Winston Salem, NC Demographic Data

Winston Salem, NC Summary

Winston Salem is located in Forsyth County in North Carolina
  • Population: 234,354
  • Area: 133.70 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 132.45 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 1.25 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 1,752.88 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 808.07 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Winston Salem, NC Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
128,962
53%
50.8
Male
113,238
47%
49.2
Total Population
242,200
 
323,128,000

Winston Salem, NC Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
14,165
5.8% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
17,054
7.0% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
16,614
6.9% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
18,474
7.6% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
17,584
7.3% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
32,778
13.5% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
30,248
12.5% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
30,175
12.5% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
15,032
6.2% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
14,729
6.1% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
19,320
8.0% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
11,847
4.9% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
4,180
1.7% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
184,286
76.1%
77.2
Female
99,967
54.2%
51.3
Male
84,319
45.8%
48.7
21 Years and over
171,708
70.9%
73.1
62 Years and over
42,739
17.6%
18.8
65 Years and over
35,347
14.6%
15.2
Female
21,122
59.8%
55.8
Male
14,225
40.2%
44.2
Median Age (years)
36
0.0%
0.0

Winston Salem, NC Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
235,837
97.4% 
96.8
White
138,133
57.0% 
72.6
Black or African American
84,404
34.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
825
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
5,279
2.2% 
5.4
Asian Indian
1,639
0.7% 
1.2
Chinese
2,032
0.8% 
1.3
Filipino
94
0.0% 
0.9
Japanese
15
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
299
0.1% 
0.4
Vietnamese
0
0.0% 
0.6
Other Asian
1,200
0.5% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
21
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
7,175
3.0% 
5.1
Two or More Races
6,363
2.6% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
33,784
13.9% 
17.8
Mexican
20,613
8.5% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
2,473
1.0% 
1.7
Cuban
418
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
10,280
4.2% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
208,416
86.1% 
82.2

Winston Salem, NC Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
8,919
5.6% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
10,855
6.9% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
36,356
23.0% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
35,006
22.1% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
12,849
8.1% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
33,158
20.9% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
21,166
13.4% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
19,774
12.5%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
138,535
87.5%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
54,324
34.3%
31.2

Winston Salem, NC Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
75,042
38.6%
33.7%
Now Married
82,022
42.2%
47.5
Divorced
19,130
9.8%
11.0%
Separated
5,702
2.9%
2.0
Widowed
12,471
6.4
5.8%

Winston Salem, NC Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
188,405
82.6%
78.4%
Languages other than english
39,630
17.4%
21.6%
Spanish
30,658
13.4%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
4,499
2.0%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
2,984
1.3%
3.5%
Other Languages
1,489
0.7%
1.1%

Winston Salem, NC Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
9,581
10.0%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
6,978
7.3%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
11,884
12.4%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
11,258
11.8%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
13,933
14.6%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
16,479
17.3%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
10,053
10.5%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
8,295
8.7%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
2,366
2.5%
5.8
$200,000 or more
4,679
4.9%
6.4
Median household income
42,605
 
57,617
Per capita income
27,789
 
31,128

Winston Salem, NC Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
210
0.2%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
11,076
10.3%
9.8
Construction
5,446
5.0%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
28,240
26.2%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
7,532
7.0%
6.6
Information
1,300
1.2%
2.1
Manufacturing
12,703
11.8%
10.1
Other services except public administration
5,911
5.5%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
10,295
9.5%
11.4
Public administration
2,343
2.2%
4.6
Retail trade
15,690
14.5%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
3,427
3.2%
5.2
Wholesale trade
3,676
3.4%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
7,785
7.2%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
41,088
38.1%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
14,635
13.6%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
24,500
22.7%
23.3%
Service occupations
19,841
18.4%
18.1%

Winston Salem, NC Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
107,160
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
87,729
81.9%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
9,975
9.3%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
1,251
1.2%
5.1
Walked
2,191
2.0%
2.7
Other means
1,883
1.8%
1.8
Worked at home
4,131
3.9%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
20.4
 
26.6

Winston Salem, NC Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
9,498
9.9%
8.7
1 vehicles
36,700
38.4%
33.2
2 vehicles
31,620
33.1%
37.1
3 or more
17,688
18.5%
21.0

Winston Salem, NC Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
95,506
88.6%
87.6
Owner Occupied
52,182
54.6%
63.1
Renter Occupied
43,324
45.4%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
12,331
11.4%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
11
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.4
0.0%
2.5

Winston Salem, NC Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
107,837
1 room
1,188
1.1%
2.4
2 rooms
1,817
1.7%
2.7
3 rooms
8,820
8.2%
9.1
4 rooms
22,908
21.2%
16.5
5 rooms
25,506
23.7%
19.8
6 rooms
16,238
15.1%
17.8
7 rooms
11,526
10.7%
12.0
8 rooms
8,681
8.1%
8.6
9 rooms or more
11,153
10.3%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Winston Salem, NC Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
107,837
 
 
1-unit, detached
65,929
61.1%
61.5
1-unit, attached
5,099
4.7%
5.9
2-units
1,591
1.5%
3.6
3 or 4 units
6,018
5.6%
4.4
5 to 9 units
10,096
9.4%
4.8
10 to 19 units
10,423
9.7%
4.4
20 or more units
5,526
5.1%
9.0
Mobile home
3,155
2.9%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Winston Salem, NC Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
7,919
7.3%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
6,106
5.7%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
14,685
13.6%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
15,277
14.2%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
16,207
15.0%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
15,045
14.0%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
11,348
10.5%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
16,171
15.0%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
3,419
3.2%
2.8%
2014 or later
1,660
1.5%
1.4%

Winston Salem, NC Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
28,917
30.3%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
2,283
2.4%
4.7
Electricity
57,321
60.0%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
6,179
6.5%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
249
0.3%
1.9
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
261
0.3%
0.5
No fuel used
296
0.3%
1.1

Winston Salem, NC Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
32,762
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
700
2.1%
1.6%
$2,000 to $2,499
841
2.6%
11.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,039
3.2%
7.0%
$3,000 or more
1,642
5.0%
10.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
4,548
13.9%
20.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
11,184
34.1%
28.8%
$500 to $999
12,808
39.1%
20.4%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
14,774
45.4%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
5,987
18.4%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
4,366
13.4%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
1,436
4.4%
7.0%
35.0% or more
5,944
18.3%
21.3%
Not Computed
255
0.0%
0.0%

Winston Salem, NC Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
41,611 
 
41,631,300 
$2,500 to $2,999
59
0.1%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
228
0.5%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
395
0.9%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
1,091
2.6%
11.9%
Less than $500
5,748
13.8%
10.7%
$1,000 to $1,499
7,510
18.0%
28.3%
$500 to $999
26,580
63.9%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
1,713
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
745
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
4,573
11.3%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
5,313
13.1%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
4,474
11.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
5,038
12.4%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
3,814
9.4%
9.0%
35.0% or more
17,410
42.9%
40.7%
Not Computed
2,702
0.0%
0.0%

Winston Salem, NC Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
52,182
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
3,909
7.5%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
9,658
18.5%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
14,104
27.0%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
9,551
18.3%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
7,021
13.5%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
4,504
8.6%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
2,772
5.3%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
663
1.3%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
144,500
 
205,000
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