Spanning 426 square miles of land and 11.2 square miles of water is Chesterfield County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Chesterfield County, whose economy is primarily industrial, is defined by the flow of the James River to the North, and to the south is bordered by the Appomattox River. Known as Richmond’s “south side,” Chesterfield County is nestled in the greater Richmond region. The County Seat is Chesterfield Courthouse.
Chesterfield County, Virginia was voted by the American City Business Journal in May 2004 as the 17th best place to live in America. Furthermore, the National Association of counties in 2013 honored Chesterfield County with nine achievement awards. Furthermore, the schools in the area are recipients of the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Award.
The Blue Ribbon designated education system is the Chester County Public Schools, managing 61 schools throughout the county.
The county encompasses 12 census-designated places and 19 other unincorporated areas, home to a population of 332,499 residents. Average household income of folks living in Chesterfield County, Virginia is about $75,131 per year, well above the state’s average income of about $66,262. Homes in the community hold average values of about $221,100, slightly below the state’s home value average of $257,800.
Residents who need to get around via public transportations, the GRTC transit system offers service to the city of Richmond, Henrico County, and parts of Chesterfield County. The Richmond International Airport is the closest facility for air travel.
Chesterfield County receives an average of 44 inches of rain per year, and 9 inches of snow across 76 days each year with measurable precipitation. The sun shines on the county 206 days per year. Summer high temperatures are around 89 degrees and winter lows are well below freezing at 26 degrees.
People living in Chesterfield County, Virginia have access to an array of recreational activities and myriad options for entertainment. Restaurants, shops, theaters, museums, galleries, libraries, and more are all a part of the culture of Chesterfield County, Virginia.
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