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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,827
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+7,295
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married40.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.4%
Median Earnings25+$29,455
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,577
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,524

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,330
% Above Poverty Level83%
% Below Poverty Level17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$905
Median House Value$144,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33%
Irish8.5%
German6.6%
English6.5%
African1.9%
Scottish1.4%
Polish1.3%
French Except Basque1%
Italian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Nigerian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Winder Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyBarrow County
Standard Zip Codes30680
Phone Area Codes47,06,78,770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.99
Approximate 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)

StationWINDER 1 SSE
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationCOMMERCE 4 NNW
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip52.2 inches
StationCOVINGTON
Distance29.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn7,303$61,750
Bethlehem930$50,673
Braselton10,509$110,109
Dacula5,644$78,100
Hoschton1,567$69,063
Statham2,633$60,302

Winder Hospitals

Barrow Medical Center
(Proprietary)
316 North Broad Street

Winder Public Schools

Alternative School
106 Church St
ZIP: 30680
(770) 867-2900
Apalachee High School
940 Haymon Morris Rd
ZIP: 30680
(770) 586-5111
High
Total Enrollment 1648
County Line Elementary School
334 Rockwell Church Rd Nw
ZIP: 30680
(770) 867-2902
Primary
Total Enrollment 919
Haymon-morris Middle School
1008 Haymon Morris Rd
ZIP: 30680
(678) 963-0602
Middle
Total Enrollment 715
Holsenbeck Elementary School
445 Holsenbeck School Rd
ZIP: 30680
(770) 307-1540
Primary
Total Enrollment 977
Kennedy Elementary School
200 Matthews School Rd
ZIP: 30680
(770) 867-3182
Primary
Total Enrollment 815
Russell Middle School
84 W Midland Ave
ZIP: 30680
(770) 867-8181
Middle
Total Enrollment 773
Westside Middle School
240 Matthews School Rd
ZIP: 30680
(770) 307-2972
Middle
Total Enrollment 678
Winder-barrow High School
272 N 5th Ave
ZIP: 30680
(770) 867-4519
High
Total Enrollment 1788
Yargo Elementary School
1000 Haymon Morris Rd
ZIP: 30680
(770) 867-1147
Primary
Total Enrollment 816

Winder Private Schools

Barrow County Christian Academy
83 Patrick Mill Rd Sw
ZIP: 30680
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 40
Hope Christian Academy
8 Pleasant Hill Church Rd Se
ZIP: 30680
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
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