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Colchester is a town in New London County, in the Norwich-New London metro area.
The community was named after a town in England.
The latitude of Colchester is 41.575N. The longitude is -72.332W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 551 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,551.
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10% of Colchester residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $27,038, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% 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 $590. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,389.
Libraries in Colchester include Cragin Memorial Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Colchester workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Colchester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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