Colonial Heights (city) County VA Information


Colonial Heights (city) County Subdivisions

Colonial Heights (city) County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,703
Population in Households 17,532
Population in Familes 13,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 171
Population Density1 2,354
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 7,379
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,709
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,732 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,647 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 532 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $185,362
Average Home Value $196,497


Median Household Income $49,936
Average Household Income $63,677
Per Capita Income $26,848
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.34%
Households 0.23% 0.32%
Families 0.09% 0.23%
Median Household Income   -1.48%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Colonial Heights (city) County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colonial Heights (city) County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 37th
Population Density1 # 19 87th
Diversity Index2 # 62 54th
Median Household Income # 59 57th
Per Capita Income # 53 61st

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