Winchester, Indiana

Winchester is a city in White River Township, Randolph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[4] The population was 4,935 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Randolph County.[5] It is the home of Winchester Speedway.

Winchester, Indiana
City of Winchester
Randolph County Courthouse and veterans' monument in downtown Winchester
Nickname(s): 
Dub - C (WC), Sugar Cream Pie Capital
Location of Winchester in Randolph County, Indiana.
Birds-eye view of Winchester
Coordinates: 40°10′23″N 84°58′39″W
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyRandolph
TownshipWhite River
Named forWinchester, Hampshire
Government
  MayorRobert (Bob) McCoy (R)
Area
  Total3.47 sq mi (8.99 km2)
  Land3.46 sq mi (8.96 km2)
  Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation1,093 ft (333 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total4,843
  Density1,400.12/sq mi (540.66/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47394
Area code765
FIPS code18-84752[3]
GNIS feature ID446166
Websitewww.winchester-in.gov

History

Winchester was laid out in 1818 as the county seat.[6] A post office has been in operation at Winchester since 1820.[7]

The Gen. Asahel Stone Mansion, Winchester Courthouse Square Historic District, and Winchester Residential Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[8][9]

Geography

Winchester is located at 40°10′23″N 84°58′39″W (40.173165, -84.977435).[10]

According to the 2010 census, Winchester has a total area of 3.343 square miles (8.66 km2), of which 3.33 square miles (8.62 km2) (or 99.61%) is land and 0.013 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.39%) is water.[11]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850532
18701,456
18801,95834.5%
18903,01453.9%
19003,70522.9%
19104,26615.1%
19204,021−5.7%
19304,48711.6%
19405,30318.2%
19505,4673.1%
19605,7425.0%
19705,493−4.3%
19805,6593.0%
19905,095−10.0%
20005,037−1.1%
20104,935−2.0%
20204,843−1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 4,935 people, 2,051 households, and 1,281 families living in the city. The population density was 1,482.0 inhabitants per square mile (572.2/km2). There were 2,349 housing units at an average density of 705.4 per square mile (272.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6%.[13]

Of the 2,051 households 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 32.2% of households were one person and 14.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age was 40.2 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census there were 5,037 people, 2,171 households, and 1,350 families living in the city. The population density was 1,623.8 inhabitants per square mile (627.0/km2). There were 2,377 housing units at an average density of 766.3 per square mile (295.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.31% White, 0.24% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41%.[3]

Of the 2,171 households 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 33.7% of households were one person, and 16.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out, with 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median household income was $28,500 and the median family income was $37,607. Males had a median income of $28,947 versus $22,226 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,753. About 10.9% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The town has a lending library, the Winchester Community Public Library.[14]

Willard Elementary School[15]

Notable people

References

  1. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "Winchester, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  5. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. Tucker, E. (1882). History of Randolph County, Indiana: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers : to which are Appended Maps of Its Several Townships. A.L. Klingman. p. 36.
  7. "Randolph County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  8. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  9. "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 3/21/11 through 3/25/11. National Park Service. 2011-04-01.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  12. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  14. "Indiana public library directory" (PDF). Indiana State Library. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  15. I've seen this school, one could also check google maps
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