Colchester, New York

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Population in 2010: 2,077. Population change since 2000: +1.7%
 
Males: 1,057  (50.9%)
Females: 1,020  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  48.9 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12776.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,676 (it was $32,147 in 2000)
Colchester:

$41,676
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,926 (it was $15,636 in 2000)

Colchester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $114,326 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Colchester:

$114,326
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $175,958; Detached houses: $207,327; Townhouses or other attached units: $325,235; In 2-unit structures: $137,492; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,023; Mobile homes: $72,005
Colchester races chart
  • White alone - 1,998 (96.2%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 12 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.10%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Colchester: 164.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.0%), Irish (17.2%), Italian (13.6%), English (12.2%), United States (6.1%), Dutch (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 137.4 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Colchester,NY real estate house value index trend

Colchester, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Colchester:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colchester town:

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

43 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe).

This town:  2.1%
New York:  22.6%

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

Colchester town:  1.2% ($796)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Colchester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NY (54.5 miles , pop. 56,298).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (98.2 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (99.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Downsville, NY (2.0 miles ), Roscoe, NY (2.6 miles ), Rockland, NY (3.2 miles ), Livingston Manor, NY (3.4 miles ), Fremont, NY (3.5 miles ), Walton, NY (3.6 miles ), Hamden, NY (3.6 miles ), Andes, NY (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $20,200
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $74,900
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $130,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.03 N, Longitude: 74.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 607

Colchester household income distribution Colchester home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.97
New York average:

3.23
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Health care (33%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (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, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Colchester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.9 miles away from the Colchester town center injured 12 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 35.3 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colchester-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% 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 136.8 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 181.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 282.6 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) earthquake occurred 198.9 miles away from the city 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 Delaware County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colchester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Colchester:

  • ROSCOE REGIONAL REHAB AND RESIDENTIAL H C F (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ROSCOE, NY)
  • COUNTRYSIDE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; DELHI, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colchester:

  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (about 17 miles; Delhi, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,911)
  • SUNY Oneonta (about 31 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 6,081)
  • Ulster County Community College (about 45 miles; Stone Ridge, NY; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • SUNY Broome Community College (about 50 miles; Binghamton, NY; FT enrollment: 4,969)
  • Orange County Community College (about 50 miles; Middletown, NY; FT enrollment: 4,742)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (about 50 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 7,319)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 50 miles; Cobleskill, NY; FT enrollment: 2,455)

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Notable locations in Colchester: Air Shaft Number 3 (A), Camp Highmount (B), Downsville Fire Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Colchester: Horton Brook Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Horton Cemetery (1), Gregorytown Cemetery (2), Paige Cemetery (3), Wilson Hollow Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lake Mimi (A), Mountain Lake (B), Mud Pond (C), Quinn Lake (D), Stuart Lake (E), Cables Lake (F), Edwards Pond (G), Huggins Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tub Mill Brook (A), Trout Brook (B), Wilson Hollow Brook (C), Flynn Brook (D), Bryden Hill Brook (E), Downs Brook (F), Roaring Brook (G), Doe Brook (H), Spooner Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Colchester: Bear Spring Mountain Game Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Delaware County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.6%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

12.7%
Whole state:

14.6%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

7.4%
77 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in correctional residential facilities in 2010
93 people in nursing homes in 2000
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Colchester compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colchester town (based on Delaware County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.61%
Here: 43.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Salvation ArmyAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents37.0%22.7%9.8%9.5%3.4%
Congregations6.3%22.1%18.9%5.3%6.3%
NameUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodChristian and Missionary AllianceEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.6%2.5%2.2%2.1%8.1%
Congregations2.1%5.3%4.2%9.5%20.0%
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: 14
Delaware County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Delaware County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Delaware County:

7.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 56
Here:

12.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Delaware County:

25.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

15.6%

4.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,910 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
New York average:

5.06%

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 Otsego County, NY  0.88% ($31,302 average AGI)
from Chenango County, NY  0.42% ($22,930)
from Broome County, NY  0.29% ($32,040)


5.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,734 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
New York average:

5.46%

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 Otsego County, NY  0.99% ($31,408 average AGI)
to Chenango County, NY  0.41% ($30,200)
to Broome County, NY  0.37% ($35,703)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colchester:

  • WDLA (1270 AM; 5 kW; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colchester:

  • WDLA-FM (92.1 FM; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WJFF (90.5 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: RADIO CATSKILL)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WPDA (106.1 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGWR (88.1 FM; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WDHI (100.3 FM; DELHI, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WIYN (94.7 FM; DEPOSIT, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WRIP (97.9 FM; WINDHAM, NY; Owner: RIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • WHWK (98.1 FM; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCDO-FM (100.9 FM; SIDNEY, NY; Owner: CDO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSQC-FM (91.7 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMM. COUNCIL)
  • WSRK (103.9 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: ULTIMATE B/CASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBKT (95.3 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WSUL (98.3 FM; MONTICELLO, NY; Owner: REYNOLDS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 57
Total length: 270 meters (886ft)
Total costs: $101,688,000
Total average daily traffic: 78,448
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,078

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 4
  • 1950-1959: 7
  • 1960-1969: 15
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 8
  • 2010-2012: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Colchester, NY

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Outlet Chamber West End Downsville Dam (Lat: 42.075083 Lon: -74.966278), Call Sign: KCK821
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.5000 MHz, 47.9600 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/02/2010, Expiration Date: 01/15/2021
    Registrant: Department Of Information Technology And Telecommunications, 15 Metrotech Center - 18th Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Phone: (718) 403-8430, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • (Lat: 41.995083 Lon: -74.916250), Call Sign: KEJ902, Licensee ID: L00003022
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.690 MHz
    Expiration Date: 07/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/05/1999
    Registrant: Citizens Telecommunications Company Of N, 850 Harrison Street Extension, Johnstown, NY 12095

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