Colonial Heights, VA

Census Place

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2022 Population
18,158
0.171% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.4
1.54% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.2%
13.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$72,216
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$221,400
17.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,700
1.26% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Colonial Heights, VA had a population of 18.2k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $72,216. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Colonial Heights, VA grew from 18,127 to 18,158, a 0.171% increase and its median household income grew from $65,570 to $72,216, a 10.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Colonial Heights, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (69%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.61%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%), and White (Hispanic) (2.98%).

None of the households in Colonial Heights, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Colonial Heights, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Colonial Heights, VA are Southside College of Health Sciences (71 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Colonial Heights, VA was $221,400, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%.

Most people in Colonial Heights, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Colonial Heights, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Colonial Heights, VA is home to a population of 18.2k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.66% of Colonial Heights, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.03k people).

In 2022, there were 4.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.5k people) in Colonial Heights, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 656 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Colonial Heights, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Colonial Heights, VA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Colonial Heights, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.5k ± 21
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.01k ± 250
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    656 ± 79
7.25%
Hispanic Population
1.32k people

In 2022, there were 4.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.5k people) in Colonial Heights, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 656 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.25% of the people in Colonial Heights, VA are hispanic (1.32k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Colonial Heights, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.66%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.03k people
5.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
917 people

As of 2022, 5.66% of Colonial Heights, VA residents (1.03k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Colonial Heights, VA was 5.06%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    533 ± 176
  2. Vietnam
    517 ± 106
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    371 ± 123

Colonial Heights, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Colonial Heights, VA employs 8.7k people. The largest industries in Colonial Heights, VA are Retail Trade (1,230 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,113 people), and Educational Services (863 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,217), Utilities ($76,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,679).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.7k
2022 Value
± 672
1.26%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colonial Heights, VA grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 8.59k employees to 8.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colonial Heights, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,124 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (810 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (780 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colonial Heights, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.7k
2022 Value
± 672
1.26%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Colonial Heights, VA grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 8.59k employees to 8.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colonial Heights, VA, are Retail Trade (1,230 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,113 people), and Educational Services (863 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colonial Heights, VA, though some of these residents may live in Colonial Heights, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,761
Median earning men ± $8,677
$37,706
Median earning women ± $3,358

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($90,147), Public Administration ($88,516), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,795).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,818), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,990), and Information ($53,026).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Colonial Heights, VA awarded 71 degrees. The student population of Colonial Heights, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8 male students and 95 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Colonial Heights, VA are White (44 and 62%), followed by Black or African American (18 and 25.4%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 5.63%), and Two or More Races (3 and 4.23%).

The largest universities in Colonial Heights, VA by number of degrees awarded are Southside College of Health Sciences (71 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Colonial Heights, VA are Registered Nursing (50 and 70.4%), Radiographer (15 and 21.1%), and Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (6 and 8.45%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 103 students enrolled in Colonial Heights, VA, 7.77% men and 92.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 73 records, of which 91.8% were women and 8.22% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 15 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Colonial Heights, VA was Registered Nursing with 50 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Colonial Heights, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
71 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southside College of Health Sciences with 71 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 7 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Colonial Heights, VA, which is 0.109 times less than the 64 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 44 degrees mean that there were 2.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($5,970) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,160) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colonial Heights, VA was $221,400 in 2022, which is 0.785 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $188,900 to $221,400, a 17.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Colonial Heights, VA is 66.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Colonial Heights, VA have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Colonial Heights, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Colonial Heights, VA is $72,216. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Colonial Heights, VA was Census Tract 8301 with a value of $97,981, followed by Census Tract 8303 and Census Tract 8305, with respective values of $93,854 and $74,625.

Property

$221,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,189
$5,057
Median Property Taxes
±$420

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colonial Heights, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.4% of the housing units in Colonial Heights, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8301
  2. Census Tract 8303
  3. Census Tract 8305

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colonial Heights, VA was Census Tract 8301 with a value of $97,981, followed by Census Tract 8303 and Census Tract 8305, with respective values of $93,854 and $74,625.

The following map shows all of the places in Colonial Heights, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$72,216
Median Household Income
± $5,437
7.61k
Number of Households
± 587

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.61k households in Colonial Heights, VA grew to $72,216 from the previous year's value of $65,570.

The following chart displays the households in Colonial Heights, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Colonial Heights, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.7%)
  3. Carpooled (5.37%)

In 2022, 82.4% of workers in Colonial Heights, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.7%) and those who carpooled to work (5.37%).

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colonial Heights, VA have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Colonial Heights, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colonial Heights, VA (1.83k out of 17.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Colonial Heights, VA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.7% of the population of Colonial Heights, VA has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 4.53% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colonial Heights city, VA see 724 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.58% decrease from the previous year (775 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 382 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 420 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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724 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colonial Heights city, VA

Primary care physicians in Colonial Heights city, VA see an average of 724 patients per year. This represents a 6.58% decrease from the previous year (775 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colonial Heights city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.2% were men and 53.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.3%
Uninsured
43.4%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
4.53%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colonial Heights, VA declined by 6.89% from 7.84% to 7.3%.

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