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Overview

Introduction to Winchester, Indiana

Winchester, Indiana, in Randolph County, is 21 miles E of Muncie, Indiana and 68 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Winchester History

Winchester was named after Winchester, England. It is the county seat of Randolph County, and also is the largest city in the county. Randolph County was established in 1818 and named after Randolph County, North Carolina, where the original settlers in this area were from.

Winchester and nearby Attractions

  • Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum
  • Fort Recovery
  • McVey Memorial Forest
  • Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
  • Saratoga Community Park
  • Randolph County Museum

Things To Do In Winchester

Local historic sites and museums include the Indian Boundary Monument, the Randolph County Historical Museum, the Ridgeville Civil War Monument, the Ridgeville-Kitselman Museum and the Art Coop. The Hickory Hills Golf Course, the Winchester Golf Club and the Union City Country Club are the local golf courses. Visitors can also enjoy canoeing on the Mississinewa and White Rivers, while fishing opportunities are available at the Farmland Conservation Club and at Wheeler Lake. Local parks include Goodrich Park, Railroad Park, Saratoga Community Park, Wild Cat Park and Harter Park. The community hosts events like the Mom, Baseball and Apple Pie Festival, and the Taste of Randolph County every year.

Winchester Transportation

James M. Cox Dayton International is the nearest major airport.

Winchester Higher Education

Ivy Tech State College-East Central, Anderson University and Sinclair Community College are close by.

People

Total Population 4,822
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 19.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,875
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 48%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,614
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.5%
Median Gross Rent $585
Median House Value $68,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 13.1%

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

Winchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Muncie, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Randolph
Standard Zip Codes 47394
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.171
Longitude -84.981

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 WINCHESTER AP 3E
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station FARMLAND 5 NNW
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station HARTFORD CITY 4 ESE
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Rural (47394)

Snow Hill (47394)

Stone (47394)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Farmland 1,392 $42,692
Lynn 1,113 $46,250
Ridgeville 590 $46,071
Saratoga 197 $33,750
Union City 3,486 $35,559

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

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Winchester Community Pl
125 N EAST ST
Winchester, Indiana
(765) 584-4824

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700 N UNION ST
765-584-8201
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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