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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Winder is a town in Georgia with a population of 15,403. Winder is in Barrow County. Living in Winder offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Winder there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Winder and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Winder are above average.
About Winder...
Population
15,403

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$867
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Winder Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    768.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    81.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    487.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,411.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Winder

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,310
National
$55,322
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Winder Reviews

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Living here was the last thing I wanted to do. Winder is very quiet. There are places you can go and visit for a day of fun, but it's not worth visiting twice. There is Ft. Yargo Park, which is a nice, but it is overcrowded on the weekends. Most time if you want something more substantial in the way of entertainment or even a variety of basic needs, you would have to drive south towards the Atlanta suburbs like Duluth, Suwanee, or Lawrenceville. The good thing is Athens is nearby and provides more opportunities for a little more diversity if you don't mind the the college town vibe.
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The Barrow County Board has a lot to work on with diversity as a goal a group of citizens wants the county to remember winder's history of African American education. The Glenwood Barrow County High School Alumni Association gave a celebration to the school board celebrating the local history of African American education. The board needs to preserve our history to develop the future. In Winder, GA Barrow County the history of African American education was wiped out, the Glenwood High School and Elementary closed in 1970. There's a missing historical marker in front of Winder-Barrow Middle School indicating the history and contributions of the Glenwood schools.
There are two schools built in Barrow County for two prominent local African American educators: Lafar Dupree Sims and Grace Moon Lay. Barrow County’s diversity is Black, White and Indian cultures. It's past time for Barrow Board of Education to embrace diversity.
Winder is a family atmosphere community. It is quiet most of the time and on the clean side as far as roadways and sidewalks. This is a place where everyone feels like they know everyone. You can go and down the road all day and each you go or come, someone will wave. When I first moved to Winder, GA I felt like I was in Mayberry. Many of the neighbors practice the "good fence" policy. If I could change anything in Winder, it would be the types of activities provided for the younger to middle age generation, dinning our restaurants versus fast foods.