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Colonial Heights, Tennessee
Location of Colonial Heights, Tennessee
Location of Colonial Heights, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Sullivan
 • Total 6.2 sq mi (16.2 km2)
 • Land 6.0 sq mi (15.5 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
1,437 ft (438 m)
 • Total 6,934
 • Density 1,118/sq mi (428.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 423
FIPS code 47-16500
GNIS feature ID 1281022

Colonial Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 6,934 at the 2010 census. It is part of the KingsportBristol (TN)Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.


Colonial Heights is located at 36°28′40″N 82°30′19″W / 36.47778°N 82.50528°W / 36.47778; -82.50528 (36.477769, -82.505278).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16 km2), of which, 6.0 square miles (16 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (4.15%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 7,067 people, 2,811 households, and 2,217 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,086.5 people per square mile (419.8/km²). There were 2,936 housing units at an average density of 451.4/sq mi (174.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.59% White, 0.88% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 2,811 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,145, and the median income for a family was $53,651. Males had a median income of $41,604 versus $25,045 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,210. About 4.8% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 36°28′40″N 82°30′19″W / 36.477769°N 82.505278°W / 36.477769; -82.505278

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