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Overview

Introduction to Winchester, Kentucky

Winchester, Kentucky, in Clark county, is 16 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Lexington metropolitan area.

Winchester History

Winchester was named after Winchester in Virginia. It was created in 1793 from a land area of 66 acres, which was donated by John Baker, a frontiersman. In 1812, it was considered to be the seventh largest town that Kentucky had.

Winchester and nearby Attractions

  • Bluegrass Heritage Museum
  • Boonesborough State Park
  • Lower Howards Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve
  • Leeds Center for the Arts
  • Civil War Fort at Boonesboro

Things To Do In Winchester

One can visit the Bluegrass Heritage Museum, and the Leeds Center for the Arts while in the city. Other notable locations include the Civil War Fort at Boonesboro and the Boonesborough State Park. The Lower Howards Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve is well - known for its natural beauty and high historical significance. Each year, the city hosts the Scarecrow Festival and Auction, and the Clark County Fair.

Winchester Transportation

Air transportation opportunities are provided by the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Winchester Higher Education

Higher education institutes that can be attended from Winchester include the Eastern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, and Morehead State University.

People

Total Population 18,388
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,814
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 43.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.7%
Median Earnings25+ $29,179
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,106
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,236

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,435
% Above Poverty Level 79.9%
% Below Poverty Level 20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.5%
Median Gross Rent $670
Median House Value $122,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 10.9%

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

Winchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Clark
Metro Area Lexington
Standard Zip Codes 40391
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40392
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.99
Longitude -84.179

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 MOUNT STERLING
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIV
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station DIX DAM
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ford (40391)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clay City 1,283 $21,685
Mount Sterling 7,078 $54,722
North Middletown 921 $57,344
Paris 9,831 $50,156
Richmond 32,574 $43,330

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

Winchester Public Libraries

Library
Clark County Public Library
370 SOUTH BURNS AVENUE
Winchester, Kentucky
(859) 744-5661

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Winchester Hospitals

CLARK REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1107 W LEXINGTON AV
(859) 745-3500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Winchester High Schools

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GEORGE ROGERS CLARK HIGH SCHOOL
620 BOONE AVE
859-744-6111
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,467 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

CLARK BOURBON DAY TREATMENT PROG ALT SCH
100 VAUGHT RD
859-745-3937
A Non-traditional School
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

Winchester Colleges

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