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.
Colonial Heights is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.45%), sales jobs (9.87%), and teaching (8.50%).
Also of interest is that Colonial Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of adults in Colonial Heights who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.55% of the adults in Colonial Heights have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Colonial Heights in 2010 was $28,282, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,128 for a family of four. However, Colonial Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Colonial Heights is a somewhat 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 Korean.