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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Colchester is a town in Connecticut with a population of 16,015. Colchester is in New London County. Living in Colchester offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Colchester and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Colchester are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,205
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Colchester Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    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
$101,031
National
$55,322

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Colchester Reviews

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Eating establishments in town consists mostly of pizza places. Good public schools, with private schools in close surrounding towns. For students commuting to the local community colleges there is absolutely no night life. Most of the stop signs start to blink yellow at 10 pm. The same with restaurants, there are no 24 hour restaurants and there are no restaurants that deliver. Colchester is good if you want a small town with a semi-quick 30 minute commute to Hartford.
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I liked Colchester because of the outdoor atmosphere. It's a great place to get in touch with yourself. Hiking trails, biking trails, trail riding, and fishing are all accesible. I do wish that there were more social events in the area. The theater needs renovations and there has never been many options when it comes to food. Diversity would do this town well.
Colchester is a good balance between a suburban town having some privacy and good yard space, but is also very convenient to restaurants, gas stations, a Stop & Shop, movie theater etc. It is also easy on/easy off to route 2, and is only about 30 min from hartford and the casinos. It also has a family/connected feel, and the town does a lot on the green for the community. I haven't lived here long- but I love it so far.