Winchester, MA
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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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Winchester is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Winchester a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Winchester has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.15 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Winchester use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Winchester‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Winchester. 75.46% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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.

Winchester also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.79%.

The most common language spoken in Winchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.