News & Media – Awards & Recognition

Chesapeake is expected to be the 2nd Most Populous City in the Commonwealth of Virginia by 2020 with a total projected population of 253,355 (UVA Welden Cooper Center for Public Service).

Chesapeake ranked as one of the Hardest Working Cities in the United States in 28th place (WalletHub, 2018).

Chesapeake ranked highest of all Hampton Roads communities as Happiest Place to Live (WalletHub, 2018).

Chesapeake named #16 Best City for Veterans to Live (Veterans United, 2018).

Chesapeake honored as #1 City Where Veterans are Thriving Professionally in the United States (Smart Assest, 2018).

Chesapeake ranked #14 Safest Cities in the United States (WalletHub, 2018).