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Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Colonial Heights is approximately 16,700 (1999), 17411 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,592 (1990), 7275 (2010).
The amount of land area in Colonial Heights is 19.327 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Colonial Heights is 8.14 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.839 sq kilometers.
The distance from Colonial Heights to Washington DC is 115 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 18 miles. (as the crow flies)
Colonial Heights is positioned 37.26 degrees north of the equator and 77.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.


25 miles south of Richmond in central Virginia. It is part of the Richmond-Petersburg Metropolitan Statistical area. Chesterfield forms the north, west and east boundaries with the southern border shared with the city of Petersburg. Colonial Heights, along with Petersburg and Hopewell, make up the well-known "Tri-cities area. Colonial Heights is an independent city, not associated with any county.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Colonial Heights.

"The name Colonial Heights results from an incident during the American Revolutionary War. In 1781 the French troops of Lafayette, known as the Colonials, retreated north from Petersburg and set up artillery on the heights overlooking Petersburg and the Appomattox River. The area came to be known as Colonial Heights and the name was given to a subdivision of the Oak Hill tract in 1906." (From the above history page. For much more historical information and pictures, check the site listed)

Colonial Heights was first incorporated in 1926 as a town. Then, in 1948, it became a city. The charter granted in 1960 gave the city its present-day fully independent cityhood.
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Colonial Heights City Government

City of Colonial Heights

Colonial Heights City Manager
1507 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834-3049
Phone: 804-520-9265

Colonial Heights, as an independent city, is not affiliated with any county. It is governed by a Council/Manager form of government.

Colonial Heights Chamber

Colonial Heights Chamber of Commerce
2316 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone: 804-526-5872
Fax: 804-526-9637

Colonial Heights Organizations

Colonial Heights Chamber of Commerce
2316 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone: 804-526-5872
Fax: 804-526-9637

Colonial Heights Libraries

Colonial Heights Library
1000 Yacht Basin Dr
Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2960
Phone: 804-520-9384

Colonial Heights Schools

Colonial Hts School Board Office
512 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834-3743
Phone: 804-526-0811 Colonial Heights


The population of Colonial Heights was:
1950 - 6,077
1960 - 9,587
1970 - 15,097
1980 - 16,509
1990 - 16,064
1999 - 16,700

Per Capita income for the area:
1992 - $ 18,266
1993 - $ 19,021
1994 - $ 19,961
1995 - $ 21.198
1996 - $ 22.172
1997 - $ 22,730
(Area includes Cities of Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Dinwiddie County)

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