Winchester is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 22,838 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Winchester is the 90th largest community in Massachusetts.
Winchester home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Winchester real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Winchester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Winchester is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winchester who work in management occupations (19.70%), sales jobs (11.42%), and business and financial occupations (11.00%).
Also of interest is that Winchester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Winchester is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Winchester is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Winchester’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Winchester is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Winchester, the average commute to work is 34.15 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Winchester is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Winchester area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Winchester is a pretty powerful place. 75.46% of the adults in Winchester have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Winchester in 2010 was $74,405, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $297,620 for a family of four.
Winchester is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Winchester include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
In addition, Winchester has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.79%).
The most common language spoken in Winchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.