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Winchester, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Winchester had a population of 1,472 as of July 1, 2019. 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 -90.4562 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Winchester 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.


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Winchester, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Winchester, IL Housing Affordability Index is 293
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Winchester, IL Wealth Index is 70
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,472
Population in Households 1,442
Population in Familes 1,144
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density 1,304
Diversity Index1 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,798
Average Household Income $67,775
Per Capita Income $29,249
Wealth Index3 70

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 480 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 183 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $96,111
Housing Affordability Index2 293
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 663
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 416
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.85% -0.98%
Households -0.74% -0.89%
Families -0.36% -0.98%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Winchester, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winchester to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 588 57th
Population Density # 556 59th
Diversity Index # 1232 10th
Median Household Income # 888 35th
Per Capita Income # 680 50th

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