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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,926
Male Share of the Population52.1%
Female Share of the Population47.9%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+5,620
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.9%
Median Earnings25+$37,373
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,179
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,358

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,192
% Above Poverty Level85.4%
% Below Poverty Level14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$975
Median House Value$171,500

Ancestry

Italian23.4%
Irish15.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.6%
French Except Basque10.6%
English9.9%
German7.9%
Polish7.8%
Canadian5%
Scottish3.5%
Swedish2%
Brazilian1.8%
Hungarian1.5%
Norwegian1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
West Indian1.1%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.7%
Turkish0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Egyptian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
African0.4%
Russian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Czech0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Croatian0.1%
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Winchester Almanac

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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)

StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationNORFOLK 2 SW
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp38 to 57 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Winchester Public Libraries

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

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More Information for Librarians

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