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Population (year 2000): 14,551. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,389 (+5.8% change)
Males: 7,067 (48.6%), Females: 7,484 (51.4%)

New London County

Median resident age: 35.3 years
Median household income: $64,807 (year 2000)
Median house value: $160,400 (year 2000)

Colchester, CT residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Colchester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Black (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.5%), Italian (15.8%), English (14.5%), Polish (14.0%), German (12.7%), French (10.4%).Connecticut

Elevation: 475 feet

Colchester,

For population 25 years and over in Colchester

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colchester town

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

4.2% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.0% North America, 0.7% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: CT (19.0 miles Manchester, pop. 54,740).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY (68.4 miles Brookhaven, pop. 448,248).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (124.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: CT (6.1 miles Hebron, CT (7.1 miles Salem, CT (9.0 miles Columbia, CT (9.2 miles Lebanon, CT (9.6 miles Moodus, CT Marlborough, (9.6 miles CT (10.3 miles Terramuggus, Pocotopaug, CT (11.2 miles Lake


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 89 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 1997: 94 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 1998: 102 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 1999: 107 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2000: 95 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2001: 85 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 2002: 75 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2003: 81 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2004: 74 buildings, average cost: $175,400

Latitude: 41.58 N, Longitude: 72.33 W

Area code: 860

Colchester, Connecticut business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Retail trade (14.5%), Manufacturing (11.7%).

Average climate in Colchester, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Colchester,

Colchester-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Colchester city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/21/1951, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.5 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Colchester:
  • WINDHAM COMM MEM HOSP & HATCH HOSP (about 13 miles; WILLIMANTIC, CT)
  • NATCHAUG HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; MANSFIELD CENTER, CT)
  • SAINT FRANCIS CARE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (about 19 miles; PORTLAND, CT)

Political contributions by individuals in Colchester, CT

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Colchester:
  • HARTFORD-BRAINARD (about 25 miles; HARTFORD, CT; ID: HFD)
  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 28 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; ID: GON)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 34 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Colchester:
  • SALMON RIVER AIRFIELD (about 7 miles; MARLBOROUGH, CT; ID: 9B8)
  • GOODSPEED (about 13 miles; EAST HADDAM, CT; ID: 42B)
  • WINDHAM (about 16 miles; WILLIMANTIC, CT; ID: IJD)

Amtrak station near Colchester:
  • 20 miles: OLD SAYBROOK (455 BOSTON POST RD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colchester:
  • EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,165)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (about 17 miles; STORRS, CT; FT enrollment: 16,952)
  • WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; MIDDLETOWN, CT; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • TRINITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; HARTFORD, CT; FT enrollment: 2,056)
  • MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; MANCHESTER, CT; FT enrollment: 2,863)
  • CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; NEW BRITAIN, CT; FT enrollment: 8,967)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD (about 33 miles; WEST HARTFORD, CT; FT enrollment: 5,557)
Public high school in Colchester:
  • BACON ACADEMY (Students: 872; Location: 611 NORWICH AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Colchester:
  • JACK JACKTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 958; Location: 315 HALLS HILL RD.; Grades: KG - 03)
  • WILLIAM J. JOHNSTON SCHOOL (Students: 753; Location: 360 NORWICH AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • COLCHESTER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 516; Location: 380 NORWICH AVE.; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • BACON ACADEMY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (Students: 55; Location: 611 NORWICH AVE.; Grades: PK - PK)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 127 NORWICH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
Library in Colchester:
  • CRAGIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $265,810; Location: 8 LINWOOD AVE.; 42,229 books; 2,075 audio materials; 3,701 video materials; 69 serial subscriptions)

Colchester compared to Connecticut state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Colchester:
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WICH (1310 AM; 5 kW; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INCORPORATED)
  • WLIS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMM. OLD SAYBROOK, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMRD (1150 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Colchester:
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECS (90.1 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGE)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • W258AC (99.5 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Colchester:
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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