Colchester, Connecticut 

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Population

15,774

+1.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.8%

Median Income

$98,899

Median Home Price

$322,500

Median Age

40.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 5.0

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in Colchester, Connecticut

Small-city complex - Eastern Connecticut along the Long Island Sound to 15 miles north along the Thames River. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Colchester, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
State: Connecticut
County: New London County
Metro Area: Norwich-New London Metro Area
City: Colchester
Zip Codes: 06415
Cost of Living: 8.0% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

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Colchester, CT Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Central location
Historic interest
Attractive setting
Cons
Harsh winters
Some urban decay
Weak job growth


What Bert Has To Say About Norwich-New London Metro Area

New London is located where the broad Thames River empties into the Long Island Sound. Norwich lies about 13 miles upriver. New London has a rich maritime history and is now home to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Norwich is an early industrial center, where the first paper and iron nails were made in the mid-1700’s. Both cities remain fairly industrial but have modestly attractive downtown cores with areas of historic buildings. New London is also home to two small colleges.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Colchester is 6.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Colchester jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Colchester's cost of living is 8.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Colchester's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Colchester, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, New London county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.9% to 40.9%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Colchester's population is 15,774 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 29.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Colchester is Real Estate: $322,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.5%.

SCHOOLS
Colchester public schools spend $15,570 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.6 students per teacher in Colchester. More Education



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Housing Market in Colchester

It's a good time to buy in Colchester. Home Appreciation is up 19.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Colchester is $322,500.
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Reviews for Colchester   3 Reviews
one of ct best towns - 11/23/2015
I vote that we nickname colchester coolchester... Read More

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Life in Colchester - 12/20/2009
Colchester to me is a perfect place to live. Although it is about a 30 minute drive to most stores, it has a lot to offer, and especially if you have children. There is... Read More

A Nice Place to Live and Work - 3/25/2008
Colchester is located in the south-central portion of Connecticut about 30 minutes east of the capital of Hartford. Our downtown area is situated around a large town... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN COLCHESTER, CONNECTICUT
06415

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