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Population (year 2000): 20,810. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,181 (+1.8% change)
Males: 9,792 (47.1%), Females: 11,018 (52.9%)

Median resident age: 41.1 years
Median household income: $94,049 (year 2000)
Median house value: $421,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Winchester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.4%)
  • Chinese (1.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Korean (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (28.4%), Italian (20.4%), English (14.9%), German (8.7%), French (4.1%), United States (3.9%).

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Elevation: 62 feet

Land area: 6.0 square miles

Winchester,

For population 25 years and over in Winchester

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 64.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 32.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Winchester town

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

10.8% Foreign born (5.3% Europe, 3.6% Asia).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (3.3 miles Medford, pop. 55,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (9.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (225.8 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Winchester, MA (2.3 miles Woburn, MA Arlington, (2.8 miles MA (3.3 miles Medford, MA (3.6 miles Stoneham, MA (4.7 miles Belmont,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 11 buildings, average cost: $255,600
  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $242,100
  • 1998: 33 buildings, average cost: $263,200
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $258,800
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $328,600
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $317,900
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $320,200
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $341,900
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $337,600
  • 2005: 23 buildings, average cost: $332,200

Latitude: 42.45 N, Longitude: 71.14 W

Area code: 781

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (21.9%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (14.3%).


 

Crime in Winchester by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.8 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0 0 3
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4
Robberies 1 0 1 0 4 6
    per 100,000 4.8 0.0 4.8 0.0 19.2 28.8
Assaults 4 7 3 4 5 7
    per 100,000 19.2 33.6 14.4 19.2 24.0 33.6
Burglaries 41 44 26 32 28 47
    per 100,000 197.0 211.4 124.9 153.8 134.6 225.9
Thefts 253 241 232 191 171 198
    per 100,000 1215.8 1158.1 1114.8 917.8 821.7 951.5
Auto thefts 15 21 15 11 10 8
    per 100,000 72.1 100.9 72.1 52.9 48.1 38.4
73.5 75.9 63.4 60.4 56.7 78.1


Average climate in Winchester, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Winchester,

Winchester-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.0 miles away from the Winchester city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Hospital/medical center in Winchester:
  • WINCHESTER HOSPITAL (41 HIGHLAND AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Winchester:
  • NEW ENGLAND REHAB HOSP (about 3 miles; WOBURN, MA)
  • MCLEAN HOSPITAL CORPORATION (about 5 miles; BELMONT, MA)
  • CAMBRIDGE HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Winchester:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 10 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 13 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • MANCHESTER (about 39 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Winchester:
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 18 miles; METHUEN, MA; ID: MA2)
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 19 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; ID: LWM)
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 19 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)

Amtrak stations near Winchester:
  • 5 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.). Services: ticket office.
  • 9 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 9 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Winchester:
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; MEDFORD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 8,627)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 20,531)
  • LESLEY UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 7 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 9,895)
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,651)
  • BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,638)
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 25,110)
Public high school in Winchester:
  • WINCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 937; Location: 80 SKILLINGS ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Winchester:
  • AGAPE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 185; Location: 620 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Winchester:
  • MCCALL MIDDLE (Students: 866; Location: 458 MAIN STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LINCOLN (Students: 458; Location: 161 MYSTIC VAL PKWY; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LYNCH ELEMENTARY (Students: 388; Location: 10 BRANTWOOD RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • VINSON-OWEN (Students: 336; Location: 75 JOHNSON RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • AMBROSE ELEMENTARY (Students: 300; Location: 27 HIGH STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MURACO (Students: 286; Location: 33 BATES RD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Winchester:
  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 199; Location: 162 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: PK - 5)
  • CHILDRENS OWN SCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 86 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Winchester:
  • WINCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,226,230; Location: 80 WASHINGTON ST.; 109,969 books; 6,253 audio materials; 4,653 video materials; 230 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Winchester: Wedgemere Station (A), Winchester Country Club (B), Economy Shoppers Center (C), Winchester Public Library (D), Flag Research Center Library (E).

Shopping Center: Economy Shoppers Center Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Winchester include: Unitarian Church of Winchester (A), Temple Shir Tikvah (B), Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church (C), Second Congregational Church (D), Saint Marys Church (E), Epiphany Episcopal Church (F), Saint Eulalia Church (G), First Baptist Church of Winchester (H).

Cemetery: Wildwood Cemetery (1).

Lakes and reservoirs: Judkins Pond (A), Long Pond (B), Aberjona Pond (C), Winter Pond (D), Mill Pond (E), Wedge Pond (F), North Reservoir (G).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Aberjona River (A), Horn Pond Brook (B).

Parks in Winchester include: Everett Avenue-Sheffield Road Historic District (1), Wedgemere Historic District (2), Manchester Field (3), Firth-Glengarry Historic District (4), Davidson Park (5), Winchester Center Historic District (6), Palmer Playground (7).

Post office: (A).  


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

Strongest AM radio stations in Winchester:
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Winchester:
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMFO (91.5 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: TUFTS UNIVERSITY)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Winchester:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

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