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Welcome to Colchester ...

The Town of Colchester is located in Chittenden 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 17,142 people<3> (see below for details).

Colchester is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Colchester lies within the (802) area code.

Websites for Colchester ...

Official Website: www.town.colchester.vt.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colchester had an population of 17,142 people. This is an increase of 0.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.92% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Communities Also Named Colchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Colchester ...

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

  • Essex
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Essex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Essex
    • Essex is located in Chittenden County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,839 people
  • South Burlington
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Burlington
    • South Burlington is located in Chittenden County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,578 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Burlington <5>
  • Plattsburgh
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Milton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
    • Milton is located in Chittenden County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,907 people
  • Essex Junction
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Essex Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Essex Junction
    • Essex Junction is located in Chittenden County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,793 people
  • Williston
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
    • Williston is located in Chittenden County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,263 people
  • Shelburne
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelburne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelburne
    • Shelburne is located in Chittenden County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,649 people
  • Saint Albans
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Saint Albans
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
    • Saint Albans is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,540 people
  • Jericho
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jericho have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jericho
    • Jericho is located in Chittenden County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,006 people

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.

The official website for Colchester: www.town.colchester.vt.us/

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Vermont's counties, including Chittenden, 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 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>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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