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Colonial Heights is a city in Colonial Heights City, in the Richmond metro area.

The community was named for the Marquis de Lafayette's troops, known as the Colonials, stationed here during the Revolutionary War

The latitude of Colonial Heights is 37.243N. The longitude is -77.41W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,286.


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Median household income
Local
$43,224
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Colonial Heights demographic reports
Colonial Heights is on the Appomattox River
Robert E. Lee's headquarters were here during 1864-65
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 51. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Mickey"
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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13% of Colonial Heights residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Colonial Heights ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Colonial Heights was $23,659, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Colonial Heights residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Colonial Heights, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $502.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $910.


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Libraries in Colonial Heights include Colonial Heights Public Library ... View libraries

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Colonial Heights City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colonial Heights political report.

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The average commute time for Colonial Heights workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Colonial Heights between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Colonial Heights include Comfort Suites, Days Inn.

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