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Colonial Beach is a town in Westmoreland County.

The latitude of Colonial Beach is 38.254N. The longitude is -76.963W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,241.


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Median household income
Local
$31,711
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Colonial Beach demographic reports
Colonial Beach is on the Potomac River.
Former and merged names include:
· White Beach
The community got its start as a resort destination in the late 1800s, when most visitors arrived by boat.

Colonial Beach was incorporated, as a town, in 1892.

In the 20th century, the resort community became a weekend destination, especially because of its casinos.

At one time the community billed itself as "Las Vegas on the Potomac." Today, it more modestly goes by the motto of "Playground on the Potomac."
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 18. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Potomac River Festival - June 8-17, 2007
  • Boardwalk Arts & Crafts Festival - Sept. 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Colonial Beach web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Colonial Beach Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Colonial Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westmoreland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 22443 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Colonial Beach residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Colonial Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Colonial Beach was $19,991, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

8% of Colonial Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Colonial Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $434.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $869.


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Libraries in Colonial Beach include Cooper Branch ... View libraries

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Westmoreland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colonial Beach political report.

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The average commute time for Colonial Beach workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Colonial Beach include Days Inn Colonial Beach.

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