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Winchester, Indiana
City of Winchester
Randolph County Courthouse and veterans' monument in downtown Winchester
Randolph County Courthouse and veterans' monument in downtown Winchester
Nickname(s): 
Dub - C (WC), Sugar Cream Pie Capital
Location of Winchester in Randolph County, Indiana.
Location of Winchester in Randolph County, Indiana.
Birds-eye view of Winchester
Birds-eye view of Winchester
Country United States
State Indiana
County Randolph
Township White River
Named for Winchester, Hampshire
Area
 • Total 3.47 sq mi (8.99 km2)
 • Land 3.46 sq mi (8.96 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,093 ft (333 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 4,843
 • Density 1,400.12/sq mi (540.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47394
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-84752
GNIS feature ID 446166

Winchester is a city in White River Township, Randolph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 4,935 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Randolph County. It is the home of Winchester Speedway.

History

Winchester was laid out in 1818 as the county seat. A post office has been in operation at Winchester since 1820.

The Gen. Asahel Stone Mansion, Winchester Courthouse Square Historic District, and Winchester Residential Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Winchester is located at 40°10′23″N 84°58′39″W / 40.17306°N 84.97750°W / 40.17306; -84.97750 (40.173165, -84.977435).

According to the 2010 census, Winchester has a total area of 3.343 square miles (8.66 km2), of which 3.33 square miles (8.62 km2) (or 99.61%) is land and 0.013 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.39%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 532
1870 1,456
1880 1,958 34.5%
1890 3,014 53.9%
1900 3,705 22.9%
1910 4,266 15.1%
1920 4,021 −5.7%
1930 4,487 11.6%
1940 5,303 18.2%
1950 5,467 3.1%
1960 5,742 5.0%
1970 5,493 −4.3%
1980 5,659 3.0%
1990 5,095 −10.0%
2000 5,037 −1.1%
2010 4,935 −2.0%
2020 4,843 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 4,935 people, 2,051 households, and 1,281 families living in the city. The population density was 1,482.0 inhabitants per square mile (572.2/km2). There were 2,349 housing units at an average density of 705.4 per square mile (272.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6%.

Of the 2,051 households 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 32.2% of households were one person and 14.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age was 40.2 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

Education

The town has a lending library, the Winchester Community Public Library.

Willard Elementary School

Notable people

  • James P. Goodrich, Governor of Indiana, 1917–1921, born in Winchester
  • Randy Jo Hobbs, musician born in Winchester
  • James Eli Watson, U. S. Senator
  • Robert Wise, Hollywood director, born in Winchester
  • Greg Leffler, Indy car driver
  • Troy Puckett, pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1911, born in Winchester
  • I. Marlene King, creator of the ABC Family original series Pretty Little Liars
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