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|People QuickFacts||Colonial Heights city||Virginia|
|Population, 2014 estimate||17,731||8,326,289|
|Population, 2013 estimate||17,708||8,270,345|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||17,413||8,001,023|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014||1.8%||4.1%|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||1.7%||3.4%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||6.7%||6.2%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||23.1%||22.6%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||19.9%||13.4%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||53.5%||50.8%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||80.8%||70.8%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||13.0%||19.7%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.5%||0.5%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||3.3%||6.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.2%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.2%||2.7%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||4.7%||8.6%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||77.2%||63.6%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||89.5%||84.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||5.2%||11.3%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||7.2%||14.9%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||88.7%||87.5%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||20.5%||35.2%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||20.9||27.7|
|Housing units, 2013||7,791||3,412,460|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||64.0%||67.3%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||21.0%||21.7%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$181,300||$244,600|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.46||2.60|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$27,610||$33,493|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$50,835||$63,907|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||9.3%||11.3%|
|Business QuickFacts||Colonial Heights city||Virginia|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2013||660||193,9072|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2013||9,689||3,131,7232|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2012-2013||-1.7%||1.4%2|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||902||529,636|
|Total number of firms, 2007||1,419||638,643|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||9.9%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.5%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||4.3%||7.0%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||4.5%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||21.5%||30.1%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||01||92,417,797|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||28,363||60,513,396|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||761,064||105,663,299|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$42,981||$13,687|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||76,059||15,340,483|
|Building permits, 2013||8||31,944|
|Geography QuickFacts||Colonial Heights city||Virginia|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||7.52||39,490.09|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||2,315.3||202.6|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Richmond, VA Metro Area|