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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Colonial Heights is a town in Virginia with a population of 17,582. Living in Colonial Heights offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Colonial Heights there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Colonial Heights. The public schools in Colonial Heights are above average.
About Colonial Heights...
Population
17,582

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,001
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Colonial Heights Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    106.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    140.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    112.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    140.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,860.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    84.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Colonial Heights

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,952
National
$55,322
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I love that there is a ton of shopping very close by. There is Southpark Mall, Walmart, Target, Michaels, Petsmart, and so much more in Colonial Heights! There are also many awesome restaurants to choose from whether you are looking for fast-food, casual sit down restaurants, and a few fine dining restaurants, like Wagstaffs Steak House. Colonial Heights is going through some construction at the moment, bringing a roundabout to the city near interstate 95. With all the construction going on, there has been some inconvenience for the residence of Colonial Heights. I think Colonial Heights is a wonderful place to live, or just visit!
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Great neighborhood! My neighborhood is very quiet and clean. The people that live in this community keep their front lawns clean and cut and also work very hard to maintain annual community/holiday events in our community center park for the children.
Colonial Heights is a city with a small town feeling. It is a major thoroughfare to the interstate highways, as well as to the counties of Prince George and Chesterfield. It contains the only major mall for several miles. The city also gives you access to medical care, including four urgent care/emergency centers, three testing and imaging centers, and several doctors offices and other outpatient centers. Locals come to this city for its' well-known restaurants, grocery stores and several small businesses. One can't forget its reputable schools, access to transportation, and quiet neighborhoods including both homes and apartment complexes.