Winchester, VA

Winchester profile

Living in Winchester

Winchester is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 28,078 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Winchester is the 34th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities, 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 city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winchester who work in management occupations (11.39%), office and administrative support (11.19%), and sales jobs (9.88%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Winchester telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.70% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In terms of college education, Winchester is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.91% of adults in Winchester have a college degree.

The per capita income in Winchester in 2018 was $29,727, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,908 for a family of four. However, Winchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Winchester is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 17.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winchester include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Winchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.