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Overview

Introduction to Colonial Heights, Virginia

Colonial Heights, Virginia is 19 miles S of Richmond, Virginia (center to center) and 79 miles NW of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The city is included in the Richmond - Petersburg metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,897 people lived in Colonial Heights.

Colonial Heights History

The place now known as Colonial Heights was once part of the Algonquian-speaking confederacy known as Tenakomakah. It was then under the rule of Chief Powhatan. The region was made part of "Henrico Cittie", one of the four huge "incorporations" in the Virginia Colony. This was done by London Company in the year 1619. The community was named after the troops of Marquis de Lafayette, who were then known as the Colonials. The Colonials were stationed in this area during the Revolutionary War. Colonial Heights was incorporated as a town in Chesterfield County in 1926, and later as an independent city in the year 1948.

Colonial Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Petersburg National Battlefield
  • Violet Bank Museum
  • Pickwick Shopping Center
  • Swift Creek Lake
  • Berberich Park
  • Church of the Nazarene

Things To Do In Colonial Heights

The city of Colonial Heights provides easy access to a number of historical sites and museums. Among these are Petersburg National Battlefield, White House of the Confederacy, Violet Bank Museum, Flowerdew Hundred Museum, and Edgar Allan Poe Museum. One can also visit the industrial park and the public library in Colonial Heights. Swift Creek Lake, Lake View Lake, and Fleets Branch are beautiful bodies of water in the city. Pickwick Shopping Center, Town Hall Shopping Center, and Colonial Square Shopping Center are ideal for those who wish to take back souvenirs for their loved ones.

Colonial Heights Transportation

Richmond International Airport is close by.

Colonial Heights Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Virginia State University, John Tyler Community College, and University of Richmond.

People

Total Population 17,542
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,856
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.6%
Median Earnings25+ $37,846
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,078
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,889

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,381
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.6%
Median Gross Rent $903
Median House Value $176,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25%
US/American 0%
English 17.9%
Irish 8.5%

Colonial Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles S of Richmond, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles NW of Virginia Beach, Virginia
County
Metro Area Richmond - Petersburg
Standard Zip Codes 23834
Phone Area Codes 804
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.28
Longitude -77.39

Colonial Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HOPEWELL
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station STONY CREEK 1 E
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station WAKEFIELD 1 NW
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hopewell 22,375 $49,730
Mechanicsville 36,991 $83,439
Petersburg 32,439 $40,300
Richmond 211,063 $50,679
Stony Creek 162 $35,000

Colonial Heights Public Libraries

Library
Colonial Heights Public Library
1000 YACHT BASIN DRIVE
Colonial Heights, Virginia
(804) 520-9384
Library Web Site

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COLONIAL HEIGHTS HIGH
3600 CONDUIT RD
804-524-3405
Serves 879 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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