Chesapeake, Ohio

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Chesapeake is a village in Lawrence County, Ohio, United States. The population was listed as 842 in the 2000 census. It lies across the Ohio River from Huntington, West Virginia, at the mouth of Symmes Creek.

A bridge across the Ohio River connects Chesapeake to Huntington's downtown area. At one time, this was the only bridge connection across the Ohio River linking Ohio to Huntington. In recent years, bridges across the Ohio River connecting Ohio to Huntington's East and West sides have been built.

Chesapeake is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.



Chesapeake is located at 38°25′41″N 82°27′17″W / 38.42806°N 82.45472°W / 38.42806; -82.45472 (38.428066, -82.454832)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of which 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) (5.17%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 842 people, 395 households, and 231 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,523.7 people per square mile (591.1/km²). There were 441 housing units at an average density of 798.0/sq mi (309.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.74% White, 0.12% African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

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