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Colonial Heights, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Colonial Heights had a population of 17,960 as of July 1, 2017. Colonial Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colonial Heights is located at latitude 37.2617 and longitude -77.3968 in Colonial Heights (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Colonial Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Colonial Heights (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The City of Colonial Heights (GNIS ID: 1498420) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colonial Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Colonial Heights, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,960
Daytime Population: Workers 9,945
Daytime Population: Residents 9,427
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,372
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 17,789
Population in Familes 14,025
Population in Group Qrtrs 171
Population Density2 2,388
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $51,768
Average Household Income $65,496
Per Capita Income $27,572


Total Housing Units 7,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,709 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,769 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 478 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $186,719
Average Home Value $200,966


Total Households 7,478
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,754
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.43% 0.5%
Households 0.38% 0.47%
Families 0.21% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Colonial Heights, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colonial Heights to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 68 89th
Population Density # 117 80th
Diversity Index # 286 52nd
Median Household Income # 275 54th
Per Capita Income # 271 54th

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