Colchester is a medium-sized town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 17,127 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 85.89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 office and administrative support (11.67%), management occupations (11.61%), and sales jobs (8.47%).
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.
In addition, Colchester is a college town. There are a lot of students in Colchester attending college, and as a result Colchester provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Colchester, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.
The citizens of Colchester are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.05% 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 $37,772, which is upper middle income relative to Vermont, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,088 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 Irish, English, French, French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Colchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.