Winchester

 

Winchester

Map of Winchester

Winchester was the first settlement and first chartered city west of the Blue Ridge Mountains (1752). It was originally called Frederick Town, after the father of King George III, IT was renamed after the ancient capital of England by Col. James Wood, the city's founder.

Winchester is an independent city and is surrounded by Frederick County. Winchester is Frederick's county seat, but has a separate government and school system. Winchester is 9.3 square miles and is situated about 72 miles west of Washington D.C.

Winchester was home to country music legend Patsy Cline, famed polar explorer Adm. Richard E. Byrd and President George Washington. Winchester was the site of much Civil War activity and changed hands more than 70 times.

 

Winchester statistics compared to Frederick and Clarke:

Population
Age Breakdown
Population Breakdown
Housing
Income
Public Schools
Unemployment Rates
Sales Tax Revenue

 

 


 

Population

  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
Population
Pct. Change
Population
Pct. Change
Population
Pct. Change
1980
20,217
--
34,150
--
9,965
--
1990
21,947
8.6
45,723
33.9
12,101
21.4
2000
23,585
7.5
59,209
29.5
12,652
4.6
2010
26,203
11.1
78,305
32.3
14,034
10.9
2020*
29,339
12.0
95,648
22.2
18,320
30.5
2030*
32,458
10.6
114,539
19.8
21,230
15.9
* Projected

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Age Breakdown

2010 Pop. 
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
25,770
78,305
14,424
Age
Group
Pct.
Group
Pct.
Group
Pct.
0-19
6,404
24.4
20,738
26.7
3,492
23.8
20-29
4,422
16.9
8,516
11.0
1,293
8.8
30-39
3,540
13.5
10,196
13.1
1,523
10.4
40-49
3,452
13.2
12,858
16.5
2,505
17.0
50-59
3,357
12.8
11,518
14.8
2,459
16.7
60+
5,068
19.3
13,894
17.9
3,423
23.3
Median Age
36
40
46

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Population Breakdown

2010  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
Pct. Females
50.8
50.3
50.2
Pct. White
69.0
86.3
88.3
Pct. Black
10.6
3.9
5.3
Pct. Hispanic
15.4
6.6
3.5

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Housing

 
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
Group
Pct.
Group
Pct.
Group
Pct.
Total Housing
11,172
 
29,048
 
5,904
 
Owner Occupied
5,005
44.8
23,075
79.4
4,435
75.1
Renter Occupied
6,167
55.2
5,973
20.6
1,469
24.9

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Income

  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
2000 Median Household
$34,300
$52,219
$51,831
2010 Median Household
$57,117
$66,699
$73,928
2000 Per Capita Income
$20,500
$21,080
$24,844
2010 Per Capita Income
$24,371
$24,211
$29,160

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Public Schools

  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
Students
4,103
13,137
2,065
Teachers
361
1,102
157
Elementary
4 schools
2.098
11 schools
6,033
3 schools
880
Middle
1
853
4
3,072
1
497
High
1
1,152
3
4,032
1
680
FY 12
Budget
$55.4 million
$155.8 million
$20.5 million

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Unemployment Rates

  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
2000
2.2
2.0
1.6
2001
3.2
2.8
2.2
2002
3.9
3.5
3.0
2003
3.7
3.6
3.1
2004
3.2
3.0
2.8
2005
3.1
2.8
2.5
2006
2.9
2.6
2.4
2007
3.2
2.9
2.6
2008
4.6
4.2
3.4
2009
8.2
7.7
6.4
2010
7.5
7.1
5.8
2011
7.7
5.9
5.0

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Sales Tax Revenue

  
 Winchester
Frederick County
Clarke County
2000
$7,828,450
$5,023,718
$600,220
2001
$8,058,067
$5,299,349
$724,493
2002
$8,686,876
$5,371,543
$738,708
2003
$9,208,293
$5,878,382
$767,218
2004
$10,081,788
$7,340,584
$838,497
2005
$10,462,874
$9,533,042
$930,210
2006
$10,785,038
$9,671,366
$1,001,523
2007
$9,808,771
$9,795,145
$978,930
2008
$9,031,639
$9,313,743
$946,762
2009
$7,609,312
$8,752,644
$906,567
2010
$7,690,103
$9,340,459
$838,981
2011
$8,375,538
$10,298,221
$959,165

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