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Overview

Introduction to Winchester, Virginia

Winchester, Virginia is 43 miles W of Frederick, Maryland (center to center) and 64 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia.

Winchester History

Winchester had its earliest settlers around 1729. They consisted primarily of Quakers, Scots-Irish homesteaders, and Germans. Jost Hite is believed to be the first German settler who arrived in this area in 1732. He brought along ten more families including a few Scots-Irish. These settlements became known as Frederick Town in 1738. The area received the city charter from the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1750 and was renamed Winchester.

Winchester and nearby Attractions

  • War Memorial Building
  • Town Run
  • Kernstown Battlefield
  • Winchester Historic District
  • Winchester Recreation Park
  • Glen Burnie Museum

Things To Do In Winchester

There are several points of historical interests in Winchester where visitors can learn interesting facts about local and national history. There are several parks in the city which are well equipped and provide a wide range of facilities. The city's Parks and Recreation Department organizes entertainment programs, sports tournaments, and athletic events throughout the year.

Winchester Transportation

Washington Dulles International Airport is the nearest airport.

Winchester Higher Education

The local institution providing higher education is Shenandoah University. Others in the neighborhood include Lord Fairfax Community College and Shepherd College.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,349
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+12,538
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married41.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,280
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,801
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,221

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,781
% Above Poverty Level85.4%
% Below Poverty Level14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone34.2%
Median Gross Rent$937
Median House Value$218,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.5%
German16.6%
English13.8%
Irish10.1%
Italian5.3%
Scottish1.9%
Polish1.4%
West Indian1.4%
French Except Basque1.4%
Jamaican1.1%
Russian1.1%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Bulgarian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Iranian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Winchester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Frederick County, Winchester City, Winchester city
Standard Zip Codes22602, 22603, 22601
P.O. Box Zip Codes22604
Phone Area Codes540
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.14
Approximate Longitude-78.28

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)

StationWINCHESTER WINC
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches
StationWINCHESTER 7 SE
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 41 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches
StationBERRYVILLE
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip38.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berryville4,268$89,583
Boyce1,013$97,946
Front Royal15,006$57,044
Middletown1,442$71,750
Strasburg6,525$59,464

Winchester Public Libraries

Handley Regional Library
100 W. PICCADILLY ST.
Winchester, Virginia
(540) 662-9041

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Winchester Hospitals

Winchester Eye Surgery Center
525 Amherst Street
(540) 667-5535
Winchester Rehabilitation Center
333 West Cork Street
(540) 536-5114
Surgi-center Of Winchester, Inc.
(Non-profit)
1860 Amherst Street
(540) 536-8930
Winchester Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1840 Amherst Street
(540) 536-8000

Winchester Public Schools

Daniel Morgan Middle
48 S Purcell Ave
ZIP: 22601
(540) 667-7171
Middle
Total Enrollment 1287
Frederick County Middle
441 Linden Dr
ZIP: 22601
(540) 667-4233
Middle
Total Enrollment 691
Frederick Douglass Elem
100 Cedarmeade Ave
ZIP: 22601
(540) 662-7656
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Garland R. Quarles Elem
1310 S Loudoun St
ZIP: 22601
(540) 662-3575
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
James Wood Middle
1313 Amherst Street
ZIP: 22601
(540) 667-7500
Middle
Total Enrollment 850
John Handley High
425 Handley Blvd
ZIP: 22601
(540) 662-3471
High
Total Enrollment 1203
John Kerr Elem
536 Jefferson Street
ZIP: 22601
(540) 662-3945
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
Northwestern Reg Ed Pgm
860 Smithfield Ave
ZIP: 22601
(540) 665-0103
Virginia Ave. Charlotte Dehart Elem
550 Virginia Ave
ZIP: 22601
(540) 665-6330
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Admiral Richard E. Byrd Middle
134 Rosa Lane
ZIP: 22602
(540) 662-0500
Middle
Total Enrollment 895
Armel Elem
2239 Front Royal Pike
ZIP: 22602
(540) 869-1657
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Evendale Elem
220 Rosa Lane
ZIP: 22602
(540) 662-0531
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Greenwood Mill Elem
281 Channing Drive
ZIP: 22602
(540) 667-7863
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Orchard View Elem
4275 Middle Rd
ZIP: 22602
(540) 869-8642
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Apple Pie Ridge Elem
349 Apple Pie Ridge Rd
ZIP: 22603
(540) 662-4781
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Gainesboro Elem
4651 N Frederick Pike
ZIP: 22603
(540) 888-4550
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Indian Hollow Elem
1548 North Hayfield Rd
ZIP: 22603
(540) 877-2283
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
James Wood High
161 Apple Pie Ridge Rd
ZIP: 22603
(540) 667-5226
High
Total Enrollment 1304
Millbrook High
251 First Woods Dr.
ZIP: 22603
(540) 545-2800
High
Total Enrollment 1312
N.w. ( Northwestern) Regional Juvenile Detention Home
145 Fort Collier
ZIP: 22603
(540) 722-6174
Northwest (n.w.) Regional Juvenile Detention Center
145 Ft. Collier Rd.
ZIP: 22603
(540) 665-6380
Redbud Run Elem
250 First Woods Dr
ZIP: 22603
(540) 678-1868
Primary
Total Enrollment 687

Winchester Private Schools

Apple Valley Montessori School
1905 Henry Ave
ZIP: 22601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Sacred Heart Academy
110 Keating Dr
ZIP: 22601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 178
Winchester Academy Dba Enrichment Servic
2400 Roosevelt Blvd
ZIP: 22601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 165
Mountain View Christian Academy
153 Narrow Ln
ZIP: 22602
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 144
Sharon's Centre
1855 Senseny Rd
ZIP: 22602
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Sharon�s Centre
1855 Senseny Rd
ZIP: 22602
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Winchester Montessori School
1090 W Parkins Mill Rd
ZIP: 22602
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Lighthouse Baptist Academy
2581 Northwestern Pike
ZIP: 22603
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 133
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