Colonial Heights, Virginia

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Population in 2013: 17,634 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 
Males: 8,233  (46.7%)
Females: 9,401  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
Virginia median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 23834.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,848 (it was $43,224 in 2000)
Colonial Heights:

$49,848
VA:

$62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,323 (it was $23,659 in 2000)

Colonial Heights city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $177,372 (it was $94,700 in 2000)
Colonial Heights:

$177,372
VA:

$239,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $880.

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  • Races in Colonial Heights, VA (2010)

    Colonial Heights races chart
    • 14,02080.5%White alone
    • 1,7329.9%Black alone
    • 6743.9%Hispanic
    • 5703.3%Asian alone
    • 3301.9%Two or more races
    • 630.4%American Indian alone
    • 140.08%Other race alone
    • 80.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Colonial Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Colonial Heights: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.4%), United States (12.3%), German (10.7%), Irish (8.0%), Italian (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1948

Land area: 7.48 square miles.

Population density: 2,359 people per square mile   (low).

Colonial Heights,VA real estate house value index trend

Colonial Heights, Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Colonial Heights:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colonial Heights city:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

940 residents are foreign born (1.8% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.9% Latin America).

This city:

5.3%
Virginia:

11.5%



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Colonial Heights, Virginia as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Colonial Heights to the number of sex offenders is 699 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,649 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,868 (1.1%)

Colonial Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Richmond, VA (19.4 miles , pop. 197,790).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (68.2 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (225.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Ettrick, VA (1.4 miles ), Petersburg, VA (1.8 miles ), Fort Lee, VA (2.0 miles ), Matoaca, VA (2.1 miles ), Hopewell, VA (2.4 miles ), Enon, VA (2.5 miles ), Chester, VA (2.6 miles ), Prince George, VA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 51 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 1998: 59 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 1999: 39 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2000: 41 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2001: 58 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2005: 54 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2006: 40 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.26 N, Longitude: 77.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,442 (+8.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,655 (32.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 804

Colonial Heights household income distribution Colonial Heights home values distribution

Crime rates in Colonial Heights by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0013100000201
per 100,000 0.00.05.817.25.60.00.00.00.00.011.40.05.7
Rapes 25443122215214
per 100,000 11.728.723.122.916.95.611.311.211.25.628.411.379.8
Robberies 172118201120231922207913
per 100,000 99.1120.6104.2114.661.9112.7129.6106.5122.7111.239.751.074.1
Assaults 2918282422922242423182915
per 100,000 169.0103.4162.0137.5123.850.7124.0134.5133.8127.9102.2164.585.5
Burglaries 96897873697342696571585749
per 100,000 559.5511.2451.4418.1388.4411.5236.7386.7362.5394.8329.2323.3279.2
Thefts 809790743672685625641692743695839878681
per 100,000 4,715.04,537.64,299.83,849.23,856.13,522.73,611.93,878.34,143.43,864.84,761.94,979.63,879.7
Auto thefts 40452734433248343427274118
per 100,000 233.1258.5156.3194.8242.1180.4270.5190.6189.6150.1153.2232.5102.5
Arson 612911161014977371
per 100,000 35.068.952.163.090.156.478.950.439.038.917.039.75.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 330.7329.2320.9324.6278.6241.0264.5274.8288.8266.9314.4308.4308.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Colonial Heights detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 54 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
Virginia average:

2.27

Colonial Heights tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +837 (+5.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Colonial Heights: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Colonial Heights, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Colonial Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the Colonial Heights city center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colonial Heights-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.1 miles away from Colonial Heights center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 43.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 224.6 miles away from Colonial Heights center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 333.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Colonial Heights topographic map

Birthplace of: Brad Byerson - College basketball player (West Virginia Mountaineers).

Hospitals and medical centers in Colonial Heights:

  • CRATER COMMUNITY HOSPICE (840 WEST ROSLYN ROAD SUITE E)
  • COMMONWEALTH HEALTH CARE PRICE GEORGE (2713 BOULEVARD)
  • HEAVEN SENT BY HOME TOWN HEALTH CARE (23 DUNLAP VILLAGE CIRCLE)
  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS CONV CTR (831 E ELLERSLIE AVE)
  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS HEALTH CARE C (831 ELLERSLIE AVE)

Heliports located in Colonial Heights:

Amtrak stations near Colonial Heights:

  • 3 miles: PETERSBURG (ETTRICK, 3516 SOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: RICHMOND, MAIN STREET (RICHMOND, 1500 MAIN STREET) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colonial Heights:

  • Virginia State University (about 3 miles; Petersburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,815)
  • John Tyler Community College (about 6 miles; Chester, VA; FT enrollment: 5,864)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (about 20 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 26,647)
  • Virginia Union University (about 21 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • University of Richmond (about 24 miles; University of Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • J Sargeant Reynolds Community College (about 27 miles; Richmond, VA; FT enrollment: 8,271)
  • College of William and Mary (about 39 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,617)

Public high school in Colonial Heights:

Public elementary/middle schools in Colonial Heights:

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Library in Colonial Heights:

  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $767,359; Location: 1000 YACHT BASIN DRIVE; 58,884 books; 3,518 audio materials; 11,467 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 105 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Colonial Heights: Colonial Industrial Park (A), Colonial Heights Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (B), Colonial Heights Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department Administration (C), Colonial Heights Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 2 (D), Lockett Hall (E), Fauntleroy Hall (F), Agriculture Engineering Shop (G), Violet Bank Museum (H), Colonial Heights Public Library (I), Colonial Heights Police Department (J), Colonial Heights Sheriff's Office (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Southpark Mall (1), Town Hall Shopping Center (2), Pickwick Shopping Center (3), Colonial Square Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colonial Heights include: Church of Christ (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), Colonial Heights Baptist Church (C), Colonial Heights Christian Church (D), Faith Baptist Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (F), Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (G), Saint Michaels Episcopal Church (H), Wesley United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Swift Creek Lake (A), Lake View Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fleets Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Colonial Heights include: Berberich Park (1), Tot Playground (2), White Bank Park (3), Shepherd Field (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: The Bowling Alley (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2237 Boulevard).

Hotels: Days Inn-Colonial Heights (I 95 Walthall Exit 5), Comfort Suites Southpark (931 South Avenue), Interstate Inn (2201 Indian Hill Road).

Colonial Heights city County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.8. This is about average.

City:

88.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.281. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.281
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.53. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.53
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.651. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.651
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.65
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00264. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00264
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Colonial Heights and their reported violations in the past:

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, CITY OF (Population served: 17,286, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2013)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.3%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.7% for Black residents, 2.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Virginia:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.4%
Whole state:  67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
168 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
192 people in nursing homes in 2000
42 people in other group homes in 2000

Colonial Heights compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Banks with most branches in Colonial Heights (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: James Avenue Branch at 1603 Boulevard, branch established on 1964/02/17; Colonial Square Branch at 3107 Blvd Suite 16, branch established on 1976/01/19. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Southpark Branch at 810 Southpark Boulevard, branch established on 1976/11/01; Colonial Heights Boulevard Branch at 2609 Boulevard, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Virginia Commonwealth Bank: Colonial Heights Branch at 3209 Boulevard, branch established on 1936/08/22. Info updated 2008/10/28: Bank assets: $285.8 mil, Deposits: $260.8 mil, headquarters in Petersburg, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Virginia Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Bank of Southside Virginia: Colonial Heights Branch at 764 East Ellerslie Avenue, branch established on 1994/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $530.3 mil, Deposits: $452.9 mil, headquarters in Carson, VA, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Southside Virginia Corporation, The
  • SunTrust Bank: Southpark Branch at 360 Charles Dimmock Parkway, branch established on 2000/06/28. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank and Trust Company: Colonial Heights Branch at 497 Southpark Circle, branch established on 2005/04/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $323.0 mil, Deposits: $272.0 mil, headquarters in Blackstone, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancorp Of Virginia, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Boulevard Branch at 1921 Boulevard, branch established on 1959/06/10. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • EVB: Colonial Heights Branch at 3400 Boulevard, branch established on 2002/10/01. Info updated 2008/08/25: Bank assets: $1,061.5 mil, Deposits: $834.3 mil, headquarters in Tappahannock, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Virginia Bankshares, Inc.
  • Union First Market Bank: Colonial Heights Branch at 3107 Boulevard, branch established on 1997/11/04. Info updated 2011/08/16: Bank assets: $3,888.6 mil, Deposits: $3,181.6 mil, headquarters in Richmond, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 99 total offices, Holding Company: Union First Market Bankshares Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Colonial Heights, Virginia:

  • Comfort Suites, 931 South Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 , Phone: (804) 520-8900, Fax: (804) 518-2001
  • Hilton Garden Inn Richmond South, 800 Southpark Blvd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 , Phone: (804) 520-0660, Fax: (804) 520-0676
  • Candlewood Suites, 15820 Woods Edge Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 , Phone: (804) 526-0111, Fax: (804) 526-1311
  • Holiday Inn Richmond South - Tri-Cities, 401 E Roslyn Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 , Phone: (804) 520-5880, Fax: (804) 527-7220
  • Hampton Inn Richmond/Colonial Heights, 403 E Roslyn Rd Colonial Hts, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 , Phone: (804) 520-7333, Fax: (804) 520-6445
  • Econo Lodge, 2310 Indian Hill Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 , Phone: (804) 520-1010, Fax: (804) 526-1648
  • Value Place Colonial Heights, 255 Jennick Dr, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 , Phone: (804) 520-5585
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Colonial Heights, Virginia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Virginia average:

12.3

Colonial Heights travel time to work - commute Colonial Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Colonial Heights city (based on Colonial Heights city County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,82818
Catholic2,8801
Mainline Protestant2,4255
Other1,0672
Black Protestant-1
None--
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Colonial Heights city:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Colonial Heights city:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Colonial Heights city:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

17.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Colonial Heights city:

26.0%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.8%
State:

18.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 21$129,871$74,2122$1,628
Other Government Administration 4$26,743$80,2296$3,364
Judicial and Legal 17$81,836$57,7671$1,612
Police Protection - Officers 56$274,651$58,8545$10,879
Police - Other 5$17,418$41,8036$4,015
Firefighters 39$199,767$61,4674$5,598
Fire - Other 15$62,898$50,3183$3,510
Streets and Highways 21$73,131$41,7890$0
Welfare 4$17,167$51,5016$1,822
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$658
Sewerage 6$21,272$42,5440$0
Parks and Recreation 19$71,623$45,23617$5,916
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$13,556$81,3360$0
Water Supply 10$37,078$44,4940$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 309$1,386,299$53,837113$62,341
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 156$463,690$35,6687$16,300
Local Libraries 7$28,545$48,93412$3,789
Other and Unallocable 19$79,414$50,1565$5,025
Totals for Government 710$2,984,959$50,450188$126,457

Colonial Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $222,000 ($12.59)
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $26,000 ($1.47)
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $4,035,000 ($228.82)
    Libraries: $1,328,000 ($75.31)
    Regular Highways: $449,000 ($25.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $317,000 ($17.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000 ($10.15)
    Local Fire Protection: $146,000 ($8.28)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $96,000 ($5.44)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,914,000 ($1526.26)
    General - Other: $5,352,000 ($303.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,203,000 ($181.64)
    Police Protection: $2,589,000 ($146.82)
    Water Utilities: $2,178,000 ($123.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,409,000 ($79.90)
    Regular Highways: $1,394,000 ($79.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,383,000 ($78.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,197,000 ($67.88)
    Financial Administration: $1,183,000 ($67.09)
    Central Staff Services: $542,000 ($30.74)
    General Public Buildings: $515,000 ($29.20)
    Libraries: $492,000 ($27.90)
    Health - Other: $158,000 ($8.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $150,000 ($8.51)
    Public Welfare - Other: $127,000 ($7.20)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $122,000 ($6.92)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $32,000 ($1.81)
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000 ($0.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $890,000 ($50.47)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $2,165,000 ($122.77)
    Sewerage: $1,709,000 ($96.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,475,000 ($83.65)
    Police Protection: $139,000 ($7.88)
    Financial Administration: $116,000 ($6.58)
    Regular Highways: $114,000 ($6.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $113,000 ($6.41)
    General Public Building: $53,000 ($3.01)
    General - Other: $45,000 ($2.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($2.04)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($1.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000 ($1.08)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($0.28)
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,467,000 ($1614.32)

Colonial Heights government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,075,000 ($60.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $826,000 ($46.84)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $552,000 ($31.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $291,000 ($16.50)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $35,000 ($1.98)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $30,000 ($1.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $22,000 ($1.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $261,000 ($14.80)
    Education: $112,000 ($6.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $571,000 ($32.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $372,000 ($21.10)
    Rents: $314,000 ($17.81)
    Interest Earnings: $217,000 ($12.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,086,000 ($231.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $12,124,000 ($687.54)
    All Other: $4,084,000 ($231.60)
    Highways: $1,857,000 ($105.31)
  • Tax - Property: $16,949,000 ($961.15)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,027,000 ($398.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,861,000 ($275.66)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,545,000 ($144.32)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,399,000 ($79.34)
    Motor Vehicle License: $326,000 ($18.49)
    Other License: $156,000 ($8.85)

Colonial Heights government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,860,000 ($1353.07)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,215,000 ($1203.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,645,000 ($149.99)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $4,028,000 ($228.42)
    Beginning: $150,000 ($8.51)

Colonial Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,978,000 ($735.96)

11.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,446 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.08%
Virginia average:

9.34%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($770 average AGI)
Colonial Heights city:

0.14%
Virginia average:

0.21%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Chesterfield County, VA  2.96% ($31,968 average AGI)
from Petersburg city, VA  1.30% ($26,979)
from Prince George County, VA  0.99% ($36,597)


11.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.59%
Virginia average:

9.20%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($447 average AGI)
Colonial Heights city:

0.14%
Virginia average:

0.20%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Chesterfield County, VA  3.09% ($35,203 average AGI)
to Petersburg city, VA  1.10% ($25,407)
to Dinwiddie County, VA  0.93% ($34,779)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colonial Heights:

  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WROU (1240 AM; 1 kW; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HOPEWELL, VA; Owner: CHINA CAT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXGI (950 AM; 4 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: GEE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTH (1590 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WREJ (1540 AM; 10 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WRNL (910 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colonial Heights:

  • WRHH (99.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WVST-FM (91.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKHK (95.3 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WARV-FM (100.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WDYL (101.1 FM; CHESTER, VA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTJ (106.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJZV (93.1 FM; ETTRICK, VA; Owner: RICHMOND BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMXB (103.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WRVQ (94.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRXL (102.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCVE-FM (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJMO-FM (105.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • W274AB (102.7 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WCDX (92.1 FM; MECHANICSVILLE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBBT-FM (107.3 FM; POWHATAN, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WAUQ (89.7 FM; CHARLES CITY, VA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKLR (96.5 FM; FORT LEE, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WCWM (90.7 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY IN VA.)

TV broadcast stations around Colonial Heights:

  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLH-TV (Channel 35; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WRLH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTVR-TV (Channel 6; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: ELCOM OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WRIC-TV (Channel 8; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RICHMOND, INC.)
  • WCVW (Channel 57; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWBT (Channel 12; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF VIRGINIA)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WXOB-LP (Channel 17; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W48BI (Channel 48; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WKYV-LP (Channel 61; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W39CO (Channel 39; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WFMA-LP (Channel 52; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUPV (Channel 65; ASHLAND, VA; Owner: BELL BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Colonial Heights fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 92
  • Hazardous Condition: 91

Incident types - Colonial Heights

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colonial Heights, VA
Most common first names in Colonial Heights, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William18272.1 years
Mary16879.5 years
James16670.6 years
John16675.5 years
Robert12570.2 years
Charles11172.5 years
George7574.2 years
Virginia6977.4 years
Margaret6978.9 years
Helen6878.3 years
Most common last names in Colonial Heights, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6876.2 years
Jones6472.2 years
Williams6474.9 years
Johnson5773.9 years
Brown4370.0 years
Vaughan4270.4 years
Wells3475.6 years
Walker3074.5 years
Lewis2974.7 years
Andrews2775.8 years
Businesses in Colonial Heights, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Macy's1
AT&T2Marshalls1
Aeropostale1Martin's1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's3
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's1Motherhood Maternity1
Ashley Furniture1New York & Co1
AutoZone1Nike9
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
CVS2Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Circle K1Papa John's Pizza1
ColorTyme1Payless1
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Curves1Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut1
Dennys1Plato's Closet1
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos1
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Ruby Tuesday1
Fashion Bug1Rue211
FedEx3SONIC Drive-In1
Finish Line1Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Shoe Carnival1
GameStop2Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill2Sprint Nextel4
H&R Block2Staples1
Hardee's2Starbucks1
Hilton2T-Mobile4
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Target1
Jimmy Jazz1The Room Place1
Jones New York4Toys"R"Us1
Just Tires1U-Haul1
Justice1UPS11
KFC1Verizon Wireless3
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Lane Bryant1Waffle House1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens2
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
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