Colchester, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 17,067. Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 
Males: 8,468  (49.6%)
Females: 8,599  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05446.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $70,076 (it was $51,429 in 2000)
Colchester:

$70,076
VT:

$52,578

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $32,515 (it was $22,472 in 2000)

Colchester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $263,466 (it was $131,300 in 2000)
Colchester:

$263,466
VT:

$218,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $312,792; Detached houses: $343,262; Townhouses or other attached units: $210,837; In 2-unit structures: $289,958; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $224,309; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $201,619; Mobile homes: $68,432
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  • Races in Colchester, VT (2010)

    Colchester races chart
    • 15,96093.5%White alone
    • 3582.1%Asian alone
    • 2701.6%Hispanic
    • 2271.3%Two or more races
    • 2001.2%Black alone
    • 420.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.03%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Colchester: 110.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.8%), French (16.2%), French Canadian (15.9%), English (13.9%), German (8.6%), Italian (7.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 180 feet

Land area: 36.9 square miles.

Population density: 463 people per square mile   (low).

Colchester,VT real estate house value index trend

Colchester, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Colchester:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colchester town:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

754 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 1.1% North America).

This town:

4.4%
Vermont:

3.8%

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

Colchester town:  2.0% ($2,598)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Colchester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (125.7 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (186.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (257.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Winooski, VT (1.8 miles ), Burlington, VT (2.0 miles ), Essex Junction, VT (2.3 miles ), Essex, VT (2.4 miles ), South Burlington, VT (2.5 miles ), Milton, VT (2.8 miles ), Williston, VT (2.9 miles ), South Hero, VT (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 1998: 36 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 1999: 52 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $219,400
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $281,300
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $225,200
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $294,600
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $225,100
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $219,200
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2013: 37 buildings, average cost: $242,900
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $235,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.54 N, Longitude: 73.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802


Crime rates in Colchester by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0067164152210
per 100,000 0.00.034.840.65.834.923.25.828.711.711.75.80.0
Robberies 3282453536321
per 100,000 17.411.646.411.623.329.117.428.917.235.117.511.65.8
Assaults 725181419151313212016117
per 100,000 40.7145.0104.481.3110.587.275.475.3120.5117.193.363.640.4
Burglaries 7168771189010114910393931827528
per 100,000 412.7394.5446.7685.1523.6587.2864.0596.3533.4544.31,061.0433.8161.4
Thefts 41030143946146253078243647648841827998
per 100,000 2,383.31,746.22,546.72,676.72,687.83,081.24,534.62,524.02,730.32,856.12,436.91,613.8565.0
Auto thefts 1911112117171915119900
per 100,000 110.463.863.8121.998.998.8110.286.863.152.752.50.00.0
Arson 1140324240000
per 100,000 5.85.823.20.017.511.623.211.622.90.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 145.9134.5200.1216.2185.1225.5288.4177.3203.0199.1208.4115.343.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Colchester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 36 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Vermont average:

1.92
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,148 (+14.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Computer and electronic products (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Colchester, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Colchester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 26.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 69.9 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 107.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.7 miles away from Colchester center
On 5/24/2002 at 23:46:00, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.7 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 Chittenden County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Heavy Rains: 3, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colchester topographic map

Birthplace of: Ray Collins (baseball) - Baseball player and coach.

Main business address for: GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER CORP (ELECTRIC SERVICES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Colchester:

  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (1110 PRIM ROAD)
  • GREEN MOUNTAIN NURSING AND REHABILITATION (475 ETHAN ALLEN AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Colchester:

  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB BIRCHWOOD TER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BURLINGTON, VT)
  • FANNY ALLEN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; WINOOSKI, VT)
  • STARR FARM NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BURLINGTON, VT)
  • FLETCHER ALLEN HEALTHCARE - MED CTR HOSP OF VT CAMPUS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; BURLINGTON, VT)
  • FLETCHER ALLEN HOSPITAL OF VERMONT Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; BURLINGTON, VT)
  • BURLINGTON HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BURLINGTON, VT)
  • BAYADA NURSES, INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SO BURLINGTON, VT)

located in Colchester:

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Amtrak stations near Colchester:

  • 6 miles: BURLINGTON-ESSEX JUNCTION (ESSEX JUNCTION, 29 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: PORT KENT (RTE. 9 NORTH) - Seasonal Station . Services: free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: PLATTSBURGH (BRIDGE ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

College/University in Colchester:

  • Saint Michael's College (Full-time enrollment: 2,336; Location: One Winooski Park; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.smcvt.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Colchester:

  • Community College of Vermont (about 4 miles; Winooski, VT; Full-time enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 5 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 5 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 17 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)
  • Middlebury College (about 37 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)
  • Norwich University (about 39 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)
  • Castleton State College (about 65 miles; Castleton, VT; FT enrollment: 2,079)

Public high schools in Colchester:

Public elementary/middle schools in Colchester:

See full list of schools located in Colchester

Library in Colchester:

  • BURNHAM MEMORIAL (Operating income: $601,614; Location: 898 MAIN ST.; 45,605 books; 2,713 audio materials; 2,235 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 108 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Colchester: Winnisquam Orchard (A), Camp Saint Joseph (B), Marble Island Golf and Yacht Club (C), Mallets Bay Yacht Club (D), Malletts Bay Marina (E), Jakes Marina (F), Holy Cross Camp (G), Ponnesoon Knolls Camp (H), Malletts Bay Campground (I), Lone Pine Campsite (J), Camp Norfleet (K), Camp Kiniya (L), Brae Loch (M), The Moorings (N), Town Farm (O), Sunset Drive-In (P), Woodman Hall (Q), Fanny Allen Hospital Library (R), Saint Michael's College Fire And Rescue, Incorporated (S), Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company - Old Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Colchester Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (1), Harbor View Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Colchester: GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Colchester include: United Church of Colchester (A), Unification Church (B), Holy Cross Church (C), Our Lady of Grace Church (D), Community Lutheran Church (E), Malletts Bay Congregational Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Center Cemetery (1), Champlain Cemetery (2), Saint Stephens Cemetery (3), Munson Cemetery (4), Fanny Allen Cemetery (5), Merrill Cemetery (6), Malletts Bay Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lily Pad Pond (A), Colchester Pond (B), Mill Pond (C), Winooski River Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pond Brook (A), Winooski River (B), Allen Brook (C), Malletts Creek (D), Indian Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Hampton Inn & Conference Center - Burlin (42 Lower Mountain View Drive) (1), Motel 6 (74 South Park Drive) (2), Fairfield Inn Burlington Colchester (84 South Park Drive) (3), Burlington-Days Inn Colchester (23 College Pkwy) (4), Handy's Extended Stay Suites (66 College Parkway) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Chittenden County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 59.3. This is better than average.

City:

59.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.502. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.502
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 6.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.133. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.133
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.52
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.03. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.03
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.9%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.6%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.3%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.6%
Whole state:

3.6%
1,750 people in college/university student housing in 2010
82 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Colchester in 2000:

  • 1,592 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 29 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Colchester (2011 data):

  • People's United Bank: Malletts Bay Branch at 794 West Lakeshore Drive, branch established on 1972/08/21; Colchester-Shaws Branch at 66 Mountain View Drive, Suite 2, branch established on 1997/09/22. 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
  • Merchants Bank: Malletts Bay Branch at 22 Bissette Drive, branch established on 1978/05/15. Info updated 2011/12/09: Bank assets: $1,615.1 mil, Deposits: $1,179.4 mil, headquarters in Burlington, VT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Merchants Bancshares, Inc.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Colchester Branch at 73 Prim Road; Ste 7, branch established on 1989/06/30. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Vermont average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic39,14319
Mainline Protestant9,42743
Evangelical Protestant8,63843
Other3,89120
Orthodox1001
None95,346-
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: 42
Chittenden County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
Chittenden County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Chittenden County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 142
Here:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.3%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Chittenden County:

18.7%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

13.3%

6.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($121 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

0.04%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Franklin County, VT  0.50% ($36,536 average AGI)
from Washington County, VT  0.40% ($43,814)
from Addison County, VT  0.36% ($34,752)


6.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($634 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

0.08%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Franklin County, VT  0.65% ($39,326 average AGI)
to Addison County, VT  0.38% ($37,800)
to Washington County, VT  0.35% ($42,382)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colchester:

  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWK (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJOY (1230 AM; 1 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WIRY (1340 AM; 1 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: HOMETOWN RADIO INC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colchester:

  • WCPV (101.3 FM; ESSEX, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXXX (95.5 FM; SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W207AX (89.3 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WOKO (98.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WXZO (96.7 FM; WILLSBORO, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WIZN (106.7 FM; VERGENNES, VT; Owner: BURLINGTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRUV (90.1 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT)
  • WLFE-FM (102.3 FM; ST. ALBANS, VT; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WXLU (88.3 FM; PERU, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWPV-FM (88.7 FM; COLCHESTER, VT; Owner: SAINT MICHAEL'S COLLEGE)
  • WBTZ (99.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: PLATTSBURGH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYUL (94.7 FM; CHATEAUGAY, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Colchester:

  • W51CB (Channel 51; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • W16AL (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPTZ (Channel 5; NORTH POLE, NY; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • W19BR (Channel 19; MONKTON, VT; Owner: PLATTSBURGH PARTNERS)
  • WVNY (Channel 22; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: C-22 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Colchester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 214m702ftTotal length
  • $59,390,000Total costs
  • 294,948Total average daily traffic
  • 26,921Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 171960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Colchester, VT

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

COLCHESTER FIRE DISTRICT 2 (Population served: 8,300, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HILLCREST MHP INC (Address: 3880 ROOSEVELT HIGHWAY , Population served: 615, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-26-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-26-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-26-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-26-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (DEC-13-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-17-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2010)
  • One other older monitoring violation
SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER (Address: 154 BRENTWOOD DR STE 1 , Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-12-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-12-2013), St Boil Water Order (MAR-12-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAR-12-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-21-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-17-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2012), St Boil Water Order (AUG-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-25-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2011), St Boil Water Order (OCT-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-06-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-06-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2010), St Boil Water Order (JUL-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
NORTH HARBOR (Address: 290 N HARBOR RD , Population served: 220, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-08-2007), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-08-2007), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-07-2006), St Boil Water Order (AUG-07-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-07-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-20-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
CAMP DUDLEY AT KINIYA (Address: 1317 CAMP KINIYA ROAD , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2007. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2007)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2007. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2007)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
CAMERON PROPERTY (Address: 154 BRENTWOOD DR STE 1 , Population served: 155, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-05-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2009), St Other (NOV-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 84 regular monitoring violations
GEORGIA STATION (Address: 336 WATER TOWER CIRCLE SUITE 801 , Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-05-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-05-2012), St Boil Water Order (JUL-05-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-10-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-10-2009), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-10-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2010)
HOMESTEAD ACRES MHP (Address: 154 BRENTWOOD DR STE 1 , Population served: 81, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-27-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-11-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-07-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-07-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • COLCHESTER FIRE DISTRICT 3 (Address: 428 MAIN ST , Population served: 7,733, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 54
  • Hazardous Condition: 180

Incident types - Colchester

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colchester, VT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Colchester, Vermont:

  • Hampton Inn And Event Center Burlington/Colchester, 42 Lower Mtn View Dr, Colchester, Vermont 5446 , Phone: (802) 655-6177, Fax: (802) 654-7718
  • Marriott Residence Inn Burlington Colchester, 71 Rathe Rd, Colchester, Vermont 5446 , Phone: (802) 655-3100, Fax: (802) 655-3160
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Colchester, Vermont
Most common first names in Colchester, VT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4384.2 years
John3674.1 years
Robert3271.6 years
George2975.1 years
Richard2670.8 years
William2373.8 years
Dorothy2379.0 years
Joseph2272.0 years
James2166.9 years
Raymond2172.2 years
Most common last names in Colchester, VT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1083.9 years
Bessette1076.4 years
Cross1071.0 years
Sweeney1078.0 years
Martin1074.4 years
Thompson977.2 years
Bean971.3 years
Charbonneau772.8 years
Smith777.5 years
Shepard771.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in Colchester, VT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Burger King1Motel 61
Costco1New Balance2
Dunkin Donuts1Quality1
FedEx2Rite Aid1
GNC1Shaw's1
Hilton1UPS1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Marriott1

Colchester compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above 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.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Colchester on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 (05446) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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