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Winchester, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Winchester had a population of 1,425 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Winchester, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,425
Daytime Population: Workers 630
Daytime Population: Residents 681
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,311
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,395
Population in Familes 1,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 1,263
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $45,520
Average Household Income $63,117
Per Capita Income $27,202


Total Housing Units 731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 452 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $87,366
Average Home Value $107,024


Total Households 638
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 402
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.53% -1.67%
Households -1.46% -1.69%
Families -0.92% -1.86%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   3.55%

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, 2017 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 # 599 56th
Population Density # 598 56th
Diversity Index # 1148 16th
Median Household Income # 983 28th
Per Capita Income # 643 53rd

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