Colchester, VT Population

Population: 16,986. Estimated population in July 2020: 17,165 (+1.1% change)
Males: 8,318 (49.0%), Females: 8,668 (51.0%)

Chittenden County

Median resident age: 32.6 years
Median household income: $51,429
Median house value: $141,300

Races in Colchester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (19.8%), French (16.2%), French Canadian (15.9%), English (13.9%), German (8.6%), Italian (7.7%).

Elevation: 180 feet

Population

For population 25 years and over in Colchester

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 32.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colchester town

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

4.4% Foreign born (1.4% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 1.1% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,148 (+14.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Colchester:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Colchester:

Other public-use airports nearest to Colchester:

  • PLATTSBURGH INTL (about 24 miles; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Abbreviation: PBG)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY STATE (about 28 miles; HIGHGATE, VT; Abbreviation: FSO)
  • BASIN HARBOR (about 28 miles; VERGENNES, VT; Abbreviation: B06)
Amtrak stations near Colchester:

  • 5 miles: BURLINGTON-ESSEX JUNCTION (ESSEX JUNCTION, 29 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: ST. ALBANS (40 FEDERAL ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Colchester:

  • SAINT MICHAELS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,272; Location: WINOOSKI PARK; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.smcvt.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Colchester:

  • UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT AND STATE AGRICULTURAL COLL (about 9 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; Full-time enrollment: 8,852)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT PLATTSBURGH (about 25 miles; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,601)
  • MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,265)
  • NORWICH UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; NORTHFIELD, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (about 85 miles; HANOVER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,309)
  • ADIRONDACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 92 miles; QUEENSBURY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,182)
  • SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE (about 110 miles; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Full-time enrollment: 4,499)

Schools

Public high school in Colchester:

  • COLCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 778; Location: 131 LAKER LANE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Colchester:

  • COLCHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 596; Location: 425 BLAKELY ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MALLETTS BAY SCHOOL (Students: 549; Location: 609 BLAKELY RD; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • PORTERS POINT SCHOOL (Students: 248; Location: 490 PORTERS POINT ROAD; Grades: PK – 02)
  • UNION MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 241; Location: 253 MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 02)
  • WOODSIDE JUVENILE REHAB CENTER (Students: 18; Location: 26 WOODSIDE DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • COLCHESTER S.D. (Location: LAKER LANE; Grades: PK – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Colchester:

  • FIELD OF DREAMS (Students: 11; Location: 45 ROOSEVELT HIGHWAY; Grades: KG – KG)

Libraries

Library in Colchester:

  • BURNHAM MEMORIAL (Operating income: $210,491; Location: 898 MAIN ST.; 31,726 books; 1,584 audio materials; 892 video materials; 78 serial subscriptions)