Colonial Beach, VA
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Colonial Beach is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,580 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Colonial Beach is the 159th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Colonial Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colonial Beach is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colonial Beach who work in office and administrative support (20.02%), food service (16.02%), and management occupations (13.90%).

One downside of living in Colonial Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Colonial Beach, the average commute to work is 36.16 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Colonial Beach is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.21% of adults 25 and older in Colonial Beach have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Colonial Beach in 2010 was $29,622, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,488 for a family of four. However, Colonial Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Colonial Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Colonial Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Colonial Beach include English, German, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Colonial Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Spanish.

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