Colonial Heights, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Colonial Heights, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Colonial Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 3,286 as of July 1, 2018. Colonial Heights ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Colonial Heights is located at latitude 36.4944 and longitude -82.4906 in Sullivan County. The formal boundaries for the Colonial Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Sullivan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,437 feet.

The Colonial Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402789) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Colonial Heights Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sullivan County.

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Colonial Heights, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,286
Population in Households 3,256
Population in Familes 2,779
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 830
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $55,462
Average Household Income $77,321
Per Capita Income $31,967


Total Housing Units 1,419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,105 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 228 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $185,185
Average Home Value $243,274


Total Households 1,333
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 953
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.01% 0.01%
Households -0.04% 0.0%
Families -0.51% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Colonial Heights, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colonial Heights to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 142 67th
Population Density # 118 73rd
Diversity Index # 345 19th
Median Household Income # 68 84th
Per Capita Income # 40 91st

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