Colonial Heights, VA

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Population

17,582

0.16% growth

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$50,952

2.65% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

7,587

2.61% decline

Median Property Value

$163,300

2.1% decline

About

In 2017, Colonial Heights, VA had a population of 17.6k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $50,952. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Colonial Heights, VA grew from 17,554 to 17,582, a 0.16% increase and its median household income grew from $49,639 to $50,952, a 2.65% increase.

The population of Colonial Heights, VA is 74.3% White Alone, 13.1% Black or African American Alone, and 5.52% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Colonial Heights, VA speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Colonial Heights, VA are Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools (56 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Colonial Heights, VA is $163,300, and the homeownership rate is 63%. Most people in Colonial Heights, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Colonial Heights, VA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Colonial Heights, VA employs 7.59k people. The largest industries in Colonial Heights, VA are Retail Trade (1,130 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (807 people), and Educational Services (786 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($52,823), Information ($51,667), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,408).

Median household income in Colonial Heights, VA is $50,952. Males in Colonial Heights, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Colonial Heights, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,952

2017 value

± $4,104

2.65%

1 Year Growth

± 11.6%

Households in Colonial Heights, VA have a median annual income of $50,952, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,639 in 2016, which represents a 2.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Colonial Heights, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8301

  2. Census Tract 8303

  3. Census Tract 8302

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Colonial Heights, VA was Census Tract 8301 with a value of $75,313, followed by Census Tract 8303 and Census Tract 8302, with respective values of $65,772 and $42,873.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Colonial Heights, VA (2.31k out of 17.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,427 ± 232

  2. Black

    553 ± 157

  3. Two Or More

    202 ± 135

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Colonial Heights, VA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.59k

2017 Value

± 508

-2.61%

1 Year decline

± 9.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Colonial Heights, VA declined at a rate of -2.61%, from 7.79k employees to 7.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Colonial Heights, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,135 people), Sales & Related Occupations (914 people), and Management Occupations (690 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Colonial Heights, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Colonial Heights, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,135 people), Sales & Related Occupations (914 people), and Management Occupations (690 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Colonial Heights, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.49 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.5 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Colonial Heights, VA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,143), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,054), and Management Occupations ($65,690).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.59k

2017 Value

± 508

-2.61%

1 Year decline

± 9.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Colonial Heights, VA declined at a rate of -2.61%, from 7.79k employees to 7.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Colonial Heights, VA, are Retail Trade (1,130 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (807 people), and Educational Services (786 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Colonial Heights, VA, though some of these residents may live in Colonial Heights, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Colonial Heights, VA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,130 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (807 people), and Educational Services (786 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Colonial Heights, VA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.92 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.45 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Colonial Heights, VA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($52,823), Information ($51,667), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,408).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.5% of the population of Colonial Heights, VA has health coverage, with 40.7% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 6.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Colonial Heights, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Colonial Heights, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.5%

Uninsured

40.7%

Employer Coverage

12.2%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

17.2%

Non-Group

6.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Colonial Heights, VA grew by 0.473% from 10.4% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Colonial Heights, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Colonial Heights, VA is home to a population of 17.6k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Colonial Heights, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.27k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Colonial Heights, VA is composed of 13.1k White Alone residents (74.3%), 2.31k Black or African American Alone residents (13.1%), 971 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.52%), 675 Asian Alone residents (3.84%), 435 Two or More Races residents (2.47%), 87 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.495%), 34 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.193%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Colonial Heights, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Colonial Heights, VA was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Colonial Heights, VA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Colonial Heights, VA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.27k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Colonial Heights, VA residents (1.27k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Colonial Heights, VA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Colonial Heights, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Colonial Heights, VA was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.1k ± 45

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.31k ± 236

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    971 ± 234

In 2017, there were 5.65 times more White Alone residents (13.1k people) in Colonial Heights, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.31k Black or African American Alone and 971 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Colonial Heights, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Colonial Heights, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Colonial Heights, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Colonial Heights, VA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    548 ± 112

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    398 ± 155

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    363 ± 109

Colonial Heights, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Colonial Heights, VA awarded 56 degrees. The student population of Colonial Heights, VA is skewed towards women, with 6 male students and 103 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Colonial Heights, VA are White (47 and 83.9%), followed by Black or African American (5 and 8.93%), Asian (3 and 5.36%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 1.79%).

The largest universities in Colonial Heights, VA by number of degrees awarded are Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools (56 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Colonial Heights, VA are Registered Nursing (36 and 64.3%), Radiation Therapist (16 and 28.6%), and Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (4 and 7.14%).

The median tuition costs in Colonial Heights, VA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 36 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 4 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Colonial Heights, VA was Registered Nursing with 36 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

56 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Colonial Heights, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools with 56 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

9

Degrees Awarded to Men

47

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 9 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Colonial Heights, VA, which is 0.191 times less than the 47 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    47 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Colonial Heights, VA were to White students. These 47 degrees mean that there were 9.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colonial Heights, VA was $163,300 in 2017, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,800 to $163,300, a 2.1% decrease. The homeownership rate in Colonial Heights, VA is 63%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Colonial Heights, VA have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Colonial Heights, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,952

Median Household Income

± $4,104

7.09k

Number of Households

± 482

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.09k households in Colonial Heights, VA grew to $50,952 from the previous year's value of $49,639.

The following chart displays the households in Colonial Heights, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$163,300

2017 Median

± $4,450

$166,800

2016 Median

± $3,989

In 2017, the median property value in Colonial Heights, VA declined from to $163,300 from the previous year's value of $166,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Colonial Heights, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colonial Heights, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Colonial Heights, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Colonial Heights, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

63%

2017 Homeownership

60.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63% of the housing units in Colonial Heights, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Colonial Heights, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Colonial Heights, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Colonial Heights, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Colonial Heights, VA have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Colonial Heights, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.2%

  2. Carpooled

    6.45%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.24%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Colonial Heights, VA was Drove Alone (86.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.45%) and those who Worked At Home (2.24%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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