Colchester, Connecticut

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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 2017: $92,115 (it was $64,807 in 2000)
Colchester:

$92,115
CT:

$74,168

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $42,359 (it was $27,038 in 2000)

Colchester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $272,988 (it was $159,300 in 2000)
Colchester:

$272,988
CT:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $309,744; detached houses: $320,680; townhouses or other attached units: $192,835; in 2-unit structures: $418,426; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $240,706; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,256; mobile homes: $40,880
March 2019 cost of living index in Colchester: 111.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Colchester, CT (2010)
    • 14,77892.0%White alone
    • 5243.3%Hispanic
    • 2401.5%Black alone
    • 2191.4%Asian alone
    • 2321.4%Two or more races
    • 630.4%American Indian alone
    • 110.07%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Colchester detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Colchester, Connecticut as of December 14, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Colchester is 1,339 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Colchester, CT City Guides:

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).

Colchester, Connecticut map

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

This town:

4.2%
Connecticut:

10.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Colchester town:

1.8% ($2,850)
Connecticut:

1.8% ($2,961)

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+: Bronx, NY (93.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 )

Latitude: 41.56 N, Longitude: 72.34 W

Area code: 860

Distribution of median household income in Colchester, CT in 2017
Colchester satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2014: 31 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2015: 32 buildings, average cost: $165,100
  • 2016: 29 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $197,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Colchester, CT residents
Average permit cost in Colchester, CT
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Connecticut:

4.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Colchester, CT
Historical housing units in Colchester, CT
Most common industries in Colchester, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Utilities (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.0%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Colchester, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Engineers (2.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Engineers (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.6%)

Average climate in Colchester, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Colchester, Connecticut average temperatures Colchester, Connecticut average precipitation Colchester, Connecticut humidity Colchester, Connecticut wind speed Colchester, Connecticut snowfall Colchester, Connecticut sunshine Colchester, Connecticut clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 81.0. This is about average.

City:

81.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.323. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.323
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 0.389. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.389
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.97. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.97
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Colchester-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 34% 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 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 193.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 213.8 miles away from Colchester center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 139.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 200.7 miles away from Colchester center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 211.0 miles away from Colchester center
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 Colchester center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New London County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Blizzards: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colchester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Colchester:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • CHESTELM HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MOODUS, CT)
  • MARLBOROUGH HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MARLBOROUGH, CT)
  • COBALT LODGE HEALTH CARE AND REH (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; COBALT, CT)
  • REGENCY HEIGHTS OF WINDHAM, LLC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WILLIMANTIC, CT)

Airports located in Colchester:

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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colchester:

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (about 13 miles; Willimantic, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,985)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 13 miles; Norwich, CT; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • Wesleyan University (about 17 miles; Middletown, CT; FT enrollment: 3,517)
  • University of Connecticut (about 18 miles; Storrs, CT; FT enrollment: 22,037)
  • Connecticut College (about 18 miles; New London, CT; FT enrollment: 2,068)
  • Manchester Community College (about 18 miles; Manchester, CT; FT enrollment: 4,667)
  • Goodwin College (about 20 miles; East Hartford, CT; FT enrollment: 3,017)

Public high school in Colchester:

  • BACON ACADEMY (Students: 745, Location: 611 NORWICH AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Colchester:

See full list of schools located in Colchester

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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

COLCHESTER SEWER & WATER COMMISSION (Address: 127 Norwich Avenue , Population served: 4,001, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-22-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-04-2006)
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
CLASSEE WATER SYSTEM - LATIMER POINT (Population served: 282, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009)
GAIA GARDENS (Population served: 276, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
COLCHESTER COMMONS (Population served: 224, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-03-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-31-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Admin Penalty assessed (FEB-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2005)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 95 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Colchester that have no violations reported:

  • WESTCHESTER CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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%

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Colchester:

Marital status in Colchester, CT
  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Connecticut average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic84,76534
Mainline Protestant18,99379
Evangelical Protestant9,32075
Other5,02232
Black Protestant2,59410
Orthodox2,4564
None150,905-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 48
This county:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

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

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.
State:

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

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 264
New London County:

10.01 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.4%
State:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
New London County:

16.5%
State:

15.8%

5.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Connecticut average:

4.51%

0.16% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,769 average AGI)
New London County:

0.16%
Connecticut average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Windham County, CT  0.50% ($39,711 average AGI)
from Hartford County, CT  0.42% ($78,134)
from Middlesex County, CT  0.35% ($66,551)


5.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Connecticut average:

5.34%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,049 average AGI)
New London County:

0.13%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Windham County, CT  0.44% ($38,333 average AGI)
to Hartford County, CT  0.37% ($65,322)
to Middlesex County, CT  0.35% ($67,038)
Businesses in Colchester, CT
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid1
Blockbuster1Sears1
CVS1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts3Stop & Shop1
FedEx1Subway1
GNC1Toyota1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS2
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Quiznos1

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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Colchester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 312ft / 94.6mTotal length
  • $805,000Total costs
  • 406,988Total average daily traffic
  • 31,094Total average daily truck traffic
  • 276,434Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Colchester, CT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 251960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Colchester, CT

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Colchester)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Colchester, CT)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Colchester)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 560 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA JT15D 5 SER (2900 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 101KP , Serial Number: 560-0520, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 06/30/1999, Certificate Issue Date: 08/22/2011
    Registrant (Corporation): Ms Management Services Inc, 43 Cirillo Dr, Colchester, CT 06415
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 1182U , Serial Number: 17266883, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 03/16/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 01/22/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Rebecca Green, Po Box 376, Colchester, CT 06415
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1591X , Serial Number: 32-7540180, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 07/21/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 10/19/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dean J Wojcik, Po Box 14, Colchester, CT 06415, Other Owners: Jennifer Lyn Wojcik
  • Aircraft: MACHT KEITH A SONEX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AEROCONVER AEROVEE (80 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 224KT , Serial Number: 554, Year manufactured: 2014, Airworthiness Date: 09/12/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 06/24/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Keith A Macht, 88 Williams Rd, Colchester, CT 06415
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-6-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55TG , Serial Number: 7375C, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 08/29/2014
    Registrant (Individual): James J Przyborowski, 83 Chestnut Hill Rd, Colchester, CT 06415
  • Aircraft: RUSSELL MICHAEL E VANS RV-7A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 826MR , Serial Number: 70381, Certificate Issue Date: 08/25/2008
    Registrant (Individual): David N Shaw, 11 Village Ct, Colchester, CT 06415

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 74
  • Hazardous Condition: 66
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 3
Fire incident types in Colchester, CT

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colchester, CT
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colchester, CT
  • 87.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.7%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colchester, CT
  • 59.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.8%Electricity
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.7%Wood


Colchester compared to Connecticut 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Colchester on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other financial specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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