Colonial Heights has the 1693rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Colonial Heights is part of the Richmond metro area. Unemployment in the Richmond area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Richmond has the 46th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Colonial Heights is below average at $47,880, and the median cost of a home in Colonial Heights is $176,300, which is the same as the national average. 19% of workers in Colonial Heights hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Colonial Heights. 85% of Colonial Heights workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Colonial Heights spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.