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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Colchester is a town in Vermont with a population of 17,309. Colchester is in Chittenden County and is one of the best places to live in Vermont. Living in Colchester offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Colchester there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Colchester and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Colchester are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$264,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,190
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Colchester Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    121.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,010.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Colchester

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,021
National
$55,322
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Colchester Reviews

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Colchester is a wonderful family town. It has several different beaches being right next to the lake, a great school system from elementary to high school (there's also several pre-schools that offer amazing opportunities to younger children!), and tons of local businesses from Sam Mazza's to The Village Scoop! Colchester has several parks that allow children to engage in local sports leagues or just have fun. I'm so lucky to have grown up in such a great town!
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It’s actually pretty boring. There’s not much to do here. The schools are subpar, and to do anything really; you have to to go into neighboring towns, foregoing any kind of resident discounts.
We have lived in colchester for 20 years. The town planning is vdry good as far as clustering retail away from neighborhoods so property values rise. Colchester has a great public safety system and school system. Great trails in mallets bay area. Home values are only increasing over time..my neighborhood has lovely neighbors who are house proud.