Colonial Beach, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Colonial Beach, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Colonial Beach had a population of 3,585 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Colonial Beach is located at latitude 38.2546 and longitude -76.9636 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Colonial Beach encompass a land area of 2.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Town of Colonial Beach (GNIS ID: 2390810) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Colonial Beach: Classic Shore, Irish Neck, Las Vegas on the Potomac, Millville, White Beach.

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Colonial Beach, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,585
Population in Households 3,530
Population in Familes 2,697
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density2 1,407
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $50,360
Average Household Income $62,907
Per Capita Income $28,352


Total Housing Units 2,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,084 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 521 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 823 (33.9%)
Median Home Value $235,154
Average Home Value $267,159


Total Households 1,605
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 936
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.15% 0.23%
Households 0.13% 0.2%
Families -0.05% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Colonial Beach, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colonial Beach to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 218 63rd
Population Density # 187 69th
Diversity Index # 338 43rd
Median Household Income # 315 47th
Per Capita Income # 278 53rd

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