Colchester is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 15,809 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Colchester is the 72nd largest community in Connecticut.
Colchester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Colchester is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colchester who work in management occupations (13.12%), sales jobs (8.70%), and office and administrative support (8.54%).
Also of interest is that Colchester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Colchester is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Colchester really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Colchester perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Colchester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.14 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Colchester are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.36% of adults in Colchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Colchester in 2018 was $45,898, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $183,592 for a family of four.
The people who call Colchester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Colchester residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Colchester include Irish, Italian, English, Polish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Colchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.