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Chesapeake has the 83rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Chesapeake is part of the Norfolk metro area. Unemployment in the Norfolk area is 4%, which is the same as the national average, and is getting better. Norfolk has the 39th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Chesapeake is below average at $45,460, and the median cost of a home in Chesapeake is $254,900, which is above the national average. 29% of workers in Chesapeake hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Chesapeake. 86% of Chesapeake workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 6% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Chesapeake spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.