.3 percent of families and 4.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 5.6 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 3.4 percent are 65 years old.

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