Today Warrington has a population of about 209,000. We have a thriving economy, a low unemployment rate and a high GVA, and we were ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK based on data for affordable housing, jobs, business, wellbeing, culture, transport and family life.
Warrington is a highly successful business location and a major centre of employment in the North West and the Northern Powerhouse. We’re home to the global, European and UK HQs of many high profile companies and our business base is particularly strong in nuclear energy, engineering, logistics and software.
Key people in Warrington’s history
From Old Billy, the world’s longest-lived horse, to notable scientists, philosophers, organ builders, friars, and more recently actors and radio hosts, there are many famous figures who were born, lived or died in Warrington.