Fast Facts

Details & Demographics

  • Annual Report
  • Population: 340,000 as of January 1, 2017
  • Current Fiscal Year Budget
  • Size: 437 square miles, the second-largest in the Richmond metropolitan region
  • School System: 61 county public schools and 59,843 students (pre-k through 12), fifth largest in the state
  • Labor Force*: 179,788
  • Employed*: 173,260
  • Unemployment Rate*: 3.6%, compared to the Richmond region at 3.7%.
  • Median Household Income**: $72,609
  • Education**: 36.9% of the population aged 25 and over has a bachelor's degree or higher
  • Technology Zone Programs As of January 1, 2016, Chesterfield County contained five technology zones:
    1. Hull Street Road Technology Zone
    2. Jefferson Davis Technology Zone
    3. Meadowdale Meadowbrook Technology Zone
    4. Midlothian Technology Zone
    5. Walthall Technology Zone

*Data from Virginia Labor Market Information, December 2016. Not seasonally adjusted.

** Data from 2015 American Community Survey 5 year estimates, U.S. Census Bureau.

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