The location of Winchester
Welcome to Winchester ...
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Winchester has a population of 27,932 people<1> (see below for details).
The city of Winchester is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Winchester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Winchester: (540)
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Winchester had a population of 26,203 people (or 100% of the total population of Winchester City). This makes Winchester the county's most populous community.
The population of Winchester represents 0.33% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 26,203 people, the population of Winchester increased 11.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,585 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Winchester had an population of 27,932 people. This is an increase of 6.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.43% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Winchester ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Winchester and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Winchester.
Communities Also Named Winchester ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Winchester: This one is located in Winchester City and the other is located in Frederick County.
Beyond Virginia, there are 51 communities that are also named Winchester - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland (4), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Washington, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Winchester.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.
- We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Winchester. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
- Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Winchester. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
- We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Winchester. Our list includes 48 papers.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Winchester:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Winchester ...
Looking for more information about Winchester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Winchester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Winchester.
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Winchester.|
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|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Winchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
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|<3>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Winchester. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Winchester) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Winchester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winchester
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winchester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1857, Longitude: -78.1633 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Winchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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