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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,395
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+8,027
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$29,713
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,244
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,237

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,745
% Above Poverty Level82.1%
% Below Poverty Level17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$680
Median House Value$120,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.6%
German12.3%
Irish11.6%
English10.4%
Scottish3.3%
Italian2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Dutch1.2%
Polish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.3%
Serbian0.2%
African0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Winchester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clark County
Standard Zip Codes40391
P.O. Box Zip Codes40392
Phone Area Codes859
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.99
Approximate Longitude-84.18

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)

StationMOUNT STERLING
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationEASTERN KENTUCKY UNIV
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationDIX DAM
Distance32.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clay City1,288$27,353
Mount Sterling7,136$46,955
North Middletown753$55,000
Paris9,836$44,713
Richmond33,583$46,126

Winchester Public Libraries

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

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Winchester Hospitals

Clark Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
175 Hospital Drive
(859) 737-8559

Winchester Public Schools

Clark County Preschool
30 Beckner Street
ZIP: 40391
(859) 744-1722
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
George Rogers Clark High School
2745 New Boonesboro Road
ZIP: 40391
(859) 744-6111
High
Total Enrollment 1672
Mercer County 9th Grade Academy
7076 Old Boonesboro Rd
ZIP: 40391
(859) 745-8840
Phoenix Academy
100 Vaught Rd
ZIP: 40391
(859) 744-4618
High
Total Enrollment 22
Rev. Henry E. Baker Sr. Interm. School
1645 Martin Luther King Dr.
ZIP: 40391
(859) 745-5190
Middle
Total Enrollment 858
Robert D. Campbell Jr. High
620 Boone Ave.
ZIP: 40391
(859) 745-5200
Middle
Total Enrollment 801
Shearer Elementary School
244 East Broadway
ZIP: 40391
(859) 744-4978
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Strode Station Elementary School
1750 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
ZIP: 40391
(859) 745-3915
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
William G. Conkwright Elementary
360 Mt. Sterling Road
ZIP: 40391
(859) 745-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Willis H. Justice Elementary School
350 Mt. Sterling Rd
ZIP: 40391
(859) 745-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Willis H. Justice Elementary School
350 Mt. Sterling Rd
ZIP: 40391
(859) 745-8800
Clark County Area Technology Center
650 Boone Ave
ZIP: 40392
(859) 744-1250

Winchester Private Schools

Calvary Christian School
15 Redwing Dr
ZIP: 40391
Elementary
Total Enrollment 160
Clark County Christian School
2450 Colby Rd
ZIP: 40391
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
St Agatha Academy
244 S Main St
ZIP: 40391
Elementary
Total Enrollment 124
Winchester Christian Academy
2410 W Lexington Ave
ZIP: 40391
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 102
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