Colonial Heights, Virginia Population 2020

18,115
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Colonial Heights is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 18,115, it is the 31st largest city in Virginia and the 2008th largest city in the United States. Colonial Heights is currently growing at a rate of 0.78% annually and its population has increased by 4.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,411 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Colonial Heights has a population density of 2,409 people per square mile.

The average household income in Colonial Heights is $67,430 with a poverty rate of 13.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,013 per month, and the median house value is $168,000. The median age in Colonial Heights is 40.3 years, 37.5 years for males, and 43.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.4 males.

Colonial Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Colonial Heights was:

  • White: 76.64%
  • Black or African American: 14.65%
  • Asian: 3.69%
  • Two or more races: 3.20%
  • Other race: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Colonial Heights, Virginia is 18,115, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,833.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,411.

Colonial Heights, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,48376.64%
Black or African American2,57814.65%
Asian6493.69%
Two or More Races5633.20%
Some Other Race2511.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native480.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.12%
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Colonial Heights Population Pyramid 2020

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Colonial Heights Median Age

40.3


Total

37.5


Male

43.2


Female

Colonial Heights Adults

There are 13,559 adults, (3,609 of whom are seniors) in Colonial Heights.

Colonial Heights Age Dependency

76.8

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Colonial Heights Sex Ratio

Female

9,540

54.23%

Male

8,053

45.77%

Colonial Heights Households and Families

Colonial Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Colonial Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.8%23.2%
Male68.8%31.2%
All63.6%36.4%
Non Family57%43%
Female42.6%57.4%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0542.4763.6
Married3,0233.1176.8
Non Family2,6011.1657
Female1,1643.642.6
Male2662.9768.8

3.1

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Colonial Heights Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4663.82%
9th to 12th Grade6515.33%
High School Graduate3,93432.22%
Some College3,15925.87%
Associates Degree1,1649.53%
Bachelors Degree1,99616.35%
Graduate Degree8396.87%
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Colonial Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,4518,7842,193
Black1,5141,366206
Hispanic566423157
Asian461322165
Multiple Races25624282
Other Race12211040
Native American231717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 94.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 73.91%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,764$42,346$30,845
Less Than High School$16,910$16,307$17,500
High School Grad$30,576$37,902$27,009
Some College$36,619$43,697$31,567
Bachelors Degree$42,083$50,337$37,708
Graduate Degree$58,542$64,038$49,386

$35,764

Average Earnings

$42,346

Average Male

$30,845

Average Female

Colonial Heights Language

Colonial Heights Language by Age

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Colonial Heights Language

89.87% of Colonial Heights residents speak only English, while 10.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.42% of the population.

Colonial Heights Poverty

Colonial Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,6761,1449.02%
Black2,54873428.81%
Multiple56321638.37%
Asian64916325.12%
Hispanic1,006848.35%
Other251114.38%

13.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.18%

Male Poverty Rate

14.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Colonial Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Colonial Heights is Multiple, with 38.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Colonial Heights is Other, with 4.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.06%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.03%
High School14.73%
Some College9.74%
Bachelors or Greater2.08%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.97%
Female Unemployed33.23%
Female Employed7.01%
Male Employed3.68%

Colonial Heights Income

Colonial Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,716$67,430
Families$68,827$80,929
Married Families$89,674-
Non Families$32,272$39,974
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Colonial Heights Marital Status

Colonial Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Colonial Heights Married by Age and Sex

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Colonial Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Colonial Heights Marital Status by Race

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Colonial Heights Veterans

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1,706

Number of Veterans

1,548

Male Veterans

158

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam580
First Gulf War534
Second Gulf War438
Korea158
World War II62
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54491
65 to 74398
75+397
18 to 34228
55 to 64192
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,44913.37%
Black20512.09%
Hispanic9715.18%
2 or More4013.99%
Asian122.35%

Colonial Heights Veterans by Education

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7.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Colonial Heights Employment Status

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.68%

Born in Virginia

92.37%

Native Born

7.63%

Foreign Born

2.64%

Non Citizen

4.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.37% of Colonial Heights residents were born in the United States, with 61.68% having been born in Virginia. 2.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,1151410.78%
201917,9741410.79%
201817,8331570.89%
201717,6761410.80%
201617,535530.30%
201517,482420.24%
201417,440-43-0.25%
201317,4831030.59%
201217,3801000.58%
201117,280-59-0.34%
201017,3394420.26%
200016,8978330.51%
199016,064-445-0.27%
198016,5091,4120.90%
197015,0975,5104.65%
19609,5873,5104.66%
19506,0772,8836.64%
19403,1940.00%