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.

Winchester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.31%), sales jobs (9.70%), and office and administrative support (9.41%).

Of important note, Winchester is also a city of artists. Winchester has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Winchester’s character.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.35% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

The education level of Winchester citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.08% of adults in Winchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Winchester in 2018 was $30,859, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,436 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 17.77% 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.