Winston Salem, NC Population

By | June 25, 2019

Population: 185,776. Estimated population in July 2020: 193,755 (+4.3% change)
Males: 87,345 (47.0%), Females: 98,431 (53.0%)

Forsyth County

Zip code: 27104

Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $37,006
Median house value: $102,200

Races in Winston-Salem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.4%)
  • Black (37.1%)
  • Hispanic (8.6%)
  • Other race (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (9.6%), German (9.2%), United States (7.5%), Irish (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Scottish (2.0%).

Elevation: 912 feet

Land area: 108.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Winston-Salem

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 30.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Winston-Salem city

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

8.3% Foreign born (6.1% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +18,134 (+10.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Winston-Salem:

  • FORSYTH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (3333 SILAS CREEK PARKWAY)
  • MEDICAL PARK HOSPITAL (1950 S HAWTHORNE RD)
  • NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITALS (MEDICAL CENTER BOULEVARD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Winston-Salem:

  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 4 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Abbreviation: INT)
  • PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL (about 23 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; Abbreviation: GSO)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 72 miles; DANVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: DAN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Winston-Salem:

  • MEADOW BROOK FIELD (about 17 miles; WALNUT COVE, NC; Abbreviation: N63)
  • SUGAR VALLEY (about 19 miles; MOCKSVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: 31A)
  • DS BUTLER FARM AND AIRFIELD (about 19 miles; OAK RIDGE, NC; Abbreviation: N83)
Amtrak station:
WINSTON-SALEM (127 S. CHERRY ST.) – Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

 

College/University in Winston-Salem:

  • WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,508; Location: 601 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR; Public; Website: www.wssu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Winston-Salem:

  • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,944)
  • FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,271)
  • NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL ST UNIV (about 17 miles; Greensboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 6,970)
  • HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; HIGH POINT, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; JAMESTOWN, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,810)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO (about 33 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; Full-time enrollment: 10,868)
  • ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; SALISBURY, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,499)

Schools

Public high school in Winston-Salem:

  • MIDDLE COLLEGE OF FORSYTH CNTY (Students: 94; Location: 2100 SILAS CREEK PARKWAY; Grades: 10 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Winston-Salem:

  • CLEMMONS MIDDLE (Students: 1,178; Location: 3785 FRATERNITY CHURCH ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE (Students: 1,081; Location: 3500 SALLY KIRK ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MEADOWLARK MIDDLE (Students: 1,051; Location: 301 MEADOWLARK DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WARD ELEMENTARY (Students: 835; Location: 3775 FRATERNITY CHURCH ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WALLBURG ELEMENTARY (Students: 829; Location: 205 MOTSINGER ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 770; Location: 2470 HILLTOP DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • GIBSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 732; Location: 2020 WALKER ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MEADOWLARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 643; Location: 401 MEADOWLARK ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FORSYTH ACADEMIES (Students: 612; Location: 5426 SHATTALON DRIVE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • PETREE ELEMENTARY (Students: 439; Location: 3815 OLD GREENSBORO ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in Winston-Salem:

  • FORSYTH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,103,489; Location: 660 WEST FIFTH STREET; 710,833 books; 42,265 audio materials; 11,619 video materials; 3,445 serial subscriptions)