Winston-Salem, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Winston-Salem is the 5th largest city in North Carolina with a population of 241,804 as of July 1, 2016. Winston-Salem ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Winston-Salem is located at latitude 36.1027 and longitude -80.261 in Forsyth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Winston-Salem (see map below) encompass a land area of 132.5 sq. miles and a water area of 1.23 sq. miles. Forsyth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Winston-Salem (GNIS ID: 2405771) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Winston-Salem is located within Township of Winston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Forsyth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Winston-Salem population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Winston-Salem: Winston.


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Winston-Salem, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 241,804
Population in Households 232,268
Population in Familes 178,910
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,536
Population Density1 1,825
Diversity Index2 73
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 96,541
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 57,568
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 109,324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51,737 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 44,805 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,783 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $150,894
Average Home Value $204,327
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,336
Average Household Income $63,475
Per Capita Income $26,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 0.96%
Households 0.72% 0.92%
Families 0.54% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Winston-Salem, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Winston-Salem to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 42 94th
Diversity Index2 # 46 94th
Median Household Income # 334 55th
Per Capita Income # 215 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.