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Colchester,CT index of house prices

Total population: 16,068 (Urban population: 6,857 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 7,694 (148 farm, 7,546 nonfarm))

Houses: 5,955 (5,501 occupied: 4,206 owner occupied, 1,281 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

23%
State:

35%

Housing density: 121 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $252,940.

Median contract rent in 2016: $590 (lower quartile is $446, upper quartile is $706)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $986


Median gross rent in Colchester, CT in 2016: $689

Housing units in Colchester with a mortgage: 2,923 (331 second mortgage, 331 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 548


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Colchester, Connecticut Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $275,953 (it was $159,300 in 2000)
Colchester:

$275,953
Connecticut:

$274,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $195,623 - $354,380

Household type by relationship:

Households: 261,273
  • In family households: 214,652 (47,484 male householders, 22,378 female householders)
    52,173 spouses, 73,395 children (67,999 natural, 1,935 adopted, 3,461 stepchildren), 4,214 grandchildren, 2,063 brothers or sisters, 2,316 parents, 2,625 other relatives, 6,387 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 46,621 (18,056 male householders (13,616 living alone)), 19,139 female householders (15,978 living alone)), 9,426 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 12,782 (5,482 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: -1 2-persons, -1 3-persons, -1 4-persons, -1 5-persons, -1 6-persons, -1 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: -1 1-person, -1 2-persons, -1 3-persons, -1 4-persons, -1 5-persons, -1 6-persons, -1 7-or-more-persons.

43,726 married couples with children.
14,569 single-parent households (3,084 men, 11,485 women).

92.6% of residents of Colchester speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
4.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 43% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (43% speak English very well, 57% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 1,059 (7.0%)
(69.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Colchester, Connecticut:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 501 bedroom
  • 6112 bedrooms
  • 2,4483 bedrooms
  • 7994 bedrooms
  • 1175+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Colchester population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colchester, Connecticut:

  • 32no bedroom
  • 3701 bedroom
  • 5912 bedrooms
  • 1683 bedrooms
  • 394 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Colchester population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Colchester in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 37no vehicle
  • 7591 vehicle
  • 2,0172 vehicles
  • 8903 vehicles
  • 2634 vehicles
  • 595+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Colchester population

Cars and other vehicles available in Colchester in renter-occupied apartments

  • 131no vehicle
  • 5251 vehicle
  • 4332 vehicles
  • 623 vehicles
  • 494 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Colchester population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Colchester, Connecticut:

  • 01 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 413 rooms
  • 2334 rooms
  • 5915 rooms
  • 1,1886 rooms
  • 1,0557 rooms
  • 5128 rooms
  • 3999+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Colchester population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colchester, Connecticut:

  • 261 room
  • 902 rooms
  • 2473 rooms
  • 4614 rooms
  • 2265 rooms
  • 1036 rooms
  • 317 rooms
  • 168 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Colchester population

Year house built

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • Colchester, CT household income distribution

  • 134Less than $10,000
  • 177$10,000 to $14,999
  • 154$15,000 to $19,999
  • 110$20,000 to $24,999
  • 125$25,000 to $29,999
  • 128$30,000 to $34,999
  • 233$35,000 to $39,999
  • 151$40,000 to $44,999
  • 113$45,000 to $49,999
  • 400$50,000 to $59,999
  • 659$60,000 to $74,999
  • 952$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,052$100,000 to $124,999
  • 478$125,000 to $149,999
  • 723$150,000 to $199,999
  • 518$200,000 or more

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 741995 to March 2000
  • 651990 to 1994
  • 981985 to 1989
  • 261980 to 1984
  • 421975 to 1979
  • 431970 to 1974
  • 821965 to 1969
  • 186Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Colchester population
Colchester commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 237
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 744
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 533
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 419
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 714
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 531
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,621
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 763
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 655
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 915
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 278
  • 90 or more minutes: 117
Colchester, CT Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 40.6%
Number of people working at home: 463 (5.5% of all workers)

Colchester mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 6,580 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 728 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 83 (1%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 95 (1%)
  • Other means: 21 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 177 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 2,098
 Italian: 1,850
 Unclassified or not reported: 1,499
 Polish: 1,361
 English: 1,214
 German: 922
 Other groups: 871
 French (except Basque): 867
 French Canadian: 864
 United States or American: 837
 Swedish: 294
 Russian: 209
 Scottish: 196
 Scotch-Irish: 179
 Ukrainian: 151
 Portuguese: 129
 European: 125
 Lithuanian: 115
 Dutch: 93
 Canadian: 82
 Danish: 79
 Greek: 72
 British: 66
 Hungarian: 57
 Czechoslovakian: 53
 Czech: 34
 Austrian: 33
 Welsh: 31
 Albanian: 27
 Armenian: 16
 Lebanese: 15
 Norwegian: 15
 Eastern European: 13
 Yugoslavian: 13
 Ghanian: 12
 Turkish: 11
 Finnish: 9
 Swiss: 9
 Syrian: 8
 Pennsylvania German: 8
 Slovak: 8
 Iranian: 6

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 23%Canada
  • 12%Peru
  • 10%Poland
  • 7%Germany
  • 5%Italy
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Greece

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 9,854
  • Other state: 3,984
  • Northeast: 2,816
  • Midwest: 457
  • South: 404
  • West: 307

62% of Colchester residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Connecticut.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 6
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 27
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 94
  • 9th grade: 75
  • 10th grade: 141
  • 11th grade: 77
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 82
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,168
  • Less than 1 year of college: 379
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 578
  • Associate degree: 355
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,136
  • Master's degree: 362
  • Professional school degree: 61
  • Doctorate degree: 46

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 10
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 11
  • 5th and 6th grade: 37
  • 7th and 8th grade: 122
  • 9th grade: 97
  • 10th grade: 74
  • 11th grade: 50
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 111
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,408
  • Less than 1 year of college: 362
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 727
  • Associate degree: 563
  • Bachelor's degree: 948
  • Master's degree: 385
  • Professional school degree: 41
  • Doctorate degree: 43

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

Colchester marital status for males
Colchester marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,993
  • One, attached: 135
  • Two: 266
  • 3 or 4: 258
  • 5 to 9: 434
  • 10 to 19: 116
  • 20 to 49: 33
  • 50 or more: 53
  • Mobile homes: 119

Median worth of mobile homes: $56,872

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.3%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Colchester:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Colchester
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (87.0%)
  • Electricity (8.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.2%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (59.3%)
  • Electricity (21.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.8%)
  • Utility gas (6.4%)
  • Coal or coke (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 94
Here:

4.8%
Connecticut:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 68
Here:

7.7%
Connecticut:

11.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 63
Here:

15.0%
Connecticut:

33.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)