Winchester city, Virginia (VA)

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County population in 2012: 26,881 (all urban); it was 23,585 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,268
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,593
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,571
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,746 (it was 5,430 in 2000)
% of renters here:

54%
State:

33%

Land area: 9 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 2848 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Winchester city: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

Winchester city races chart

Races in Winchester city, Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (15.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.6%)
  • Asian alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years
Males: 12,898  (43.6%)
Females: 13,305  (56.4%)
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Average household size:
Winchester city:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,592 ($34,335 in 1999)

This county:

$42592
Virginia:

$62666

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $773 (lower quartile is $639, upper quartile is $972)
This county:

$773
State:

$922


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $219,244 (it was $109,800 in 2000)
Winchester city:

$219,244
Virginia:

$239,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $150,866 - $330,738
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,431
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $380

Institutionalized population: 157
Winchester city, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 102 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2001: 113 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2002: 141 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2003: 122 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2004: 139 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2007: 81 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $231,900
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $281,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,674 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,673 (0.9%)

Winchester city household income distribution in 2009 Winchester city home values distribution Winchester city contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.3%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 32.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.9% for other race residents, 50.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.4%
Winchester city:

16.4%
Virginia:

11.7%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.4% for Black residents, 30.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.8% for other race residents, 46.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 20 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 15 years old)

Area name: Winchester, VA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Winchester city is $490 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $647 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $893 a month.

Winchester city has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Winchester city:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 40 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Virginia:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 1,688
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,604 (19% naturalized citizens)

Winchester city:

6.8%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 797
  • 1990 to 1994: 342
  • 1985 to 1989: 153
  • 1980 to 1984: 147
  • 1975 to 1979: 58
  • 1970 to 1974: 23
  • 1970 to 1974: 19
  • 1965 to 1969: 65

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.9%

Winchester city marital status for males Winchester city marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Winchester city with a mortgage: 2,667 (288 second mortgage, 327 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,620

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Winchester city:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Winchester city:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 44
This county:

17.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Winchester city:

9.2%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Winchester city:

27.0%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.4%
State:

18.6%

Tornado activity:

Winchester city historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 462228.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Winchester city-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 198.5 miles away from Winchester city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 138.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 230.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 319.0 miles away from Winchester city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (46%)
  • El Salvador (10%)
  • Jamaica (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Japan (5%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Winchester city (%):

  • United States or American (15%)
  • German (14%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Winchester city mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,604 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 2,027 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 124 (1%)
  • Railroad: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 101 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 37 (0%)
  • Walked: 575 (5%)
  • Other means: 74 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 371 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Winchester city, Virginia in 2000:

  • 585 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 148 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Winchester city, Virginia in 2010:

  • 747 people in college/university student housing
  • 125 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 23 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,174.

13.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,679 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.67%
Virginia average:

9.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
9.47% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($24,981 average AGI)
4.20% relocated from other states ($12,698 average AGI)
Winchester city:

4.20%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Frederick County, VA  5.88% ($35,852 average AGI)
from Loudoun County, VA  0.57% ($36,207)
from Berkeley County, WV  0.53% ($43,111)
from Clarke County, VA  0.45% ($29,478)
from Shenandoah County, VA  0.38% ($36,385)
from Warren County, VA  0.38% ($31,667)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.36% ($44,162)


13.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.29%
Virginia average:

9.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.76% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($25,979 average AGI)
4.53% relocated to other states ($13,412 average AGI)
Winchester city:

4.53%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Frederick County, VA  5.97% ($36,432 average AGI)
to Berkeley County, WV  0.69% ($30,643)
to Loudoun County, VA  0.44% ($59,267)
to Shenandoah County, VA  0.37% ($43,842)
to Warren County, VA  0.29% ($32,800)
to Clarke County, VA  0.28% ($44,536)
to Fairfax County, VA  0.28% ($56,357)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9

Births per 1000 population in Winchester city

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Winchester city

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Winchester city

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,226 (4,623 aged, 603 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.04
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 96844.1
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1658.660
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 248343.36

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1632.230
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1031.090
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.94

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 101.5
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 226.920

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.92
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 143.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,227

Size of family households: 2,565 2-persons, 1,313 3-persons, 1,089 4-persons, 558 5-persons, 247 6-persons, 185 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,638 1-person, 765 2-persons, 155 3-persons, 51 4-persons, 29 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

3,055 married couples with children.
1,449 single-parent households (307 men, 1,142 women).

90.0% of residents of Winchester city speak English at home.
6.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (37% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 26% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (27% speak English very well, 55% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $195,628,000 ($7895 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $28,698,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $91,138,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $37,291,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,000
Federal grants: $27,163,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,651,000 ($1,988,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $24,367,000 ($14,006,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $25,988,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,194,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,554,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,990
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,261
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +731
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +138
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Winchester city

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 57
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,016
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,694
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,659
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,322
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,723
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,105
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,038
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,227
Rooms in houses/apartments in Winchester city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 62
  • 4 rooms: 175
  • 5 rooms: 771
  • 6 rooms: 1,276
  • 7 rooms: 789
  • 8 rooms: 681
  • 9+ rooms: 817
  • 1 room: 210
  • 2 rooms: 417
  • 3 rooms: 946
  • 4 rooms: 1,619
  • 5 rooms: 1,105
  • 6 rooms: 713
  • 7 rooms: 258
  • 8 rooms: 108
  • 9+ rooms: 54
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Winchester city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 79
  • 2 bedrooms: 603
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,636
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,015
  • 5+ bedrooms: 238
  • no bedroom: 246
  • 1 bedroom: 1,502
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,286
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,175
  • 4 bedrooms: 190
  • 5+ bedrooms: 31
Cars and other vehicles available in Winchester city, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 255
  • 1 vehicle: 1,347
  • 2 vehicles: 1,896
  • 3 vehicles: 800
  • 4 vehicles: 203
  • 5+ vehicles: 70
  • no vehicle: 977
  • 1 vehicle: 2,567
  • 2 vehicles: 1,506
  • 3 vehicles: 281
  • 4 vehicles: 67
  • 5+ vehicles: 32

46% of Winchester city residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Virginia.

Winchester city:

45.6%
State average:

53.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $88,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Winchester city
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (39.8%)
  • Electricity (28.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Electricity (49.0%)
  • Utility gas (35.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 83
Here:

3.7%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

3.9%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 830
Here:

57.6%
Virginia:

20.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2004:

Winchester city Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Winchester city Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Winchester city, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary46578.8 years
John36372.3 years
William35573.6 years
James33571.2 years
Robert31469.6 years
Charles30873.0 years
George17376.2 years
Helen17078.6 years
Harry15475.4 years
Virginia15280.8 years
Most common last names in Winchester city, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller16877.8 years
Smith14675.7 years
Brown12475.1 years
Anderson11475.6 years
Williams10275.2 years
Dehaven9977.9 years
Johnson7971.0 years
Adams7576.8 years
Jenkins7574.6 years
Clark7476.2 years

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