City of Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem is located in Forsyth County in North Carolina. The median income is $40,869 and the median home value is $141,500. The unemployment rate is 12.84% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 19.1 minutes to work each day. The population is 55% White, 35% Black, 2% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 8% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Winston-Salem, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Winston-Salem has a Walk Score® of 22.
Median Household Income$40,869
Median Home Price$141,500
Wineries Less than an hour from Winston-Salem is a burgeoning wine country. The Yadkin Valley is home to about 35 wineries and vineyards on more than 1 million acres of land designated an American Viticultural Area. A little bit of Tuscany is in North Carolina thanks to the soil’s agreeable treatment of European grapes, and this continental atmosphere is muddled with classic Southern charm. The wineries keep Winston-Salem’s calendar full with events and festivals including concerts and grape-stomping. Bethabara Park
Winston-Salem is a city that appreciates arts and culture, so it's no surprise that it's home to a prominent art museum. The Reynolda House Museum of American Art has one of the best collections of American paintings and sculptures in the United States. Built in 1912, the home was originally a private residence for R.J. Reynolds, namesake and founder of the country’s second-largest tobacco company. Two generations of the Reynolds family lived on the estate before it was opened to the public.
The cookbook of award-winning Sweet Potatoes restaurant in Winston-Salem is titled Well Shut My Mouth!. And, when diners eat at Sweet Potatoes, that is exactly what they do. This Downtown Arts District eatery dishes out Southern cooking with a Sweet Potatoes twist.
SchoolsIn Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Winston-Salem rates.
BusinessIn Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Winston-Salem.
HealthIn Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Winston-Salem.