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  • As of the censusGeographic references#2 of 2000, there were 16,986 people, 6,144 households, and 4,184 families residing in the town. The population density was 177.8/km sq (460.5/mi sq). There were 6,727 housing units at an average density of 70.4/km sq (182.4/mi sq). The racial makeup of the town was 96.53% White, 0.63% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from Race (United States Census)other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 6,144 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were Marriagemarried couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96. In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 16.2% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males. The median income for a household in the town was $51,429, and the median income for a family was $58,358. Males had a median income of $38,268 versus $30,880 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,472. About 5.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over. Its High School is home to the award-winning Colchester Theatre Company. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colchester%2C_Vermont

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