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Winchester is in Riverside County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.
The community was named for Amy Winchester, landowner
[NOTE: This is not the only community in California named Winchester. For links to other places called Winchester, CA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Winchester is 33.706N. The longitude is -117.083W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,473 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,155.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Winchester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Riverside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Riverside-San Bernardino area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92596 ZIP code.
11% of Winchester residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Winchester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Winchester was $15,028, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Winchester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Winchester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $513. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $872.
Riverside County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Winchester political report.
The average commute time for Winchester workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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