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Winchester is an independent city.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after a town in England.
The latitude of Winchester is 39.185N. The longitude is -78.163W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 709 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,434.
Important Civil War battles were fought here from 1862 to 1864. Gen. David Hunter ordered the burning of the city in 1864, but Maj. Joseph Stearns prevented it.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Winchester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Winchester City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 22601 ZIP code.
17% of Winchester residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $20,500, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Winchester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Winchester include Winchester Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Winchester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $454. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $948.
Libraries in Winchester include Apple Blossom Mall Branch, Handley Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Winchester include Winchester Star
Winchester City 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Winchester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Winchester include Best Value Inn Winchester, Best Western Lee Jackson Motor Inn, Comfort Inn Winchester, Days Inn Winchester, Econo Lodge North, Fairfield Inn & Suites Winchester, Holiday Inn East, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Quality Inn, Shoneys Inn ... More hotels.
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