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Winchester, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Winchester had a population of 27,308 as of July 1, 2017. Winchester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Winchester is located at latitude 39.1739 and longitude -78.1764 in Winchester (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Winchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Winchester (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Winchester (GNIS ID: 1789077) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Winchester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Winchester: Frederick Town, Fredericktown, Old Town, Opequon.

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Winchester, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,308
Daytime Population: Workers 26,617
Daytime Population: Residents 14,067
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,684
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.49
Population in Households 26,425
Population in Familes 18,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 883
Population Density2 2,957
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $48,532
Average Household Income $68,415
Per Capita Income $28,363


Total Housing Units 12,195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,775 (39.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,239 (51.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,181 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $235,414
Average Home Value $287,403


Total Households 11,014
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 6,093
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.57% 0.48%
Households 0.52% 0.42%
Families 0.31% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Winchester, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winchester to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 93rd
Population Density # 93 84th
Diversity Index # 120 80th
Median Household Income # 319 46th
Per Capita Income # 249 58th

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