Overview

Introduction to Winchester, Massachusetts

Winchester, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles NW of Medford, Massachusetts and 7 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Boston metropolitan area.

Winchester History

This area was originally settled in 1640. Initially it was known as Waterfield because of the presence of several ponds in the area. It was incorporated as a town and named Winchester in April of 1850. The name was chosen to honor Colonel William P. Winchester who donated a significant sum of money for the construction of Winchester’s town hall.

Winchester and nearby Attractions

  • Mystic Lakes
  • Winchester Trails
  • Middlesex Fells Reservation
  • Winchester Country Club

Things To Do In Winchester

The town has several playing fields which have softball, tennis, baseball, soccer and basketball facilities. Children also have special playing areas. Moreover there are lakes where one can go fishing, swimming, picnicking and ice skating. The Winchester trails are excellent for hiking, horse riding, cycling, cross-country skiing and jogging.

Winchester Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport is a short drive away.

Winchester Higher Education

Tufts University is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,677
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+10,968
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married65.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher65.1%
Median Earnings25+$90,341
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,569

Wealth

Median Family Income$202,532
% Above Poverty Level97.5%
% Below Poverty Level2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation11.1%

Housing

People Living Alone20.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,813
Median House Value$893,700

Ancestry

Irish23.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.2%
Italian18.5%
English10.5%
German9%
Polish3.4%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish2.5%
Russian2.4%
Greek1.8%
US/American1.8%
Arab1.6%
Canadian1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Brazilian1.1%
Swedish1%
Welsh0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Finnish0.1%
African0.1%
Israeli0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
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Winchester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes01890
Phone Area Codes781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.45
Approximate Longitude-71.14

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)

StationREADING
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationMIDDLETON
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationLOWELL
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arlington45,147$142,985
Belmont26,043$154,968
Medford57,771$112,133
Melrose28,116$140,709
Stoneham22,144$118,219
Woburn40,298$105,485

Winchester Public Libraries

Winchester Public Library
80 WASHINGTON STREET
Winchester, Massachusetts
(781) 721-7171

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Winchester Hospitals

Winchester Hospital
(Non-profit)
41 Highland Avenue

Winchester Public Schools

Ambrose Elementary
27 High Street
ZIP: 1890
(781) 721-7012
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Lincoln Elementary
161 Mystic Valley Parkway
ZIP: 1890
(781) 721-7017
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Lynch Elementary
10 Brantwood Road
ZIP: 1890
(781) 721-7013
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Mccall Middle
458 Main Street
ZIP: 1890
(781) 721-7026
Middle
Total Enrollment 1073
Muraco Elementary
33 Bates Road
ZIP: 1890
(781) 721-7030
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Vinson-owen Elementary
75 Johnson Road
ZIP: 1890
(781) 721-7019
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Winchester High School
80 Skillings Road
ZIP: 1890
(781) 721-7020
High
Total Enrollment 1209

Winchester Private Schools

Creative Corner Childrens Learning Center
11 Sheridan Cir
ZIP: 1890
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
St Mary's School
162 Washington St
ZIP: 1890
Elementary
Total Enrollment 109
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