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.
Colchester is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Colchester’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 education level of Colchester ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Colchester, 40.36% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.