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Population (year 2000): 16,897. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,567 (+4.0% change)
Males: 7,901 (46.8%), Females: 8,996 (53.2%)

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Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $43,224 (year 2000)
Median house value: $94,800 (year 2000)

Colonial Heights, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Colonial Heights:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.3%)
  • Black (6.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Korean (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (17.6%), United States (14.5%), German (12.0%), Irish (10.1%), Italian (3.4%), Scottish (2.5%).

New! Heights, Virginia forum

Land area: 7.5 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Colonial Heights

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colonial Heights city

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

4.9% Foreign born (1.9% Asia, 1.7% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.5% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +837 (+5.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Richmond, (19.5 miles pop. 197,790).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: VA Norfolk, (82.7 miles pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (244.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA (2.1 miles Ettrick, VA Petersburg, (3.4 miles Lee, VA (4.9 miles Fort VA (5.2 miles Matoaca, VA Chester, (6.7 miles VA (7.1 miles Hopewell, VA (10.1 miles Bellwood, Court House, VA (10.5 miles Chesterfield


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 39 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 1997: 51 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 1998: 59 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 1999: 39 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2000: 41 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2001: 58 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $177,400

Latitude: 37.26 N, Longitude: 77.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 804


Colonial Heights, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.8%), Retail trade (15.6%), Manufacturing (13.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +74 (+0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,095 (25.9%)


 

Crime in Colonial Heights by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 0 0 0 1 3
    per 100,000 17.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.9 17.8
Rapes 6 2 2 5 4 4
    per 100,000 35.5 11.8 11.8 29.6 23.7 23.7
Robberies 12 16 17 21 18 20
    per 100,000 71.0 94.7 100.6 124.3 106.5 118.4
Assaults 20 19 29 18 28 24
    per 100,000 118.4 112.4 171.6 106.5 165.7 142.0
Burglaries 81 103 96 89 78 73
    per 100,000 479.4 609.6 568.1 526.7 461.6 432.0
Thefts 967 1,046 809 790 743 672
    per 100,000 5722.9 6190.4 4787.8 4675.4 4397.2 3977.0
Auto thefts 41 40 40 45 27 34
    per 100,000 242.6 236.7 236.7 266.3 159.8 201.2
358.8 364.9 319.5 315.6 301.5 296.6


Average climate in Colonial Heights, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Colonial Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1993, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Colonial Heights city center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1990, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Brad Byerson - College basketball player (West Virginia Mountaineers).


Hospitals/medical centers near Colonial Heights:
  • HIRAM W DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; PETERSBURG, VA)
  • SOUTHSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; PETERSBURG, VA)
  • POPLAR SPRINGS HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; PETERSBURG, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Colonial Heights:
  • RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL (about 18 miles; RICHMOND, VA; ID: RIC)
  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 65 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; ID: PHF)
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 75 miles; HAMPTON, VA; ID: LFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Colonial Heights:
  • WATHALL CHANNEL (about 7 miles; CHESTER, VA; ID: 2G6)
  • DINWIDDIE COUNTY (about 9 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; ID: PTB)
  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY (about 13 miles; RICHMOND, VA; ID: FCI)

Amtrak stations near Colonial Heights:
  • 3 miles: PETERSBURG (ETTRICK, 3516 SOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: RICHMOND, MAIN STREET (RICHMOND, 1500 MAIN STREET). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 273 $876,949 $38,547 63 $11,455
Water Supply 9 $23,194 $30,925 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $2,891 $34,692 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 17 $66,077 $46,642 14 $6,266
Firefighters 29 $94,148 $38,957 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $2,759 $33,108 1 $970
Fire - Other 1 $2,821 $33,852 1 $779
Financial Administration 21 $71,550 $40,885 2 $1,488
Streets and Highways 23 $73,861 $38,536 0 $0
Sewerage 7 $23,796 $40,793 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $21,412 $64,236 8 $4,235
Police - Other 3 $7,590 $30,360 1 $379
Judicial and Legal 12 $51,495 $51,495 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 67 $247,439 $44,317 14 $13,501
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 62 $201,466 $38,993 53 $36,310
Local Libraries 7 $20,798 $35,653 7 $3,303
Other and Unallocable 17 $60,635 $42,801 8 $3,124
Totals for Government 554 $1,848,880 $40,047 172 $81,810


College/University in Colonial Heights:
  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS BEAUTY ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 21; Location: 1851 SOUTHPARK BLVD; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colonial Heights:
  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,641)
  • JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; CHESTER, VA; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND (about 20 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 3,756)
  • VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 18,753)
  • J SARGEANT REYNOLDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 4,906)
  • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (about 46 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 7,133)
  • CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; FT enrollment: 4,432)
Public high school in Colonial Heights:
  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS HIGH (Students: 879; Location: 3600 CONDUIT RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Colonial Heights:
  • MARGUERITE F. CHRISTIAN ELEM (Students: 944; Location: 14801 WOODS EDGE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS MIDDLE (Students: 665; Location: 500 CONDUIT RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TUSSING ELEM. (Students: 598; Location: 5501 CONDUIT RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LAKEVIEW ELEM. (Students: 351; Location: 401 TASWELL AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NORTH ELEM. (Students: 303; Location: 3201 DALE AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Library in Colonial Heights:
  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $520,503; Location: 1000 YACHT BASIN DRIVE; 46,300 books; 3,796 audio materials; 5,197 video materials; 117 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Colonial Heights: Colonial Industrial Park (A), Shepherd Field (B), Colonial Heights Public Library (C), Violet Bank Museum (D).

Shopping Centers: Pickwick Shopping Center (1), Town Hall Shopping Center (2), Colonial Square Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Colonial Heights include: Church of the Nazarene (A), Colonial Heights Baptist Church (B), Colonial Heights Christian Church (C), Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church (D), Saint Michaels Episcopal Church (E), Wesley United Methodist Church (F), Woodlawn Baptist Church (G), Highland United Methodist Church (H).

Reservoirs: Swift Creek Lake (A), Lake View Lake (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fleets Branch (A).

Parks in Colonial Heights include: Berberich Park (1), Tot Playground (2), White Bank Park (3).

Post office: (A).  


Colonial Heights compared to Virginia state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Colonial Heights:
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROU (1240 AM; 1 kW; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WVNZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WHAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HOPEWELL, VA; Owner: CHINA CAT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXGI (950 AM; 4 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: GEE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTH (1590 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WREJ (1540 AM; 10 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRNL (910 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colonial Heights:
  • WRHH (99.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVST-FM (91.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKHK (95.3 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WARV-FM (100.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WDYL (101.1 FM; CHESTER, VA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTJ (106.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXB (103.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WCVE-FM (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVQ (94.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJZV (93.1 FM; ETTRICK, VA; Owner: RICHMOND BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WRXL (102.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJMO-FM (105.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • W274AB (102.7 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCDX (92.1 FM; MECHANICSVILLE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBBT-FM (107.3 FM; POWHATAN, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAUQ (89.7 FM; CHARLES CITY, VA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Colonial Heights:
  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLH-TV (Channel 35; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WRLH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTVR-TV (Channel 6; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: ELCOM OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WWBT (Channel 12; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF VIRGINIA)
  • WRIC-TV (Channel 8; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RICHMOND, INC.)
  • WCVW (Channel 57; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WXOB-LP (Channel 17; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W48BI (Channel 48; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W39CO (Channel 39; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WKYV-LP (Channel 61; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMA-LP (Channel 52; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUPV (Channel 65; ASHLAND, VA; Owner: BELL BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

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