The City of Winston-Salem is the 5th largest city in North Carolina with a population of 252,154 as of July 1, 2020. 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 36.0999 and longitude -80.2442 in Forsyth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Winston-Salem 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Winston-Salem: Winston.
|Total Population||252,154 (100%)|
|Population in Households||241,926 (95.9%)|
|Population in Families||185,559 (73.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||10,228 ( 4.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$44,393|
|Average Household Income||$69,432|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||15%|
|Per Capita Income||$28,212|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||113,005 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||51,748 (45.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||49,021 (43.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||12,236 (10.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$160,709|
|Average Home Value||$217,886|
|Housing Affordability Index3||152|
|Average Household Size||2.4|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.37%|
|Per Capita Income||1.92%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.87%|
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, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 5||99th|
|Population Density||# 44||94th|
|Median Household Income||# 417||44th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 157||21st|
|Per Capita Income||# 263||65th|
|Diversity Index||# 53||93rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.