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Total population: 15,685 (Urban population: 7,391 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 8,294 (160 farm, 8,134 nonfarm))

Colchester,CT index of house prices


Houses: 5,407 (5,225 occupied: 4,025 owner occupied, 1,200 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Housing density: 110 houses/condos per square mile


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $813


Median gross rent in Colchester, CT in 2009: $966


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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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $295,099 (it was $159,300 in 2000)
Colchester:

$295,099
Connecticut:

$291,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $222,912 - $342,510

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $298,243
Here:

$298,243
State:

$436,523

Townhouses or other attached units: $252,509
Here:

$252,509
State:

$276,053

In 2-unit structures: $164,937
Here:

$164,937
State:

$273,502

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,444
Here:

$125,444
State:

$208,604

Mobile homes: $77,598
Here:

$77,598
State:

$51,379

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,343
  • In family households: 12,867 (3,124 male householders, 905 female householders)
    3,443 spouses, 4,767 children (4,417 natural, 83 adopted, 267 stepchildren), 116 grandchildren, 26 brothers or sisters, 136 parents, 149 other relatives, 201 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,476 (550 male householders (381 living alone)), 622 female householders (544 living alone)), 304 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 208 (198 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,546 2-persons, 895 3-persons, 1,050 4-persons, 405 5-persons, 100 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 925 1-person, 205 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 8 4-persons.

3,453 married couples with children.
679 single-parent households (152 men, 527 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: 616 (4.2%)
(70.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Colchester, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 41
  • 4 rooms: 233
  • 5 rooms: 591
  • 6 rooms: 1,188
  • 7 rooms: 1,055
  • 8 rooms: 512
  • 9 or more rooms: 399
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 90
  • 3 rooms: 247
  • 4 rooms: 461
  • 5 rooms: 226
  • 6 rooms: 103
  • 7 rooms: 31
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9 or more rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Colchester, Connecticut
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 50
  • 2 bedrooms: 611
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,448
  • 4 bedrooms: 799
  • 5+ bedrooms: 117
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 370
  • 2 bedrooms: 591
  • 3 bedrooms: 168
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Colchester, Connecticut in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 759
  • 2 vehicles: 2,017
  • 3 vehicles: 890
  • 4 vehicles: 263
  • 5+ vehicles: 59
  • no vehicle: 131
  • 1 vehicle: 525
  • 2 vehicles: 433
  • 3 vehicles: 62
  • 4 vehicles: 49
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 110
  • 1995 to 1998: 523
  • 1990 to 1994: 618
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,267
  • 1970 to 1979: 890
  • 1960 to 1969: 675
  • 1950 to 1959: 443
  • 1940 to 1949: 185
  • 1939 or earlier: 696

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Colchester, CT house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Colchester, CT:

  • Less than $10,000: 0
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 0
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 0
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 0
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 6
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 11
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 3
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 18
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 41
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 22
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 22
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 26
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 24
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 117
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 53
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 81
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 280
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 794
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 844
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 1229
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 472
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 205
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 47
  • $1,000,000 or more: 42
 


Colchester rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Colchester:

  • Less than $100: 5 people
  • $100 to $149: 2
  • $150 to $199: 0
  • $200 to $249: 25
  • $250 to $299: 43
  • $300 to $349: 62
  • $350 to $399: 11
  • $400 to $449: 8
  • $450 to $499: 12
  • $500 to $549: 44
  • $550 to $599: 53
  • $600 to $649: 57
  • $650 to $699: 53
  • $700 to $749: 76
  • $750 to $799: 86
  • $800 to $899: 183
  • $900 to $999: 183
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 230
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 59
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 17
  • $2,000 or more: 0
  • No cash rent: 25
 

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 74
  • 1990 to 1994: 65
  • 1985 to 1989: 98
  • 1980 to 1984: 26
  • 1975 to 1979: 42
  • 1970 to 1974: 43
  • 1970 to 1974: 82
  • 1965 to 1969: 186


Percentage of workers working in this county: 42.2%
Number of people working at home: 177 (2.3% of all workers)


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: 1621
  • 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
 

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%)

Colchester, CT household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 165
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 217
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 203
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 139
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 190
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 157
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 280
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 294
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 201
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 459
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 794
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 946
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 633
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 214
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 182
  • $200,000 or more: 127
 

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 2098
 Italian: 1850
 Polish: 1361
 English: 1214
 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
 Arab:: 23
 Armenian: 16
 Lebanese: 15
 Norwegian: 15
 Eastern European: 13
 Yugoslavian: 13
 Ghanian: 12
 Subsaharan African:: 12
 Turkish: 11
 Finnish: 9
 Swiss: 9
 Pennsylvania German: 8
 Syrian: 8
 Slovak: 8
 Iranian: 6


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



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


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

  • This state: 9854
  • Northeast: 2816
  • 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


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 3.2%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 2.5%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 10.7%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 10.5%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $82,025
  • Black householders: $72,065
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $116,293
  • Asian householders: $32,975
  • Some other race householders: $118,494
  • Two or more races householders: $59,566
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $112,307

Colchester marital status for males
Colchester marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $297,878
  • Black or African American householders: $305,287
  • Asian householders: $347,339
  • Some other race householders: $252,862
  • Two or more races householders: $248,972
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $258,605

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: $83,160


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

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%)
  • 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 (Noninst.)


 

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