The city of Winchester is located in Hampshire, England. Winchester's major landmark is Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the distinction of having the longest nave and overall length of all Gothic cathedrals in Europe.
City Size and Population Density
The city is spread across over 255 square miles, and it is the 59th largest in England by area. According to the most recent estimates, the population of Winchester is 122,000. Based on these numbers, the population density is 480 inhabitants per square mile.
Winchester Population Demographics
There are more females than males living in Winchester, with women making up about 51% of the total population.
Most of the people residing in Winchester were born in England. Over 87% of the population was born in England. Other residents hale from placed including Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and South Africa, just to name a few places.
Almost everyone in Winchester speaks English, which is the official language. However, there are other languages spoken in certain regions, including Polish, Chinese, Nepalese and French.
Religion in Winchester
The majority of people living in Winchester are Christian. Christians make up over 63% of the population. Over one-quarter of the population does not follow a religion. There are also small populations of Buddhists, Sikhs, Muslims, Jews and Hindus throughout the region.
Growth in Winchester
The latest estimates put the population of Winchester at 122,000. This shows slight growth from the 116,595 people recorded during the 2011 census. There is no data indicating that the city’s population will stall or decline, so continued slow but steady growth is expected for [this English city](http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3862068/It-s-wonderful-Waverley-hell-Hull-League-table-prosperous-places-live-s-grim-north-does-town-rate.html).