What is the current population of Winston-Salem?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Winston-Salem is 247,945. Winston-Salem, North Carolina is the 90th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Winston-Salem?

The current population of Winston-Salem (247,945) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Winston-Salem growing?

Winston-Salem has grown 22.6% since the 2000. Winston-Salem, North Carolina is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 60% 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 3.6x bigger than Winston-Salem.

What county is Winston-Salem, North Carolina in?

Winston-Salem is located entirely in Forsyth County.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 247,945 90
2018 246,328 89
2017 244,605 89
2016 242,203 89
2015 241,218 88
2014 239,269 87
2013 236,441 86
2012 234,349 85
2011 231,829 85
2010 229,617 83
2009 229,828 84
2008 227,834 84
2007 223,532 85
2006 220,126 84
2005 216,961 85
2004 213,463 85
2003 210,731 87
2002 207,556 86
2001 205,210 87
2000 202,198 87
1990 167,254 106

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
80 Jersey City, New Jersey 262,075 9.1%
81 Chandler, Arizona 261,165 45.4%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 259,680 23.6%
83 Lubbock, Texas 258,862 29.2%
84 Scottsdale, Arizona 258,069 26.3%
85 Reno, Nevada 255,601 38.9%
86 Buffalo, New York 255,284 -12.6%
87 Gilbert, Arizona 254,114 116.6%
88 Glendale, Arizona 252,381 13.7%
89 North Las Vegas, Nevada 251,974 113.5%
90 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 247,945 22.6%
91 Chesapeake, Virginia 244,835 22.2%
92 Norfolk, Virginia 242,742 3.6%
93 Fremont, California 241,110 18.0%
94 Garland, Texas 239,928 11.0%
95 Irving, Texas 239,798 24.9%
96 Hialeah, Florida 233,339 3.1%
97 Richmond, Virginia 230,436 16.5%
98 Boise City, Idaho 228,959 17.0%
99 Spokane, Washington 222,081 12.7%
100 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 220,236 -3.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
41 Raleigh 474,069 63.3%
67 Greensboro 296,710 29.8%
74 Durham 278,993 47.7%
90 Winston-Salem 247,945 22.6%
108 Fayetteville 211,657 6.1%
154 Cary 170,282 74.8%

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