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Winston-Salem, NC: What you need to know

With the motto “City of the Arts and Innovation” because of its dedication to fine arts and technological research, Winston-Salem is among the most progressive cities on the East Coast. Home to Wake Forest University, the city has a college-town feel with the amenities of a larger town. Residents have access to excellent healthcare led by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and its 11,000 employees, and Novant Health with its 8,000 employees. The city houses Hanes Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in North Carolina.


Winston-Salem, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 236,642
Median Age 35
Median Household Income $39,882
Median Home Price $141,100
Walkscore 22

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Winston-Salem, NC Demographics

Median Population in Winston-Salem, NC

Median Age 34.6%
Age 18 Over 75.7%
Age 21 Over 70.2%
Age 62 Over 16%
Age 65 Over 13%

Race in Winston-Salem, NC

  Ethnicity White 57.2%
  Ethnicity Black 34.8%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.1%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 15.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 3.7%

Population By Gender in Winston-Salem, NC

  Male 46.8%
  Female 53.2%

Language in Winston-Salem, NC

  English Only 82.7%
  English Other 17.3%

Economics in Winston-Salem, NC

  Median Household Income $39,882
  Median Home Price $141,100
  Homes Owned 45.6%
  Homes Rent 54.4%
  Median Property Rent $724

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Commute Types in Winston-Salem, NC

  Walked 2.2%
  Worked at Home 4.6%
  Public Transportation 1.9%
  Other Means 1.9%
  Drove Alone 81.8%
  Carpooled 7.6%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 282
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