Colonial Heights, Virginia Population 2021

17,102
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Colonial Heights is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 17,102, it is the 30th largest city in Virginia and the 2116th largest city in the United States . Colonial Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -1.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,411 in 2010. Colonial Heights reached it's highest population of 17,504 in 2018. Spanning over 8 miles, Colonial Heights has a population density of 2,274 people per square mile.

The average household income in Colonial Heights is $68,797 with a poverty rate of 12.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,038 per month, and the median house value is $171,700. The median age in Colonial Heights is 40.6 years, 38.6 years for males, and 43.1 years for females.

Colonial Heights Demographics

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

  • White: 75.53%
  • Black or African American: 15.34%
  • Asian: 4.15%
  • Two or more races: 3.06%
  • Other race: 1.52%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Colonial Heights, Virginia is 17,102 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,504.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,411.

Colonial Heights, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,16375.53%
Black or African American2,67315.34%
Asian7244.15%
Two or More Races5333.06%
Some Other Race2651.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native500.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.11%
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Colonial Heights Population by Race

Colonial Heights Population Pyramid $2021

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Colonial Heights Median Age

40.6


Total

38.6


Male

43.1


Female

Colonial Heights Adults

There are 13,451 adults, (3,550 of whom are seniors) in Colonial Heights.

Colonial Heights Age Dependency

76

Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Colonial Heights Sex Ratio

Female

9,368

53.75%

Male

8,060

46.25%

Colonial Heights Population by Age

Colonial Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Colonial Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All62.9%37.1%
Male61.7%38.3%
Non Family54.9%45.1%
Female39.9%60.1%

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Colonial Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0362.4562.9
Married2,9573.0579.5
Non Family2,5921.1954.9
Female1,2183.5839.9
Male2693.0361.7

3.08

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Colonial Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4213.48%
9th to 12th Grade6105.04%
High School Graduate3,79531.38%
Some College2,94824.38%
Associates Degree1,23810.24%
Bachelors Degree2,06917.11%
Graduate Degree1,0138.38%
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Colonial Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Colonial Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,3068,7162,396
Black1,5971,405262
Hispanic572420165
Asian450373178
2+ Races24222769
Other Race15911752
Native American221717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 93.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 77.27%.

Colonial Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,536$45,391$31,458
Less Than 9th Grade$19,091$16,923$23,542
High School Graduate$31,194$41,103$27,500
Some College$37,188$43,843$31,413
Bachelors Degree$41,216$47,222$37,909
Graduate Degree$62,837$76,563$50,714

$37,536

Average Earnings

$45,391

Average Male

$31,458

Average Female

Colonial Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Colonial Heights Language by Age

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Colonial Heights Language

89.67% of Colonial Heights residents speak only English, while 10.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.25% of the population.

Colonial Heights Language

Colonial Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,4341,1799.48%
Black2,62640115.27%
Asian72422731.35%
Multiple53314827.77%
Hispanic1,01812812.57%

12.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.06%

Male Poverty Rate

13.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Colonial Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Colonial Heights is Asian, with 31.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Colonial Heights is White, with 9.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.08%.

Colonial Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.76%
High School13.17%
Some College8.95%
Bachelors or Greater1.04%

Colonial Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.03%
Male Unemployed27.92%
Male Employed5.93%
Female Employed5.31%

Colonial Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Colonial Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,550$68,797
Families$73,441$83,432
Married Families$91,982-
Non Families$31,701$38,680
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Income by Household Type

Colonial Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

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 55-64, 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 Marital Status

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1,681

Number of Veterans

1,446

Male Veterans

235

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam564
First Gulf War537
Second Gulf War437
Korea131
World War II67

Colonial Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54526
75+393
65 to 74388
55 to 64237
18 to 34137

Colonial Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,39513.17%
Black23012.82%
Hispanic9915.05%
2+ Races3913.09%
Other Race138.18%
Asian40.77%

Colonial Heights Veterans by Race

Colonial Heights Veterans by Education

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7.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Colonial Heights Veterans by Education

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Colonial Heights Employment by Age

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Colonial Heights Employment by Race

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Colonial Heights Employment by Education

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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61.18%

Born in Colonial Heights

92.68%

Native Born

7.32%

Foreign Born

2.28%

Non Citizen

5.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.68% of Colonial Heights residents were born in the United States, with 61.18% having been born in Virginia. 2.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Colonial Heights Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,102-134-0.78%
202017,236-134-0.77%
201917,370-134-0.77%
201817,504800.46%
201717,424260.15%
201617,398-46-0.26%
201517,44420.01%
201417,442-45-0.26%
201317,4871040.60%
201217,383990.57%
201117,284-55-0.32%
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%

Colonial Heights Population by Year