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Population in 2010: 16,068. Population change since 2000: +10.4%
 

Males: 7,915  (49.3%)
Females: 8,153  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  40.6 years
Connecticut median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 06415.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $85,226 (it was $64,807 in 2000)
Colchester:

$85,226
CT:

$67,276
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,616

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $283,023 (it was $159,300 in 2000)
Colchester:

$283,023
CT:

$267,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $330,784; Detached houses: $346,486; Townhouses or other attached units: $194,690; In 2-unit structures: $203,647; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,640; Mobile homes: $97,874

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  • White alone - 14,778 (92.0%)
  • Hispanic - 524 (3.3%)
  • Black alone - 240 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 219 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 232 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 63 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 11 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Colchester: 210.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (21.5%), Italian (15.8%), English (14.5%), Polish (14.0%), German (12.7%), French (10.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 10/1699

Elevation: 475 feet

Land area: 49.1 square miles.

Population density: 327 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Colchester:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colchester town:

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

616 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.0% North America, 0.7% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

This town:  4.2%
Connecticut:  13.8%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Colchester, Connecticut as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Colchester to the number of sex offenders is 1,743 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Colchester town:  1.8% ($2,850)
Connecticut:  1.8% ($2,961)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, CT (17.5 miles , pop. 54,740).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (83.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (101.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: East Haddam, CT (2.4 miles ), Lebanon, CT (2.5 miles ), Hebron, CT (2.5 miles ), Moodus, CT (2.7 miles ), Salem, CT (2.7 miles ), Marlborough, CT (2.8 miles ), Lake Pocotopaug, CT (2.8 miles ), Terramuggus, CT (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 94 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 1998: 102 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 1999: 107 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2000: 95 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2001: 85 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2002: 75 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2003: 81 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2004: 74 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $194,600
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $179,100
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $141,400
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $171,200

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Latitude: 41.56 N, Longitude: 72.34 W

Area code: 860

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Colchester, Connecticut accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Connecticut:

8.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Colchester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Connecticut state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.6 miles away from the Colchester town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 tornado 31.6 miles away from the town center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colchester-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.5 miles away from Colchester center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 57.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from Colchester center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New London County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Charles F. Daniels - Major League Baseball umpire, Lyman Trumbull - Politician, William R. Green - Politician, Henry H. Crocker - Recipient of the Medal of Honor, Samuel Augustus Bridges - Politician, Thomson J. Skinner - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Colchester: Henry H. Crocker.


Hospitals/medical centers in Colchester:

  • APPLE REHAB COLCHESTER (Nursing Home, 36 BROADWAY)
  • HARRINGTON COURT (Nursing Home, 59 HARRINGTON CT)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Colchester:

  • AURORA SENIOR LIVING OF CROMWELL, LLC (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; CROMWELL, CT)
  • CROMWELL CREST REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; CROMWELL, CT)
  • STAFF MATES HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HEBRON, CT)

Political contributions by individuals in Colchester, CT

Airports located in Colchester:


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Amtrak stations near Colchester:

  • 19 miles: OLD SAYBROOK (455 BOSTON POST RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: NEW LONDON (27 WATER ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Colchester:

  • 18 miles: Millstone 1 and 2 in Waterford, CT.
  • 18 miles: Millstone 3 in Waterford, CT.

Local government website: www.colchesterct.net

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colchester:

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (about 13 miles; Willimantic, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,426)
  • Wesleyan University (about 17 miles; Middletown, CT; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • University of Connecticut (about 18 miles; Storrs, CT; FT enrollment: 21,191)
  • Manchester Community College (about 18 miles; Manchester, CT; FT enrollment: 3,430)
  • Trinity College (about 23 miles; Hartford, CT; FT enrollment: 2,168)
  • Central Connecticut State University (about 24 miles; New Britain, CT; FT enrollment: 8,423)
  • University of Hartford (about 25 miles; West Hartford, CT; FT enrollment: 5,374)

Public high school in Colchester:

Public elementary/middle schools in Colchester:

See full list of schools located in Colchester, School District: COLCHESTER SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Colchester:

  • CRAGIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $582,630; Location: 8 LINWOOD AVE.; 59,359 books; 18 e-books; 3,062 audio materials; 4,210 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 97 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Starting at the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, Jack Jackter Elementary School will become Jack Jackter Intermediate School and the Colchester Intermediate will become Colchester Elementary School due to a new school building opening up. added by Kaitlyn

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Notable locations in Colchester: Chanticlair Golf Course (A), Colchester Fire Marshal's Office (B), Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Company Station 1 Headquarters (C), Cragin Memorial Library (D), Colchester Town Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colchester include: Colchester Assembly of God Church (A), Colchester Federated Church (B), Saint Andrews Church (C), Saint Marys Ukranian Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Old Burying Ground (2), Linwood Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Colchester Historical Society Museum (24 Linwood Avenue), Funtastic Inflatables (Amusement & Theme Parks; 240 Old Hartford Road).

Court: Colchester Town - Probate Court (127 Norwich Avenue).

 
New London County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average.
City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.483. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.483
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.63. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.63
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.93
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.54. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.54
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Colchester and their reported violations in the past:

COLCHESTER SEWER & WATER COMMISSION (Population served: 4001, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1993 and MAR-1993, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-1993), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-1993), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-1993), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-1993)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
COLCHESTER COMMONS (Population served: 224, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2001), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2001), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2001), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2001), St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
TWO BROTHERS WINE & SPIRIT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2002, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WESTCHESTER CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2005)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Connecticut:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.2%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.7%
Whole state:

7.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.2%
Whole state:

3.9%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Colchester, CT

People in group quarters in Colchester in 2010:

  • 174 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Colchester in 2000:

  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Colchester compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Colchester (2011 data):

  • Rockville Bank: Colchester Branch at 99 Lindwood Ave, branch established on 2008/05/13. Info updated 2011/12/05: Bank assets: $1,748.3 mil, Deposits: $1,413.1 mil, headquarters in Vernon Rockville, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Rockville Financial, Inc.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Colchester Branch at 111 Norwich Avenue, branch established on 1964/10/26. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • TD Bank, National Association: Colchester Branch at 64 Norwich Avenue, branch established on 1972/05/06. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company: Colchester Branch at 63 Norwich Ave, branch established on 1998/10/10. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $939.9 mil, Deposits: $718.1 mil, headquarters in Willimantic, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices
  • People's United Bank: Linwood Branch at 99 Linwood Avenue, branch established on 2009/10/15. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Liberty Bank: Colchester Branch at 219 South Main Street, branch established on 1973/06/22. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $3,394.1 mil, Deposits: $2,747.0 mil, headquarters in Middletown, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (81%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Colchester town (based on New London County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.41%
Here45.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchJewish
Adherents68.5%5.8%5.5%4.2%3.5%
Congregations19.5%11.8%11.2%6.5%4.1%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.5%1.3%1.1%1.0%6.7%
Congregations7.1%7.1%1.8%5.3%25.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
New London County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 36
New London County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Here:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 264
Here:

10.01 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
New London County:

7.6%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
New London County:

22.4%
State:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
Connecticut:

15.8%

6.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Connecticut average:

5.12%

0.29% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,547 average AGI)
New London County:

0.29%
Connecticut average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Windham County, CT  0.55% ($34,428 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.44% ($58,618)
from Middlesex County, CT  0.38% ($52,650)


6.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($46,435 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Connecticut average:

5.64%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($953 average AGI)
New London County:

0.21%
Connecticut average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Windham County, CT  0.59% ($36,914 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.38% ($45,089)
to Middlesex County, CT  0.34% ($52,016)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colchester:

  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WICH (1310 AM; 5 kW; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INCORPORATED)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WLIS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMM. OLD SAYBROOK, LLC)
  • WMRD (1150 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colchester:

  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECS (90.1 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGE)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Colchester:

  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHTX-LP (Channel 10; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WRDM-LP (Channel 13; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • WMLD-LP (Channel 6; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: HARVARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Colchester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 50
Total length: 190 meters (623ft)
Total costs: $68,000
Total average daily traffic: 421,192
Total average daily truck traffic: 35,402

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 25
  • 1970-1979: 13
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Colchester, CT


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 74
  • Hazardous Condition: 66
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Colchester


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colchester, CT
Businesses in Colchester, CT
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Quiznos1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts3Sears1
FedEx1Starbucks1
GNC1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS2
McDonald's1Wendy's1

Colchester on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael E. Mccune (76)
  • Joseph B. Staubach (21)
  • Thomas J. Praisner (17)
  • Phillip Alexander (16)
  • Billie W. Bunting (14)
  • Glenn Levasseur (14)
  • Michael A. Kmetz (11)
  • Richard P. Stevenson (11)
  • Agnes Klucha (8)
  • Haralambos Cordatos (8)

Total of 320 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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