Welcome to Colchester ...
The community of Colchester is located in Chittenden County.
From the Census Estimates for 2013, the Town of Colchester has a population of 17,299 people<1> (see below for details).
Colchester is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Colchester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Colchester is within the (802) area code.
We know of 2 communities that are also named Colchester. Our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Colchester contains a list of those communities.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Colchester had a population of 17,067 people (or 10.9% of the total population of Chittenden County). This makes Colchester the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Colchester represents 2.73% of the population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 17,067 people, the population of Colchester has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (that had a count of 16,986 people).
Taken from the 2013 Census Estimates, Colchester had an population of 17,299 people. This is an increase of 1.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.84% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Colchester ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Colchester and not the distance if you drove.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Colchester.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.
- We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Colchester. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.
- Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Colchester. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Colchester:
Search for Local Businesses ...
People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Colchester. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.
Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.
If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.
If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Colchester: www.town.colchester.vt.us/
The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Colchester: