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  2. Crime & Safety
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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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 suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Colchester there are a lot of restaurants 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
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
    63.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    28.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    178.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,538.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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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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Living in Colchester, Vermont has given me the opportunity to attend some of the best public schools in Vermont. The teachers at Colchester High School really care about there students and that shows in the success that students have after high school.

Growing up my parents took advantage of Colchester Parks & Recreation. I took swimming lessons at Bayside Park and when I was older I went to tennis camps. Colchester's Little League Baseball and Softball program gave me the opportunity to play softball at a young age. The fields at Airport Park are extremely well kept.

I have loved growing up in Colchester. I've never felt unsafe. Colchester is a town where people of all ages can get involved.
Everything I need is in walking distance. I would choose to live here all over again if I had the chance. I see a very bright future with where I live. I love where I live because it is not too crowded; yes it is considered very big, but it is not over crowded with people. We always say that we have more cows in Vermont than people! I see in the future of where I live to only increase with good possibilites. I feel safe I live and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.