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Colonial Beach, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Colonial Beach had a population of 3,631 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Colonial Beach is located at latitude 38.2644 and longitude -76.9937 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Colonial Beach (see map below) 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.

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

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, 2017)


Total Population 3,631
Daytime Population: Workers 1,170
Daytime Population: Residents 1,991
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,161
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 3,576
Population in Familes 2,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density2 1,425
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $47,426
Average Household Income $59,082
Per Capita Income $26,367


Total Housing Units 2,420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,019 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 590 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 811 (33.5%)
Median Home Value $227,714
Average Home Value $252,644


Total Households 1,609
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 939
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 0.34% 0.42%
Households 0.18% 0.33%
Families -0.01% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 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 # 218 63rd
Population Density # 187 69th
Diversity Index # 338 43rd
Median Household Income # 329 45th
Per Capita Income # 295 50th

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