Colchester, Illinois

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Colchester, Illinois

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High Points

Colchester strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 6% Colchester Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 17% Colchester Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Colchester, Illinois

Comparing Colchester to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Senior Citizens 6 7
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Working at Home 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Colchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles W of Peoria, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County McDonough
Standard Zip Codes 62326
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.426
Longitude -90.792

Colchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LA HARPE
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Distance 33.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 43 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 46 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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Colchester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,493 100%
Male 690 46.2%
Female 803 53.8%
Under 18 342 22.9%
18+ 1,151 77.1%
65+ 254 17%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.89
White 1,484 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.6%

Estimated Colchester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,394
Growth -99
Growth % -6.6%

Colchester Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 25.4%
German 23.2%
US/American 14.9%
Irish 9.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
Swedish 3.9%
Italian 3.7%
Scottish 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Dutch 1.8%
European 1.4%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
French Canadian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
British 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
New Zealander 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Colchester, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fandon (62326)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Colchester 1,493 $37,763
Blandinsville 777 $39,028
Good Hope 415 $41,964
Industry 540 $42,500
Macomb 18,558 $42,069
Plymouth 562 $30,139
Tennessee 144 $34,750

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