Colchester, CT
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Colchester is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 16,130 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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colchester who work in management occupations (12.25%), office and administrative support (10.54%), and sales jobs (9.78%).

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.

In Colchester, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.86 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Colchester citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.27% of adults in Colchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Colchester in 2010 was $38,875, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,500 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 Italian, Polish, English, and German.

The most common language spoken in Colchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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