Winston-Salem Population By Year

Population Graph For Winston-Salem, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 250,320 90 0.4%
2020 249,349 90 0.8%
2010 229,617 83 1.3%
2000 202,198 87 1.9%
1990 167,254 106

Winston-Salem Population Facts

What is the current population of Winston-Salem?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Winston-Salem is 250,320. Winston-Salem, North Carolina is the 90th largest city in the US.

What county is Winston-Salem, North Carolina in?

Winston-Salem is located entirely in Forsyth County.

What is the size of Winston-Salem, North Carolina in square miles?

Winston-Salem has an area of 132.4 square miles. Winston-Salem is the 4th largest city, by area, in North Carolina.

What was the peak population of Winston-Salem?

The current population of Winston-Salem (250,320) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Winston-Salem growing?

Winston-Salem has grown 23.7% since the 2000. Winston-Salem, North Carolina is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 62% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Is Winston-Salem the biggest city in North Carolina?

No, Winston-Salem is the 5th largest city in the state of North Carolina. The biggest city, Charlotte, is 3.5x bigger than Winston-Salem.

What is the population density of Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

Winston-Salem has a population density of 1,733.6 people per square mile.

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
41 Raleigh 469,124 61.6%
69 Greensboro 298,263 30.5%
74 Durham 285,527 51.1%
90 Winston-Salem 250,320 23.7%
113 Fayetteville 208,778 4.6%
148 Cary 176,987 81.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
84 Fort Wayne, Indiana 265,974 4.7%
85 Lubbock, Texas 260,993 30.3%
86 St. Petersburg, Florida 258,201 3.7%
87 Laredo, Texas 256,153 42.7%
88 Irving, Texas 254,198 32.4%
89 Chesapeake, Virginia 251,269 25.4%
90 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 250,320 23.7%
91 Glendale, Arizona 249,630 12.5%
92 Scottsdale, Arizona 242,753 18.8%
93 Garland, Texas 242,035 12.0%
94 Boise City, Idaho 237,446 21.4%
95 Norfolk, Virginia 235,089 0.3%
96 Spokane, Washington 229,071 16.3%

Winston-Salem Demographics

What is the voting age population of Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

The total voting age population of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 171,652. The voting age population is 45.5% male and 54.5% female.

What percentage of Winston-Salem, North Carolina residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 14.1% of the residents of Winston-Salem are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

The racial demographics of Winston-Salem are 56.6% White, 34.9% Black, 2.8% Other, 2.8% Two or more races, 2.5% Asian, 0.3% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 15.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Winston-Salem, North Carolina residents are below the poverty line?

In Winston-Salem, 20.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 32.0%. On a per-household basis, 15.3% of families are below the poverty line in Winston-Salem.

What percentage of Winston-Salem, North Carolina residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 60.7% of Winston-Salem residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Winston-Salem, North Carolina residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.2% of Winston-Salem residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 34.5% have a bachelor's degree and 13.7% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Winston-Salem, North Carolina residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Winston-Salem residents aged 5 and older, 17.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 13.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.7% speak an Asian language.

Winston-Salem Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

The unemployment rate in Winston-Salem is 6.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Winston-Salem, North Carolina residents work for the government?

In Winston-Salem, 10.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

The median household income in Winston-Salem is $45,750.

Winston-Salem Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

In Winston-Salem, 53.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

Renters occupy 46.5% of housing units in Winston-Salem.

What percentage of Winston-Salem, North Carolina housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Winston-Salem, 7.4% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Winston-Salem, North Carolina housing units were built after 2000?

In Winston-Salem, 18.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 20,200 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Winston-Salem, North Carolina?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Winston-Salem is $806.

What percentage of households in Winston-Salem, North Carolina have broadband internet?

In Winston-Salem, 79.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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