is an independent city located in the northwestern portion
of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was
26,203. It is the county seat of Frederick County, although the two are
separate jurisdictions. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of
Winchester with surrounding Frederick County for statistical purposes.
Winchester is the principal city of the
Winchester, Virginia-West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a
part of the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined