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Overview

Introduction to Colchester, Vermont

Colchester, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is located 125 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center) and is 184 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Burlington metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Colchester History

The town of Colchester is situated in the Chittenden County in Burlington. The town was named in honor of a prominent man in the British establishment, the Earl of Colchester. The town of Colchester was one of the "Onion River Towns." The first Town Clerk of Colchester was Ira Allen. The town was first settled by Ira Allen, Ethan Allen and their cousin Remember Baker.

Colchester and nearby Attractions

  • Vermont Veterans Militia Museum
  • Ethan Allen Homestead
  • Hyde Log Cabin
  • Grand Isle State Park
  • Mallets Bay Marina
  • Ausable Chasm

Things To Do In Colchester

Colchester offers a wide range of recreational activities and places of interest to its tourists. There are several parks in the town including Grand Isle State park, which is an ideal destination for fishing, boating, swimming, and camping. The park also has a nature strip for those who like long quiet walks. Hyde Log Cabin at Grand Isle is an interesting place to visit for those interested in local history. Harbor View Shopping Plaza and Colchester Shopping plaza are a shopaholic’s delight. There are many beautiful beaches located on the coastline of Colchester.

Colchester Transportation

Air transportation facilities can be availed at the Burlington International Airport.

Colchester Higher Education

Saint Michaels College, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, and Middlebury College offer various programs for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,325
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+10,033
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married41.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.8%
Median Earnings25+$41,265
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$53,482
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,352

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,134
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone23%
Median Gross Rent$1,170
Median House Value$261,500

Ancestry

Irish20.6%
French Except Basque15.2%
English15%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.2%
German11.4%
Canadian11.1%
Italian9.6%
Scottish3.1%
Polish2.6%
Russian1.6%
Arab1.3%
Dutch1%
Norwegian1%
Swedish1%
Welsh0.9%
US/American0.7%
Palestinian0.6%
Czech0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
African0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Australian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Colchester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chittenden County
Standard Zip Codes5446
P.O. Box Zip Codes5449
Company Zip Codes5439
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.49
Approximate Longitude-73.16

Colchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationESSEX JUNCTION 1 N
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp5 to 27 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches
StationBURLINGTON INTL AP
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationPLATTSBURGH AFB
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 26 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 56 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burlington42,556$76,574
Essex Junction9,922$86,618
Georgia4,678$88,629
Milton1,974$69,453
South Burlington18,704$87,831
Winooski7,209$57,619

Colchester Public Libraries

Burnham Memorial
898 MAIN ST.
Colchester, Vermont
(802) 264-5660

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Colchester Public Schools

Colchester High School
131 Laker Lane
ZIP: 5446
(802) 264-5700
High
Total Enrollment 722
Colchester Middle School
425 Blakely Road
ZIP: 5446
(802) 264-5800
Middle
Total Enrollment 443
Malletts Bay School
Blakely Road
ZIP: 5446
(802) 264-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Porters Point School
490 Porters Point Road
ZIP: 5446
(802) 264-5920
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
Union Memorial School
253 Main Street
ZIP: 5446
(802) 264-5959
Primary
Total Enrollment 243
Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center
26 Woodside Drive
ZIP: 5446
(802) 655-4990
High
Total Enrollment 19
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