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Living In Colchester, IL

Colchester, Illinois is a small town with a population of approximately 2,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (18%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young professionals feature less prominently in the demographics. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 77% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $530 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Each month, renters in Colchester will pay around $522 less compared to the state average.

Many Colchester residents work in one of four industries: education, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Together, these industries account for 31% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, which ranks as the top field in the town. Colchester workers earn an average annual income of about $49,000, less than the average Illinois resident. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Colchester has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (34%) compared to the national average. Further, 5% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.

With an average commute time of about 24 minutes, outperforming most cities in Illinois, Colchester residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 42% of workers, while public transportation is not extensively used. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.


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