Colchester is a medium-sized town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 17,319 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Colchester is the fourth largest community in Vermont.
Colchester real estate is some of the most expensive in Vermont, although Colchester house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Colchester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Colchester is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colchester who work in office and administrative support (15.01%), sales jobs (11.14%), and management occupations (10.90%).
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 there are quite a few people attending college in Colchester, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Colchester provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Despite being a small town, Colchester has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Colchester is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.85% of adults in Colchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Colchester in 2010 was $32,407, which is upper middle income relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,628 for a family of four. However, Colchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Colchester include French , English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Colchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Slavic languages.