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Colchester is a township in McDonough County, in the Macomb metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Colchester. For links to other places called Colchester, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Colchester is 40.413N. The longitude is -90.79W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,959.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Colchester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McDonough County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62326 ZIP code.
25% of Colchester residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $18,642, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Colchester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Colchester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $255. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $560.
McDonough County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colchester political report.
The average commute time for Colchester workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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