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Population in 2012: 1,394 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 

Males: 625  (44.9%)
Females: 769  (55.1%)

Median resident age:  40.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62326.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,833 (it was $31,283 in 2000)
Colchester:

$36,833
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,695

Colchester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $54,900 (it was $42,800 in 2000)
Colchester:

$54,900
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,915; Detached houses: $61,738; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,135; Mobile homes: $24,566

Median gross rent in 2012: $613.

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Colchester races chart
  • White alone - 1,150 (94.2%)
  • Two or more races - 30 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 19 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Colchester: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.9%), Irish (18.4%), English (12.1%), United States (5.8%), Italian (3.6%), Swedish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/18/1884

Elevation: 697 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,401 people per square mile 
 
 (low).




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For population 25 years and over in Colchester:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colchester city:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

10 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Colchester, Illinois as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Colchester to the number of sex offenders is 465 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,233 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $973 (1.5%)

Colchester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Peoria, IL (65.4 miles , pop. 112,936).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (127.7 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (189.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tennessee, IL (1.6 miles) , Macomb, IL (2.6 miles ), Sciota, IL (3.1 miles) , Blandinsville, IL (3.1 miles ), Good Hope, IL (3.3 miles ), Plymouth, IL (3.4 miles ), Industry, IL (3.5 miles ), Bardolph, IL (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.43 N, Longitude: 90.79 W

Area code: 309

Colchester household income distribution Colchester home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Colchester by Year
Type 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 210
per 100,000 142.871.20.0
Assaults 001
per 100,000 0.00.071.5
Burglaries 101
per 100,000 71.40.071.5
Thefts 24610
per 100,000 1713.1427.0715.3
Auto thefts 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 261.1) 117.038.648.2

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -58 (-3.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Colchester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Colchester, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Colchester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 135% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/13/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.2 miles away from the Colchester city center injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McDonough County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colchester topographic map

Birthplace of: Kenneth L. Dixon - Educator.

Main business address for: FIRST FEDERAL BANCSHARES INC /DE (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in Colchester:

  • CARE CENTER OF COLCHESTER (Nursing Home, 222 NORTH HUN)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Colchester:

  • COUNTRYVIEW CC OF MACOMB (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MACOMB, IL)
  • FMC - MACOMB (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MACOMB, IL)
  • MDH HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; MACOMB, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Colchester, IL

Amtrak station near Colchester:

  • 7 miles: MACOMB (120 E. CALHOUN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colchester:

  • Western Illinois University (about 7 miles; Macomb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,446)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 34 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Bradley University (about 65 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,105)
  • Illinois Central College (about 70 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,496)
  • Black Hawk College (about 76 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 2,715)
  • Augustana College (about 76 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,446)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 77 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,969)

Public elementary/middle schools in Colchester:

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Library in Colchester:

  • COLCHESTER DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $23,965; Location: 203 MACOMB STREET; 9,763 books; 310 audio materials; 268 video materials; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 56 print serial subscriptions; 48 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Colchester Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Colchester include: Colchester United Methodist Church (A), Faith Temple Assembly of God Church (B), First Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Auburn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Colchester: Friendship Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
McDonough 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 (Population served: 1750, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (FEB-17-2004), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-28-2004), St BCA signed (JAN-13-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-24-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2004), St BCA signed (FEB-17-2004), St Public Notif received (FEB-16-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-28-2004), St BCA signed (JAN-13-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-16-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-08-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Gross Alpha Particle Activity. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2004), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-28-2004), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2005), St BCA signed (JAN-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2005)
  • 11 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.2%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Colchester, IL


24 people in nursing homes in 2000

Colchester compared to Illinois state average:

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  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Banks with branches in Colchester (2011 data):

  • Heartland Bank and Trust Company: 109 East Depot Street Colchester Bra at 109 East Depot Street, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $1,943.8 mil, Deposits: $1,632.9 mil, headquarters in Bloomington, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 49 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Bancorp, Inc.
  • Colchester State Bank: at 113 Depot Street, branch established on 1963/08/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $56.5 mil, Deposits: $49.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Colchester travel time to work - commute


Colchester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Colchester city (based on McDonough County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.35%
Here35.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents22.0%19.2%10.8%10.3%8.0%
Congregations26.8%5.4%8.9%10.7%5.4%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents5.1%4.7%2.5%2.5%15.0%
Congregations5.4%3.6%1.8%1.8%30.4%
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: 6
McDonough County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
McDonough County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
This county:

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
McDonough County:

7.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
McDonough County:

27.4%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 5$4,262
Streets and Highways 1$2,750$33,0000$0
Water Supply 2$5,192$31,1521$235
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$106
Totals for Government 3$7,942$31,7687$4,603

Colchester government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $148,000 ($106.17)
    Financial Administration: $141,000 ($101.15)
    Sewerage: $137,000 ($98.28)
    Police Protection: $90,000 ($64.56)
    Regular Highways: $73,000 ($52.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($35.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($12.20)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($4.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $226,000 ($162.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($27.26)

Colchester government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $133,000 ($95.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000 ($36.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($12.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $47,000 ($33.72)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($9.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $242,000 ($173.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $180,000 ($129.12)
    Highways: $43,000 ($30.85)
  • Tax - Property: $76,000 ($54.52)

Colchester government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $630,000 ($451.94)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $100,000 ($71.74)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $52,000 ($37.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $630,000 ($451.94)
    Other, NEC: $22,000 ($15.78)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $26,000 ($18.65)

Colchester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $262,000 ($187.95)

8.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,078 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.11%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.81% of residents moved from foreign countries ($348 average AGI)
McDonough County:

0.81%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fulton County, IL  0.63% ($20,167 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IL  0.44% ($21,848)
from Cook County, IL  0.34% ($15,222)


8.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  0.64% ($23,544 average AGI)
to Fulton County, IL  0.56% ($37,492)
to Hancock County, IL  0.49% ($22,288)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colchester:

  • WLRB (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAZ (990 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: RALLA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colchester:

  • WIUM (91.3 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WKAI-FM (100.1 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJEQ (102.7 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: CENTRAL ILLINOIS BROADCASTING INC)
  • WMQZ (104.1 FM; COLCHESTER, IL; Owner: COLCHESTER RADIO, INC.)
  • W209AL (89.7 FM; MACOMB, ETC., IL; Owner: H.O.P.E. BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W213AH (90.5 FM; MACOMB, ETC., IL; Owner: H.O.P.E. BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNLF (95.9 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: NANCY L. FOSTER)
  • WLMD (104.7 FM; BUSHNELL, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKXQ (92.5 FM; RUSHVILLE, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQKQ (92.1 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCEZ (93.9 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WIUS (88.3 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WTND-LP (106.3 FM; MACOMB, IL; Owner: T AND D COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Colchester:

  • WMEC (Channel 22; MACOMB, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Colchester fatal accident list:

Sep 17, 1985 10:30 AM, 136, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Colchester)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Argyle Lake State Pk 2 Mi N (Lat: 40.454472 Lon: -90.804306), Call Sign: KNHM657
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.250 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 151.280 MHz, 159.375 MHz, 151.445 MHz, 159.420 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2004, Expiration Date: 01/30/2015
    Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S. 7th St. - Csb Suite 201-N, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Fax: (217) 782-9920, Email:
  • Colchester Sub Sta 96 1mi Ne Of (Lat: 40.432528 Lon: -90.773194), Call Sign: WGZ872, Licensee ID: L00026067
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/14/2011, Expiration Date: 10/18/2021
    Registrant: Prairie Power, Inc, 2103 S Main St, Jacksonville, IL 62651, Phone: (217) 245-6161, Fax: (217) 245-1705, Email:
  • MP209.2 WIU, Bnsf Mp 209.20 Wiu (Lat: 40.424444 Lon: -90.794444), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WPVU577
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.965 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/13/2012, Expiration Date: 08/22/2022, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Fandon, Cnr Cr500n & Cr700e - 5.2mi S Of (Lat: 40.362000 Lon: -90.773194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 86 m, Call Sign: WQFK460
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/2006, Expiration Date: 08/04/2016, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2012, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32833 , Serial Number: 5641, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Byron G Jr Winters, 1005 N Coal Rd, Colchester, IL 62326, Other Owners: Kent Mcclure
  • Aircraft: FOSTER THOMAS M STRIPLIN SKY RANGER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4925W , Serial Number: 830004SC, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas M Foster, Rr 2, Colchester, IL 62326
  • Aircraft: BEECH C90 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 9, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 201 mph), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 7931D , Serial Number: LJ-1049, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 11/16/1982
    Registrant (Corporation): Ymc Aviation LLC, 109 S Mcdonough St, Colchester, IL 62326



Most common first names in Colchester, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2681.8 years
William2480.1 years
John2376.1 years
Charles2272.2 years
Helen1678.3 years
Frank1479.0 years
Ruth1481.4 years
Robert1370.8 years
Mildred1177.6 years
Thomas1176.5 years
Most common last names in Colchester, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carson1681.8 years
Martin1475.2 years
Nelson1273.8 years
Smith1270.8 years
Moon1180.2 years
Hocker1180.2 years
Clark1080.6 years
Hodges1082.7 years
Miller1076.9 years
Fentem1084.5 years

Colchester on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secondary school teachers"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
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  • Lonnie Lucas (1)
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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