Winchester, VA
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Winchester is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 27,284 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Winchester who work in office and administrative support (12.66%), sales jobs (11.42%), and food service (8.40%).

In terms of college education, Winchester is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.07% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Winchester in 2010 was $26,624, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,496 for a family of four. However, Winchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Winchester is a somewhat 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 16.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winchester include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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