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Winchester, California - Basic Facts

The Winchester Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Riverside County at latitude 33.7146 and longitude -117.0769. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,473 feet.

The formal official name is the Winchester Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Winchester, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Winchester indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Winchester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Winchester, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,725
Population in Households 2,723
Population in Familes 2,406
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 352
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 821
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 660
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 591 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $232,874
Average Home Value $231,937


Median Household Income $41,697
Average Household Income $58,194
Per Capita Income $17,590
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.72% 3.8%
Households 1.55% 3.69%
Families 3.42% 3.64%
Median Household Income   3.76%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Winchester, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winchester to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 810 47th
Population Density1 # 1021 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 371 76th
Median Household Income # 1092 28th
Per Capita Income # 1200 21st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.