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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Colchester is a town in Connecticut with a population of 15,860. Colchester is in New London County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,263
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    No data available  
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    No data available  
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    No data available  
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    No data available  
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    No data available  
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No data available  
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  12%

Working in Colchester

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,281
National
$62,843

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