Winchester, Ohio

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Winchester, Ohio
Village
Location of Winchester, Ohio
Location of Winchester, Ohio
Coordinates: 38°56′25″N 83°39′11″W / 38.94028°N 83.65306°W / 38.94028; -83.65306Coordinates: 38°56′25″N 83°39′11″W / 38.94028°N 83.65306°W / 38.94028; -83.65306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Adams
Area[1]
 • Total 2.63 sq mi (6.81 km2)
 • Land 2.61 sq mi (6.76 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 906 ft (276 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,051
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,045
 • Density 402.7/sq mi (155.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45697
Area code(s) 937

Winchester is a village in Adams County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,051 at the 2010 census. The name of the surrounding township is also Winchester.

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Geography[edit]

Winchester is located at 38°56′25″N 83°39′11″W / 38.940248°N 83.653174°W / 38.940248; -83.653174 (38.940248, -83.653174).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.63 square miles (6.81 km2), of which, 2.61 square miles (6.76 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,051 people, 420 households, and 273 families residing in the village. The population density was 402.7 inhabitants per square mile (155.5 /km2). There were 462 housing units at an average density of 177.0 per square mile (68.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 420 households of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the village was 35.9 years. 27.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,025 people, 410 households, and 280 families residing in the village. The population density was 381.8 people per square mile (147.7/km2). There were 448 housing units at an average density of 166.9 per square mile (64.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.02% White, 0.20% Native American, 0.39% Asian, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 410 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,344, and the median income for a family was $36,750. Males had a median income of $33,036 versus $19,028 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,711. About 9.5% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Winchester was laid out in 1815 by Joseph Darlinton. It was named for Darlinton's former hometown of Winchester, Virginia.[7]

There is also an Ohio Historic Site in Winchester, the Dr. A. C. Lewis House. The Dr. A. C. Lewis home was built between 1845 and 1848. Dr. Lewis is considered the first resident physician of Winchester. He was a known abolitionist and used the house as a station on the underground railroad.

Local businesses[edit]

In the fall of 2006, Winchester's first fast food restaurant moved into town: a Subway opened in a small building next to the Marathon gas station on Route 136. Many locals were excited to see the new business place, saying that it was a sign of sure economic growth in the small town. There are two other restaurants in town, including Fancy's Famous Pizza on Route 136 and Reid's Dairy Bar on the northern side of town.

There is a Budget Host Inn in Winchester, a two-story motel with 20 rooms and semi truck parking.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Evans, Nelson Wiley (1900). A History of Adams County, Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. E B. Stivers. p. 498.