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Winchester is a city in Scott County, in the Jacksonville metro area.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Winchester. For links to other places called Winchester, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Winchester is 39.629N. The longitude is -90.456W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 541 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,634.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Winchester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Scott County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62694 ZIP code.
24% of Winchester residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Winchester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Winchester was $17,354, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Winchester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Winchester include Winchester Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Winchester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $199. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $663.
Libraries in Winchester include Winchester Public Library ... View libraries
Scott County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Winchester political report.
The average commute time for Winchester workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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