|Riverside County and the state of California|
|• Total||7.732 sq mi (20.025 km2)|
|• Land||7.732 sq mi (20.025 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||1,473 ft (449 m)|
|• Density||330/sq mi (130/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1652814|
Winchester was founded in 1886 in Pleasant Valley in what was then San Diego County. The town was named after the widow of Horace Winchester, Mrs. Amy Winchester.
Largely rural for most of its history, and home to agricultural businesses including the Winchester Cheese Company, Winchester experienced rapid growth during the housing construction boom in the early to mid-2000s. However, construction and growth slowed when the housing bubble burst in 2007, resulting in a housing market correction.
Winchester is located at (33.707871, -117.086861).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.7 square miles (20 km2), all of it land.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Winchester had a population of 2,534. The population density was 327.7 people per square mile (126.5/km²). The racial makeup of Winchester was 1,577 (62.2%) White, 38 (1.5%) African American, 17 (0.7%) Native American, 46 (1.8%) Asian, 2 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 728 (28.7%) from other races, and 126 (5.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,233 persons (48.7%).
The Census reported that 2,534 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 769 households, out of which 326 (42.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 425 (55.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 94 (12.2%) had a female householder with no husband present, 53 (6.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 54 (7.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 6 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 149 households (19.4%) were made up of individuals and 71 (9.2%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.30. There were 572 families (74.4% of all households); the average family size was 3.78.
The population was spread out with 762 people (30.1%) under the age of 18, 218 people (8.6%) aged 18 to 24, 613 people (24.2%) aged 25 to 44, 649 people (25.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 292 people (11.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.6 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.4 males.
There were 850 housing units at an average density of 109.9 per square mile (42.4/km²), of which 491 (63.8%) were owner-occupied, and 278 (36.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.3%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.4%. 1,514 people (59.7% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,020 people (40.3%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,155 people, 741 households, and 532 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 304.1 people per square mile (117.4/km²). There were 819 housing units at an average density of 115.6 per square mile (44.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.1% White, 2.0% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 14.3% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.4% of the population.
There were 741 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.9 and the average family size was 3.4.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,472, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $26,354 versus $28,021 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,028. About 9.7% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.
Suburbs surrounding Winchester
- Adam Yahiye Gadahn, an American-born member of terrorist group Al Qaeda grew up in the town.
- Sgt. Janek Pawel Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana Faye Jenkins-Pietrzak, 2008 murder victims.
In the state legislature Winchester is located in the 37th Senate District, represented by Republican Bill Emmerson, and in the 65th Assembly District, represented by Republican Paul Cook. Federally, Winchester is located in California's 45th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +3 and is represented by Republican Mary Bono Mack.
- U.S. Census
- Riverside County, California, Place Names: Their Origins and Their Stories by Jane Davies Gunther
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2008-02-10.