Winchester, Nevada

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Winchester is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States that contains part of the Las Vegas Strip. It is one of a number of CDPs in the unincorporated urbanized area directly south of Las Vegas. The population was 26,958 at the 2000 census. It is governed by the Clark County Commission with advice from the Winchester Town Advisory Board. “Winchester, NV” does not appear in postal addresses; the United States Postal Service has assigned “Las Vegas, NV” as the place name for the ZIP codes containing Winchester.

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History

Founded as Paradise A in April, 1951. The town was renamed to Winchester, Nevada, in 1953.[1]

Geography

Winchester sits in the east-central part of the Las Vegas Valley. To the north it borders Las Vegas, to the west and south is the CDP of Paradise, and to the east is Sunrise Manor.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 26,958 people, 11,986 households, and 6,052 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,253.2 people per square mile (2,415.0/km²). There were 13,535 housing units at an average density of 3,139.6/sq mi (1,212.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.83% White, 7.03% African American, 0.87% Native American, 5.36% Asian, 0.44% Pacific Islander, 9.66% from other races, and 4.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.01% of the population.

There were 11,986 households out of which 20.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.5% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 3.01.

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