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Welcome to Colchester ...

The Town of Colchester is located in Delaware County<1>.

The location of Colchester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Colchester has a population of 1,971 people<3> (see below for details).

Colchester is 2,380 feet [725 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Colchester is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colchester had an population of 1,971 people. This is a decrease of 5.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Colchester had a population of 2,077 people. This makes Colchester the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Colchester represents 0.01% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 891st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,077 people, the population of Colchester increased 1.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,042 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 Vermont.

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.

  • Liberty [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Sullivan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Colchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,595 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Walton [Delaware County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walton
    • Walton [Delaware County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Colchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,035 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walton
  • Delhi [Delaware County]
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    • Delhi [Delaware County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Colchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,745 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delhi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delhi
  • Rockland [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
    • Rockland [Sullivan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Colchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,684 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Middletown [Delaware County]
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      • Middletown [Delaware County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Colchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Hancock [Delaware County]
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      • Hancock [Delaware County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Colchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
    • Callicoon [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Callicoon
      • Callicoon [Sullivan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Colchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callicoon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callicoon
    • Delhi [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delhi
      • Delhi [Delaware County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Colchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delhi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delhi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delhi<6>
    • Walton [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walton
      • Walton [Delaware County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Colchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,776 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walton<6>
    • Delaware [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delaware
      • Delaware [Sullivan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Colchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,566 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delaware have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delaware

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.

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 Page for Colchester.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Delaware County

About New York

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 Delaware County: www.co.delaware.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Delaware, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colchester.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colchester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0404, Longitude: -74.9549       In this case, the coordinates for Colchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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