Winchester, Virginia Population 2021

28,310
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Winchester is a city located in Frederick County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Frederick County. With a 2020 population of 28,310, it is the 20th largest city in Virginia and the 1363rd largest city in the United States . Winchester is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually and its population has increased by 8.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,203 in 2010. Winchester reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, Winchester has a population density of 3,080 people per square mile.

The average household income in Winchester is $78,498 with a poverty rate of 16.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,054 per month, and the median house value is $244,900. The median age in Winchester is 38.1 years, 36.4 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

Winchester Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Winchesterwas:

  • White: 82.01%
  • Black or African American: 10.07%
  • Two or more races: 4.24%
  • Asian: 2.24%
  • Other race: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Winchester, Virginia is 28,310 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,078.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,203.

Winchester, Virginia Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021142,7141,0740.75%
2020141,6401,0740.76%
2019140,5661,0740.76%
2018139,4921,4721.06%
2017138,0202,2811.65%
2016135,7391,4551.07%
2015134,2847580.56%
2014133,5261,2480.93%
2013132,2781,3681.03%
2012130,9109560.73%
2011129,9541,3021.00%
2010128,6520.00%

Winchester Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,87882.01%
Black or African American2,80810.07%
Two or More Races1,1834.24%
Asian6242.24%
Some Other Race3301.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native610.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.05%
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Winchester Population by Race

Winchester Population Pyramid $2021

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Winchester Median Age

38.1


Total

36.4


Male

39.6


Female

Winchester Adults

There are 21,499 adults, (4,443 of whom are seniors) in Winchester.

Winchester Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Winchester Sex Ratio

Female

14,203

50.91%

Male

13,694

49.09%

Winchester Population by Age

Winchester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Winchester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family31.1%68.9%
Male36.5%63.5%
Female38.3%61.7%
All44.3%55.7%
Married62.7%37.3%

44.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Winchester Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,4902.5644.3
Non Family4,4731.2931.1
Married3,9403.2862.7
Female1,4314.0538.3
Male6463.6936.5

3.31

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Winchester Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4747.95%
9th to 12th Grade1,4737.95%
High School Graduate4,56124.61%
Some College3,30217.81%
Associates Degree1,2236.60%
Bachelors Degree3,71020.02%
Graduate Degree2,79315.07%
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Winchester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Winchester Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,46012,2485,371
Hispanic2,4711,085375
Black1,7701,461264
Asian492458327
2+ Races374374211
Other Race2008110
Native American383215
Islander13

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.46%.

Winchester Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,846$40,090$30,867
Less Than 9th Grade$15,640$21,399$13,080
High School Graduate$30,548$35,126$27,967
Some College$40,287$47,500$35,824
Bachelors Degree$40,966$43,750$31,685
Graduate Degree$70,409$86,926$57,180

$34,846

Average Earnings

$40,090

Average Male

$30,867

Average Female

Winchester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Winchester Language by Age

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Winchester Language

80.06% of Winchester residents speak only English, while 19.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.27% of the population.

Winchester Language

Winchester Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,8111,78337.06%
White17,6691,6789.50%
Black2,63046717.76%
Multiple1,12637132.95%
Asian6197512.12%
Other3137022.36%

16.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.97%

Male Poverty Rate

19.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Winchester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Winchester is Hispanic, with 37.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Winchester is White, with 9.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.16%.

Winchester Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.66%
High School15.33%
Some College10.71%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%

Winchester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.93%
Male Unemployed30.27%
Female Employed10.61%
Male Employed7.59%

Winchester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Winchester Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,818$78,498
Families$69,358$92,789
Married Families$89,855-
Non Families$40,243$52,652
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Income by Household Type

Winchester Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Winchester Married by Age and Sex

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Winchester Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Winchester Marital Status by Race

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Winchester Marital Status

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1,745

Number of Veterans

1,552

Male Veterans

193

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam535
Second Gulf War446
First Gulf War434
Korea156
World War II72

Winchester Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+443
35 to 54395
65 to 74373
55 to 64278
18 to 34256

Winchester Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3557.57%
Black27312.45%
Asian7915.19%
Hispanic612.08%
2+ Races295.26%
Native American926.47%

Winchester Veterans by Race

Winchester Veterans by Education

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9.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Winchester Veterans by Education

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Winchester Employment by Age

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Winchester Employment by Race

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Winchester Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.82%

Born in Winchester

86.79%

Native Born

13.21%

Foreign Born

9.37%

Non Citizen

3.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.79% of Winchester residents were born in the United States, with 47.82% having been born in Virginia. 9.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Winchester Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202128,3101160.41%
202028,1941160.41%
201928,0781160.41%
201827,962-216-0.77%
201728,1783931.41%
201627,7853051.11%
201527,480980.36%
201427,382610.22%
201327,3213131.16%
201227,0083481.31%
201126,6605101.95%
201026,1502,5651.04%
200023,5851,6380.72%
199021,9471,7300.82%
198020,2175,5743.28%
197014,643-467-0.31%
196015,1101,2690.88%
195013,8411,7461.36%
194012,0951,2401.09%
193010,8553,9724.66%
19206,8831,0191.62%
19105,8647031.29%
19005,161-35-0.07%
18905,1962380.47%
18804,9584811.03%
18704,477850.19%
18604,3925351.31%
18503,8574031.11%
18403,4540.00%

Winchester Population by Year