Winchester, Connecticut

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Winchester, Connecticut

Introduction to Winchester, Connecticut

Winchester, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 18 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut and 92 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with. Winchester contains a population of approximately 10,664.

Winchester History

Winchester was first settled in by Europeans in 1732. It was officially incorporated as a town in 1771. The community was named after the English town of Winchester. The town is renowned for its beautiful ecclesiastical, Victorian, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, neo-classical and Colonial Revival architecture. Winchester also contains the incorporated City of Winsted.

Winchester and nearby Attractions

  • Solomon Rockwell House
  • Camp Delaware
  • Beardsley Memorial Library
  • Faith Bible Church
  • Highland Lake
  • Platt Hill State Park

Things To Do In Winchester

The Solomon Rockwell House was built in 1813, and now houses an impressive exhibit of antiques. The Rowley Park Plaza Shopping Center is the ideal destination for shoppers. In addition, the town hosts the Winchester Grange Fair every August.

Winchester Transportation

Bradley International Airport is close by.

Winchester Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by Westfield State College, the University of Hartford and Naugatuck Valley Community College.

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Comparative Profile of Winchester, Connecticut

Comparing Winchester to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 6
Male Share of the Population 6 4
Senior Citizens 6 8
Female Share of the Population 5 7
Racial Diversity 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 2


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to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9


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to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 5
Low Violent Crime 7 4

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Winchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles NE of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06098
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06094
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.91
Longitude -73.1

Winchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Station NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
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Winchester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,664 100%
Male 5,167 48.5%
Female 5,497 51.5%
Under 18 2,484 23.3%
18+ 8,180 76.7%
65+ 1,626 15.2%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 2.97
White 10,071 94.4%
African-American 132 1.2%
Asian 99 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 25 0.2%
Other 180 1.7%
Mixed Race 156 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 338 3.2%

Estimated Winchester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,857
Growth 193
Growth % 1.8%

Winchester Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 18.9%
Irish 13.7%
English 9.8%
French (except Basque) 9.8%
German 8.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
Polish 5.6%
US/American 5.2%
French Canadian 3.8%
Swedish 2.3%
Greek 1.5%
Scottish 1.2%
Norwegian 0.9%
Slovak 0.8%
British 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
European 0.3%
Macedonian 0.3%
Latvian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Winchester, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Winchester Center (06094, 06098)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Winchester Public Libraries

Beardsley & Memorial Library
Winchester, Connecticut
(860) 379-6043
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