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The City of Winchester had a population of 1,481 as of July 1, 2016. Winchester ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Winchester is located at latitude 39.6298 and longitude -90.456 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Winchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 541 feet.

The City of Winchester (GNIS ID: 2397336) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Winchester is located within Winchester Number 3 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Winchester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Winchester, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,481
Population in Households 1,450
Population in Familes 1,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 1,312
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 667
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 421
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $84,923
Average Home Value $103,789


Median Household Income $44,857
Average Household Income $61,152
Per Capita Income $26,550
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.16% -0.99%
Households -0.99% -0.85%
Families -0.34% -1.02%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Winchester, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winchester to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 594 57th
Population Density1 # 576 58th
Diversity Index2 # 1168 15th
Median Household Income # 970 29th
Per Capita Income # 599 56th

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