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Chesterfield County Public Schools, Virginia

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Chesterfield County Public Schools is a school district in Virginia.

About the district

Chesterfield County Public Schools is located in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Chesterfield County Public Schools is located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The county seat of Chesterfield County is Chesterfield Court House. Chesterfield County is home to 327,745 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1]


Chesterfield County overperformed in comparison to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 36.3 percent of Virginia County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 35.2 percent for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Virginia County was $72,088 compared to $63,907 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Virginia County was 6.7 percent compared to 11.3 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Chesterfield County (%) Virginia (%)
White 69.9 70.8
Black or African American 23.2 19.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.5
Asian 3.6 6.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 7.7 8.6

Presidential Voting Pattern, Chesterfield County[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 45.4 53.2
2008 52.6 46.3
2004 36.9 62.6
2000 34.8 63.0

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[3] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The table below displays the budget for Chesterfield County Public Schools:[4]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $368,100,000 69% $51,000,000 9.6% $57,900,000 10.9% $45,100,000 8.5% $11,200,000 2.1% $533,314,600
2014-2015 $410,396,000 67.4% $79,011,400 13% $70,491,500 11.6% $42,860,100 7% $5,775,700 0.9% $608,534,700
Averages: $778,496,000 68% $130,011,400 11% $128,391,500 11% $87,960,100 8% $16,975,700 1% $1,141,849,300