Colchester, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 1,354 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 
Males: 598  (44.2%)
Females: 756  (55.8%)
Median resident age:  44.9 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62326.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,500 (it was $31,283 in 2000)
Colchester:

$37,500
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,950 (it was $15,354 in 2000)

Colchester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,867 (it was $42,800 in 2000)
Colchester:

$57,867
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $506.

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  • Races in Colchester, IL (2010)

    Colchester races chart
    • 1,37698.2%White alone
    • 151.1%Hispanic
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Two or more races
    • 20.1%Asian alone
    • 10.07%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Colchester: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.7%), Irish (16.1%), English (12.6%), United States (8.2%), Italian (3.5%), Swedish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/18/1884

Elevation: 697 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,361 people per square mile   (low).

Colchester, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Colchester:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colchester city:

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Colchester, Illinois as of June 28, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Colchester to the number of sex offenders is 199 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,327 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $914 (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 2013
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000N/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.0N/A
Robberies 2100
per 100,000 142.871.20.00.0
Assaults 0012
per 100,000 0.00.071.5143.6
Burglaries 1010
per 100,000 71.40.071.50.0
Thefts 246101
per 100,000 1,713.1427.0715.371.8
Auto thefts 0001
per 100,000 0.00.00.071.8
Arson 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 257.3) 116.438.548.037.4

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Crime rate in Colchester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -58 (-3.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Colchester, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Colchester-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 58% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Colchester-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 206.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 190.5 miles away from Colchester center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 235.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 207.2 miles away from Colchester center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 191.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 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).

Hospitals and medical centers in Colchester:

  • CARE CENTER OF COLCHESTER (222 NORTH HUN)

Other hospitals and 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)
  • MC DONOUGH DISTRICT HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; MACOMB, IL)
  • MDH HOSPICE,THE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; MACOMB, IL)
  • HEARTLAND OF MACOMB (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MACOMB, IL)
  • ELMS, THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MACOMB, 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: 10,755)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 34 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Bradley University (about 65 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Illinois Central College (about 70 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Black Hawk College (about 75 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • Augustana College (about 76 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 77 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)

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

Main business address in Colchester: FIRST FEDERAL BANCSHARES INC /DE (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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.3% for Black 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
24 people in nursing homes in 2000

Colchester, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Illinois average:

12.4

Colchester travel time to work - commute Colchester mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,38121
Evangelical Protestant4,21027
Other2,1034
Catholic1,4453
Black Protestant571
None20,416-
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: 6
McDonough County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
McDonough County:

27.4%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

56.3%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

58.5%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Colchester:

28.1
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.9%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Colchester:

9.6%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.1
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Colchester:

38.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

62.6%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Colchester:

82.6%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colchester, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,803$21,6361$309
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,150
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 6$5,380
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,773
Water Supply 1$3,281$39,3720$0
Totals for Government 2$5,084$30,50415$9,612

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $148,000 ($109.31)
    Financial Administration: $141,000 ($104.14)
    Sewerage: $137,000 ($101.18)
    Police Protection: $90,000 ($66.47)
    Regular Highways: $73,000 ($53.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($36.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($12.56)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($4.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $226,000 ($166.91)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($28.06)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $133,000 ($98.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000 ($37.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($13.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $47,000 ($34.71)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($9.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $242,000 ($178.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $180,000 ($132.94)
    Highways: $43,000 ($31.76)
  • Tax - Property: $76,000 ($56.13)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $630,000 ($465.29)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $100,000 ($73.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $52,000 ($38.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $630,000 ($465.29)
    Other, NEC: $22,000 ($16.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $26,000 ($19.20)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $262,000 ($193.50)

6.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  0.55% ($19,500 average AGI)
from Fulton County, IL  0.48% ($28,040)
from Hancock County, IL  0.43% ($26,533)


8.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.02%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  0.52% ($22,745 average AGI)
to Fulton County, IL  0.52% ($28,636)
to Hancock County, IL  0.38% ($32,875)

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 3, 2012 09:07 PM, Us-136, Lat: 40.43790, Lon: -90.75856, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 17, 1985 10:30 AM, 136, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/04/2014, Expiration Date: 01/30/2025Registrant: Illinois State Police, 801 S. 7th St. - Csb Suite 300 Annex, Springfield, IL 62703, Phone: (217) 782-7347, Email:
  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 40.362250 Lon: -90.773167, Call Sign: WNPZ891
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.815 MHzGrant Date: 09/24/2013, Expiration Date: 12/04/2023, Certifier: Robert C LeedhamRegistrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8926, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Colchester Sub Sta 96 1mi Ne Of (Lat: 40.432528 Lon: -90.773194), Call Sign: WGZ872, Licensee ID: L00026067
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHzGrant Date: 09/14/2011, Expiration Date: 10/18/2021Registrant: Prairie Power, Inc, 2103 S Main St, Jacksonville, IL 62651, Phone: (217) 245-6161, Fax: (217) 245-1705, 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/04/2006, Expiration Date: 08/04/2016, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2012, Certifier: Robert LeedhamRegistrant: 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:

13 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • 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

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

COLCHESTER (Population served: 1,401, 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: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and 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 APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -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)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (APR-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-14-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2008)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2008), St Intentional no-action (APR-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-01-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2008)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-01-2008), St Intentional no-action (APR-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-01-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2008)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-11-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-11-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2008), St Intentional no-action (APR-01-2008)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-05-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Colchester compared to Illinois state average:

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