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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 11,006
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,511
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,643
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $960
Median House Value $180,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 15.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BAKERSVILLE
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
Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
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

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

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