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Colchester is a town in Chittenden County, in the Burlington metro area.

The community was named for the Earl of Colchester.

The latitude of Colchester is 44.543N. The longitude is -73.148W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,986.


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Median household income
Local
$51,429
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Colchester demographic reports
Colchester is on Lake Champlain.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 27. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2000 movie, "Me, Myself & Irene"
Well-known residents have included:
· Ray Collins, baseball player
Historic sites and museums: Vermont Veterans Militia Museum
Colleges and universities: St. Michael's College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Colchester residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Colchester ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Colchester was $22,472, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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33% of Colchester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Colchester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $606.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,180.


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Libraries in Colchester include Burnham Memorial ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Colchester workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Colchester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Colchester include Days Inn Burlington Colchester, Fairfield Inn by Marriot, Motel 6 Burlington Colchester.

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