Colonial Heights, VA 23834 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23834: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Acceptable Alternative
Colonial Hgts, VA 23834
S Chesterfld, VA 23834
South Chesterfield, VA 23834

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,244
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,609
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 90
  • County: Colonial Heights City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.287, Longitude -77.391
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 23834 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Chesterfield, Colonial Heights City).

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Colonial Heights, VA 23834 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,574
Population in Households 26,397
Population in Familes 21,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density1 1,275
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 10,477
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 7,131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,169 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,308 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 729 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $190,411
Average Home Value $208,627


Median Household Income $54,970
Average Household Income $69,327
Per Capita Income $27,543
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.68%
Households 0.44% 0.62%
Families 0.34% 0.57%
Median Household Income   -0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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, VA 23834 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23834 to the other 873 ZIP Codes 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 # 119 86th
Population Density1 # 150 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 254 71st
Median Household Income # 344 61st
Per Capita Income # 354 60th

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