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Winston-Salem Population

Winston-Salem is a city in North Carolina State of United States, located in the northwest Piedmont area, situated 65 miles northwest of the geographic center of the NC state. Winston-Salem population in 2021 is estimated to be 251,615, covers city area of 133.82 sq mi (346.59 sq km), ranks fifth most populous city in North Carolina. Winston and Salem are the towns of the two neighboring towns of Winston and Salem, In the 1880s, the US Post Office began referring to the two towns as Winston-Salem in 1880 and in 1913 the towns are merged and called as Winston-Salem, also called the Twin City for its dual heritage. It is in Forsyth County and second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region.

Below is the Winston-Salem, North Carolina population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010230,033
2011231,8470.79
2012233,8670.87
2013235,7410.80
2014238,5081.17
2015239,6960.50
2016241,6560.82
2017244,3731.12
2018246,3280.80
2019247,9450.66
2020249,5450.65
2021 *251,6150.83
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Winston-Salem city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearWinston-Salem Population
195093,233
1955106,234
1960125,065
1965134,112
1970141,448
1975154,231
1980169,161
1985177,205
1990184,122
1995227,080
2000288,670
2005335,300
2010383,253
2011393,640
2015438,079
2020*498,435
2025*544,724
2035*601,696
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Winston-Salem city Population(UA)


Winston-Salem Population Ranking & Density

As per 2020 Census, Winston-Salem population is 249,545, an increase of 19,928 people(8.7%) compared to 2010 census, Ranks 89th city in the United States, density is 1864.7 persons per square mile.


Winston-Salem Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Winston-Salem population is 247,951, out of these 116,682 are male, 131,269 are female, The sex ratio of Winston-Salem is 89. The median age of the Winston-Salem population is 35.0, Winston-Salem population by age are, under 18 years is 62,158, 16 years and over is 192,410, 18 years and over is 185,793, 21 years and over is 170,675, 65 years and over is 40,179. 47.1% are male, 52.9% are female, Population of Winston-Salem by age percent-wise is, 25.1% are under 18 years old, 77.6% are 16 years and over, 74.9% are 18 years and over, 68.8% are 21 years and over, 13.4% are 65 years and over. There are total 108,880 housing units, The voting population of Winston-Salem are 172,873, out of these 77,817 are male voters, 95,056 are female voters, 45.0% are male, 55.0% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -516,1666.5%
5 - 918,3157.4%
10 - 1417,8747.2%
15 - 1918,6957.5%
20 - 2418,4107.4%
25 - 3434,44813.9%
35 - 4432,32813.0%
45 - 5429,93812.1%
55 - 5915,6916.3%
60 - 6412,9205.2%
65 - 7418,9997.7%
75 - 8410,2204.1%
85 and over3,9471.6%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Winston-Salem Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Winston-Salem by race are:

White Population

White population in Winston-Salem, North Carolina are 140,814, percentage wise 56.8 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Winston-Salem, North Carolina are 88,464, percentage wise 35.7 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Winston-Salem, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Winston-Salem are 5,207, percentage wise 2.1 percent are asians, out of these 1,171 are Asian Indians, 2,432 are Chinese, 296 are Filipinos, 173 are Japanese, 0 are Korean, 416 are Vietnamese and 719 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Winston-Salem, North Carolina are 40,102. Percentage wise 16.2 percent are hispanics, out of these 26,822 are Mexican people, 3,376 are Puerto Ricans, 558 are Cubans, and 9,346 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race247,951Percent
White140,81456.8%
Black or African American88,46435.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native8340.3%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population5,2072.1%
Asian Indian1,1710.5%
Chinese2,4321.0%
Filipino2960.1%
Japanese1730.1%
Korean00.0%
Vietnamese4160.2%
Other Asian Population719
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander00.0%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino40,10216.2%
Mexican26,82210.8%
Puerto Rican3,3761.4%
Cuban5580.2%
Other Hispanic or Latino9,346
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Winston-Salem native population is 224,878, out of these 147,222 born in the North Carolina state and 75,531 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 23,073, out of these 8,566 are Naturalized US citizen, 1,248 are in Europe, 1,868 in Asia, 284 in Africa, 5,100 in Latin America and 66 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Winston-Salem are 14,507, out of these 208 are from Europe, 1,900 are from Asia, 787 from Africa, 11,499 are from Latin America and 113 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native224,878
Born in state of residence147,222
Born in other state in the United States75,531
Northeast22,667
Midwest0
South38,079
West5,416
Born outside the United States2,125
Puerto Rico225
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)1,900
Foreign born
Born outside of United States23,073
Naturalized U.S. citizen8,566
Europe1,248
Asia1,868
Africa284
Oceania0
Latin America5,100
Northern America66
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen14,507
Europe208
Asia1,900
Africa787
Oceania0
Latin America11,499
Northern America113
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Winston-Salem Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Winston-Salem, North Carolina are 108,880, Occupied housing units are 94,884, Rental vacancy rate is 10. Percentage of occupancy is 87, 45.09% of houses are owner occupied and 42.06% of houses are renter occupied in Winston-Salem. There are 59.10 percent of one-unit detached, 4.66 percent of one-units attached, 1.73 percent of two-unit houses, 3.87 percent of three or four unit homes. 1.85 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 34.30 percent are available with one vehicle, 27.61 percent are available with two vehicles, 16.05 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 9.18 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units108,880
Occupied housing units94,884
Occupied housing units percent87
Rental vacancy rate10
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached64,348
1-unit attached5,073
2 units1,889
3 or 4 units4,219
Mobile home2,011
Boat, RV, van, etc.29
Owner-occupied49,093
Renter-occupied45,791
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Winston-Salem Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is $154,200, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 1.94 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 9.38 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 10.32 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 9.84 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 6.89 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 3.39 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 3.03 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.31 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0002,111
$50,000 to $99,99910,212
$100,000 to $149,99911,234
$150,000 to $199,99910,711
$200,000 to $299,9997,498
$300,000 to $499,9993,690
$500,000 to $999,9993,297
$1,000,000 or more340
Median (dollars)154,200
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Winston-Salem Housing Mortgage

According to 2019 estimates of mortgage, The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,177, 0.34 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 9.33 percent pay between $500 to $999, 11.21 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 3.76 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 1.49 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 0.79 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 1.77 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $412, 2.54 percent of homes pay less than $250, 5.14 percent pays between $250 to $399, 5.99 percent pay between $400 to $599, 1.43 percent pays between $600 to $799, 0.47 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 0.63 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500365
$500 to $99910,154
$1,000 to $1,49912,208
$1,500 to $1,9994,094
$2,000 to $2,4991,620
$2,500 to $2,999859
$3,000 or more1,927
Median (dollars)1,177
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2502,770
$250 to $3995,598
$400 to $5996,518
$600 to $7991,562
$800 to $999510
$1,000 or more681
Median (dollars)412
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Winston-Salem Rental

Total number of Winston-Salem rental homes or apartments are 45,791, occupied by Renter, The median value of Winston-Salem average rental rate is $840. 10.67 percent of homes are under $500, 58.11 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 26.40 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 1.22 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.16 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $5004,888
$500 to $99926,608
$1,000 to $1,49910,123
$1,500 to $1,9991,966
$2,000 to $2,499475
$2,500 to $2,99985
$3,000 or more75
Median (dollars)840
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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