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Welcome to Colchester ...

The Colchester is located in New London County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Colchester has a population of 15,809 people<2> (see below for details).

Colchester is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Colchester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Colchester: (860)

The ZIP code for Colchester: 06415<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colchester had an population of 15,809 people. This is a decrease of 1.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Colchester had a population of 16,068 people (or 5.86% of the total population of New London County). This makes Colchester the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Colchester represents 0.45% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 90th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,068 people, the population of Colchester increased 10.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,551 people).

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

Adding Colchester to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Colchester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Colchester elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Colchester on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Colchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Colchester - they are located in Illinois, New York, Ontario, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Colchester.

Communities near Colchester ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Colchester.

  • Manchester [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester [Hartford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Colchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 57,584 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
  • East Hartford [Hartford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hartford
    • East Hartford [Hartford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Colchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 49,872 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hartford
  • Middletown [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Colchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<7>
  • Middletown [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Colchester
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norwich [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
      • Norwich [New London County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Colchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<7>
    • Norwich [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
      • Norwich [New London County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Colchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Glastonbury [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glastonbury
      • Glastonbury [Hartford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Colchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glastonbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glastonbury
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
      • Vernon [Tolland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Colchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernon
    • New London [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
      • New London [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Colchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<7>
    • Wethersfield [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wethersfield
      • Wethersfield [Hartford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Colchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,008 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wethersfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wethersfield

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Colchester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Colchester.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Colchester.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Colchester. See our Newspapers Page for Colchester.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Colchester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Colchester.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Connecticut

About New London County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Colchester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New London, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colchester.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Colchester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Colchester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 Colchester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5757, Longitude: -72.3324    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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