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Welcome to Colchester ...

The Town of Colchester is located in Chittenden County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2014, the Town of Colchester has a population of 17,384 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 lies within the (802) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Colchester had a population of 17,067 people (which is 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 total 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 (with a count of 16,986 people).

Taken from the 2014 Census Estimates, Colchester had an population of 17,384 people. This is an increase of 1.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.34% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Colchester.

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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2014
Peru (NY)   [Map]   7,029   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]   11,839   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]   19,740   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Essex Junction   [Map]   9,881   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Essex   [Map]   20,724   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Milton   [Map]   10,667   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Colchester.

Communities Also Named Colchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Colchester - they are located in Connecticut and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia 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:

Websites for Colchester ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colchester ...

Looking for more information about Colchester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Colchester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Colchester, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Colchester.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding 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.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colchester:

The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Colchester:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colchester.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Colchester. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colchester) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Colchester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Colchester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colchester. The point that we use is located at the coordinates of 44.5598, -73.2107   [Map]. The coordinates we use for Colchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Colchester.


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