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Overview

Introduction to Winder, Georgia

Winder, Georgia, in Barrow county, is 19 miles W of Athens, Georgia and 41 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Atlanta metropolitan area with.

Winder History

The native village of Snodon was discovered in what is now known as Winder in the years following the Revolutionary War. It was initially incorporated as the town of Jug Tavern. However, in the year 1893, it was renamed Winder. In its early days, Winder was a small settler's outpost. It has gradually developed into a bustling city at the crossroads of northeast Georgia.

Winder and nearby Attractions

  • Barrow County Museum
  • Taylor-Grady House
  • Masseys Lake
  • Barrow County Jail
  • Fort Yargo State Park
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Things To Do In Winder

The restored Greek-revival mansion, the Taylor-Grady House, and the restored Federal-style 19th century home known as Church-Waddel-Brumby House are both close by and popular tourist spots. One can also visit the Crawford W. Long Museum, the Gwinnett History Museum, the Lanier Museum of Natural History and the Barrow County Museum. The city has two beautiful reservoirs known as the Masseys Lake and Winder Reservoir, where one can indulge in a variety of water sports.

Winder Transportation

Athens/ Ben EPPS Airport is close by.

Winder Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Gwinnett Technical College, Gainesville College and the University of Georgia.

People

Total Population 14,928
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,881
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 39.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $29,297
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,590
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,878

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,133
% Above Poverty Level 80.2%
% Below Poverty Level 19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $841
Median House Value $123,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 10.5%

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

Winder Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles W of Athens, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Barrow
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30680
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.992
Longitude -83.72

Winder 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 WINDER 1 SSE
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station COMMERCE 4 NNW
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Station COVINGTON
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 7,409 $62,123
Bethlehem 700 $41,875
Braselton 8,074 $87,039
Dacula 4,831 $48,052
Hoschton 1,781 $73,938
Statham 2,564 $49,135

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

Winder Public Libraries

Library
Piedmont Regional Library System
189 BELL VIEW STREET
Winder, Georgia
(770) 867-2762

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Winder Hospitals

BARROW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
316 NORTH BROAD STREET
(770) 867-3400
Emergency Service: Yes

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WINDER-BARROW HIGH SCHOOL
272 NORTH FIFTH AVENUE
770-867-4519
Serves 1,321 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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940 HAYMON MORRIS ROAD
770-586-5111
Serves 1,203 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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