Colchester is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,354 people and just one neighborhood, Colchester is the 567th largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Colchester is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.76% of the Colchester workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Colchester is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colchester who work in food service (12.62%), office and administrative support (11.49%) and maintenance occupations (10.19%).
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Colchester has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Colchester has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Colchester than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Colchester may be for you.
Being a small city, Colchester does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.