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Population (year 2000): 16,724. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,494 (-1.4% change)
Males: 7,863 (47.0%), Females: 8,861 (53.0%)

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Median resident age: 35.0 years
Median household income: $31,254 (year 2000)
Median house value: $80,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Winchester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.3%)
  • Black (8.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (23.6%), Irish (8.9%), English (8.8%), German (7.2%), Italian (1.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

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Land area: 7.6 square miles

Winchester,

For population 25 years and over in Winchester

  • High school or higher: 69.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Winchester city

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +868 (+5.5%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: KY Lexington-Fayette, (21.5 miles pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (358.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Middletown, KY North (11.6 miles KY Paris, (15.5 miles Sterling, KY (17.0 miles Mount KY Richmond, (18.9 miles KY (19.8 miles Camargo, City, KY (19.8 miles Clay KY Lexington-Fayette, (21.5 miles KY (21.5 miles Millersburg,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 50 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 1997: 117 buildings, average cost: $66,400
  • 1998: 162 buildings, average cost: $60,700
  • 1999: 306 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2000: 123 buildings, average cost: $78,300
  • 2001: 0 buildings

Latitude: 37.99 N, Longitude: 84.18 W

Area code: 859


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.0%), Educational,health and social services (18.1%), Retail trade (16.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,862 (+23.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,550 (49.2%)

Crime in Winchester (2004):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (12.1 per 100,000)
  • 18 robberies (109.2 per 100,000)
  • 24 assaults (145.5 per 100,000)
  • 159 burglaries (964.2 per 100,000)
  • 624 thefts (3784.1 per 100,000)
  • 55 auto thefts (333.5 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 307.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Winchester, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Winchester,

Winchester-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the Winchester city center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 tornado 35.7 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 122 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Matt Ginter - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Detroit Tigers, born: Dec 24, 1977), Yeremiah Bell - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Mar 3, 1978), Andrew Preston - College basketball player (Belmont Bruins).


Main business address for: DELTA NATURAL GAS CO INC (NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION).


Hospital/medical center in Winchester:
  • CLARK REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1107 W LEXINGTON AV)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Winchester:
  • BOURBON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; PARIS, KY)
  • RIDGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (about 16 miles; LEXINGTON, KY)
  • ST JOSEPH EAST (about 16 miles; LEXINGTON, KY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Winchester:
  • BLUE GRASS (about 29 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; ID: LEX)
  • CINCINNATI MUNI AIRPORT LUNKEN FIELD (about 78 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; ID: LUK)
  • CINCINNATI/NORTHERN KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL (about 79 miles; COVINGTON/CINCINNATI, OH, KY; ID: CVG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Winchester:
  • MOUNT STERLING-MONTGOMERY COUNTY (about 16 miles; MOUNT STERLING, KY; ID: IOB)
  • GEORGETOWN SCOTT COUNTY - MARSHALL FLD (about 24 miles; GEORGETOWN, KY; ID: 27K)
  • CYNTHIANA-HARRISON COUNTY (about 26 miles; CYNTHIANA, KY; ID: 0I8)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 1 $2,566 $30,792 0 $0
Firefighters 55 $194,310 $42,394 0 $0
Police - Other 14 $32,167 $27,571 18 $6,348
Police Protection - Officers 34 $126,475 $44,638 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $33,230 $36,250 5 $3,133
Financial Administration 5 $12,573 $30,175 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $3,193 $19,158 0 $0
Water Supply 24 $69,593 $34,796 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $23,732 $47,464 1 $1,156
Sewerage 25 $69,621 $33,418 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 26 $65,774 $30,357 0 $0
Streets and Highways 14 $31,948 $27,384 0 $0
Totals for Government 217 $665,181 $36,784 24 $10,636


College/University in Winchester:
  • MOTIF BEAUTY ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 21; Location: 23 W LEXINGTON AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Winchester:
  • EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; RICHMOND, KY; Full-time enrollment: 11,214)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY (about 23 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; FT enrollment: 20,492)
  • LEXINGTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; MOREHEAD, KY; FT enrollment: 6,866)
  • NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY; FT enrollment: 9,668)
  • XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 82 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; FT enrollment: 4,977)
  • CINCINNATI STATE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 84 miles; CINCINNATI, OH; FT enrollment: 3,972)
Public high school in Winchester:
  • GEORGE ROGERS CLARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,467; Location: 620 BOONE AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Winchester:
  • CLARK COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 150 MARYLAND AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Winchester:
  • CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 749; Location: 1 EDUCATIONAL PLAZA; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • STRODE STATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 588; Location: 2 EDUCATIONAL PLAZA; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAM G CONKWRIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 506; Location: 360 MT STERLING RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SHEARER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 410; Location: 244 E BROADWAY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 362; Location: 330 MT STERLING ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PROVIDENCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 314; Location: 7076 OLD BOONESBORO RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FANNIE BUSH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 269; Location: 250 N MAIN ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HANNAH MCCLURE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 30 BECKNER ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PILOT VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 155; Location: 7501 IRONWORKS RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TRAPP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 11400 IRVINE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Winchester:
  • ST AGATHA ACADEMY SCHOOL (Students: 181; Location: 244 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CALVARY'S KIDS CHRISTIAN PRESC (Students: 111; Location: 15 REDWING DRIVE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Winchester:
  • CLARK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $917,637; Location: 370 SOUTH BURNS AVENUE; 68,662 books; 2,488 audio materials; 1,935 video materials; 185 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Winchester include: Allen Church (A), Clark Church (B), Northside Church (C).

Cemetery: Daniel Grove Cemetery (1).


Winchester compared to Kentucky state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Winchester:
  • WMJR (1380 AM; 3 kW; WINCHESTER, KY; Owner: THY KINGDOM COME NETWORK, INC)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXRA (1580 AM; 10 kW; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLXG (1300 AM; 3 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WYGH (1440 AM; 1 kW; PARIS, KY; Owner: HAMMOND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCGW (770 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NICHOLASVILLE, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Winchester:
  • WEKU (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WLKT (104.5 FM; LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVLK-FM (92.9 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLRO (101.5 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUKY (91.3 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF KENTUCKY)
  • WGKS (96.9 FM; PARIS, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXZZ (103.3 FM; GEORGETOWN, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMXL (94.5 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKQQ (100.1 FM; WINCHESTER, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBUL-FM (98.1 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCYO (100.7 FM; IRVINE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY RIVER BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMKJ (105.5 FM; MOUNT STERLING, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKV-FM (104.9 FM; STANTON, KY; Owner: PARKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCDA (106.3 FM; VERSAILLES, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBVX (92.1 FM; CARLISLE, KY; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WJMM-FM (99.3 FM; HARRODSBURG, KY; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY, LLC)
  • WLTO (102.5 FM; NICHOLASVILLE, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVRB (95.3 FM; WILMORE, KY; Owner: VERNON R. BALDWIN, INC.)
  • WLFX (106.7 FM; BEREA, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRFL (88.1 FM; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: UN OF KENTUCKY BD OF TRUSTEES)

TV broadcast stations around Winchester:
  • WLEX-TV (Channel 18; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WLEX COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WKLE (Channel 46; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WTVQ-TV (Channel 36; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYT-TV (Channel 27; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WKYT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WUPX-TV (Channel 67; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: PAXSON LEXINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)

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