Home to 261,000 people, Chesterfield County has been named one of the "fastest growing, wealthiest and most educated areas in the country" by American Demographics magazine. Spanning 446 square miles, the county is graced by a diverse combination of fertile farmland, panoramic riverfront, lovely residential communities and well-planned office and industrial centers.
Chesterfield County has dedicated over 8,700 acres of land to 32 parks, including Pocahontas State Park, named for the famous Indian Princess. Because of Chesterfield's strong commitment to education, its school system ranks among the top in the country. The prudent management of finances and government has earned Chesterfield County a AAA bond rating, one of just a few nationwide. Additionally, the crime rate for Chesterfield is the lowest in the metropolitan Richmond region.