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The Town of Colchester is in the southwest part of the county.
Colchester was formed from part of the Town of Middletown in 1792.
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The south town line is the border of Sullivan County, New York.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (3.35%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,042 people, 837 households, and 547 families residing in the town. The population density was 14.9 people per square mile (5.7/km²). There were 1,587 housing units at an average density of 11.5 per square mile (4.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.53% White, 0.34% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.
There were 837 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $32,147, and the median income for a family was $37,895. Males had a median income of $27,143 versus $20,694 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,636. About 8.5% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.
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Downsville, New York (6.27 km)Downsville, New York is a hamlet and former village within the town of Colchester in Delaware County, New York. It is the site of the Downsville Bridge, a covered bridge and the historic Union Free School. Downsville is located on the East Branch of the Delaware River. A dam on this portion of the river, at Downsville, was completed by New York City in 1954, creating the Pepacton Reservoir, which is part of the New York City water supply system. Downsville Central School, located on Maple Avenue, serves families from the surrounding areas, including municipalities as far away as East Branch.
Agloe, New York (8.61 km)Agloe, New York is a fictional place in Delaware County that became an actual landmark. In the 1930s, General Drafting Company founder Otto G. Lindberg and an assistant, Ernest Alpers, assigned an anagram of their initials to a dirt-road intersection in the Catskill Mountains: NY 206 and Morton Hill Road, north of Roscoe, New York. Designed as a copyright trap, the "paper town" published on the General Drafting map then began to appear on Esso maps, proving the effectiveness of the trap.
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Roscoe Diner (11.9 km)The Roscoe Diner, located in the hamlet of Roscoe in Sullivan County, New York is a frequent stopping point for those traveling Route 17 between New York City and Western New York. It was built in 1964 and is considered to be one of the busiest and most well known restaurants along Route 17. Although Roscoe is a small town with a population of less than 600 at the time of the 2000 census, the diner served anywhere between several hundred and a thousand meals each day at its peak although numbers have declined in recent years due to a decline in trout fishing, the region's main draw.
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