Colonial Heights, a town in Virginia, has a population of slightly less than 18,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Most residents own their homes in Colonial Heights, and 37% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $1,059 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Colonial Heights will save around $2,700 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 24 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Colonial Heights residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving a vehicle is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 40% of residents, while public transportation is not extensively used. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.
Retail is the most common industry in Colonial Heights, making up 8% of the population. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of just under $65K, Colonial Heights workers bring in about $23,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Virginia. Colonial Heights's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Colonial Heights has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (6%) compared to the Virginia average. Further, 11% have a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.