Colonial Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 17,820 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Colonial Heights is the 49th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Colonial Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colonial Heights is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colonial Heights who work in office and administrative support (13.70%), sales jobs (11.65%), and teaching (10.28%).
The citizens of Colonial Heights are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.71% of adults in Colonial Heights having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Colonial Heights in 2010 was $27,572, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,288 for a family of four. However, Colonial Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Colonial Heights is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Colonial Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Colonial Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Colonial Heights include German, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Colonial Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.