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 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.
Colchester is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Colchester enrolled in college, Colchester has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards 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 education level of Colchester ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Colchester, 43.05% 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 $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.