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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Winchester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Winchester is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winchester who work in office and administrative support (14.17%), management occupations (10.20%), and sales jobs (9.75%).

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: 28.27% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Winchester in 2010 was $26,182, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,728 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 16.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winchester include English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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