Winston Salem, NC 27101 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27101: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Winston Salem, NC 27101

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Forsyth County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.104, Longitude -80.215
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,583
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 10,085
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,828
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,257

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Winston Salem, NC 27101 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,199
Daytime Population: Workers 27,284
Daytime Population: Residents 14,121
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 41,405
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.78
Population in Households 19,093
Population in Familes 12,537
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,106
Population Density2 1,756
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $27,961
Average Household Income $47,448
Per Capita Income $20,661


Total Housing Units 10,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,050 (28.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,196 (57.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,530 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $137,538
Average Home Value $174,025


Total Households 9,246
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 4,144
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.37% 1.05%
Households 1.55% 1.31%
Families 1.1% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   3.63%

Winston Salem, NC 27101 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27101 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 165 79th
Population Density # 66 92nd
Diversity Index # 108 86th
Median Household Income # 746 5th
Per Capita Income # 562 28th

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