Winchester is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 2,716 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Winchester is the 603rd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Winchester are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Unlike some towns, Winchester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Winchester are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Winchester is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winchester who work in management occupations (24.98%), office and administrative support (24.81%), and maintenance occupations (11.17%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Winchester is worth considering.
In Winchester, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.37 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Winchester doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Winchester is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.41% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Winchester in 2010 was $24,590, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,360 for a family of four. However, Winchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Winchester is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Winchester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winchester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Winchester also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.06% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winchester include Swedish, Danish, French Canadian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Winchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.