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Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area


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2022 population: 688,471   ( 47,876 from 2010)
Land area: 2009.0 square miles
Population density: 342.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:455,095 66.10% 0.9%
Black:123,94218.00% 13.3%
Indian:2,2460.33% 22.2%
Asian:14,4372.10% 60.3%
2+ races:13,0381.89% 53.4%
Hispanic:79,71311.58% 33.6%
Total non-White:233,37633.90% 23.2%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:16,464 12.2
Deaths:18,71113.8
Net Migration: 13,0099.6
Net Immigration: 1,5741.2
Change in White population:3,949 0.6
Change in Non-White pop.:43,927 6.9




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
640,595
451,14670.43%
109,41617.08%
1,8380.29%
9,0081.41%
8,5001.33%
59,6829.32%
189,44929.57%

2000
569,207
433,15376.10%
96,06016.88%
1,4850.26%
4,6750.82%
4,5120.79%
28,7445.05%
136,05423.90%

1990
488,125
397,75281.49%
83,71817.15%
1,0330.21%
2,5410.52%
n/a
3,0810.63%
90,37318.51%

1980
442,969
361,64681.64%
76,62217.30%
9130.21%
1,0270.23%
n/a
2,6140.59%
81,32318.36%

1970
377,211
312,71582.90%
62,67116.61%
3840.10%
2280.06%
n/a
1,1310.30%
64,496 17.10%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
75,110 13.2
50,2318.8
25,8614.5
15,3932.7
17,993 3.2
53,395 9.4
1990's
NumberRate
72,562 14.9
47,3409.7
31,3316.4
3,1290.6
35,401 7.3
45,681 9.4
1980's
NumberRate
60,570 13.7
38,945 8.8
25,436 5.7
n/a
36,106 8.2
9,050 2.0
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
34,481 9.1
n/a
48,931 13.0
16,827 4.5

Age, Family & Household Data for Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
40.8
148,670 21.6%
539,801 78.4%
120,931 17.6%
271,091
2.45
175,114 64.6%
127,940 73.1%
19,344 11.0%
95,977 35.4%

2010
NumberPercent
39.0
153,483 24.0%
487,112 76.0%
89,544 14.0%
256,825
2.44
172,861 67.3%
126,432 73.1%
19,791 11.4%
83,964 32.7%

2000
NumberPercent
36.7
136,782 24.0%
432,425 76.0%
73,002 12.8%
227,943
2.44
159,093 69.8%
124,319 78.1%
15,874 10.0%
68,850 30.2%

1990
NumberPercent
34.4
113,275 23.2%
374,850 76.8%
60,301 12.4%
193,457
2.47
139,340 72.0%
111,997 80.4%
11,981 8.6%
54,117 28.0%

1980
NumberPercent
31.1
121,581 27.4%
321,388 72.6%
45,292 10.2%
160,096
2.71
123,775 77.3%
102,861 83.1%
9,987 8.1%
36,321 22.7%

2022 Housing Data for Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units303,193 
Median Value$196,112 
Occupied271,09189.4%
Vacant32,10210.6%
Owned183,58667.7%
Rented87,50532.3%
Median Rent$897 
Single-Family Units219,02172.2%
    Detached209,67769.2%
    Attached9,3443.1%
Buldings with 5+ Units41,12113.6%
Mobile Homes28,1659.3%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00014,4175.3%
$10,000 to $14,99912,0304.4%
$15,000 to $19,99911,0514.1%
$20,000 to $24,99913,7255.1%
$25,000 to $29,99913,1624.9%
$30,000 to $34,99914,0105.2%
$35,000 to $39,99910,3393.8%
$40,000 to $44,99913,4545.0%
$45,000 to $49,99911,5104.2%
$50,000 to $59,99921,6048.0%
$60,000 to $74,99925,6879.5%
$75,000 to $99,99936,27713.4%
$100,000 to $124,99924,6319.1%
$125,000 to $149,99915,6885.8%
$150,000 to $199,99916,8846.2%
$200,000 or more16,6226.1%
Median Household Income60,555 
Per Capita Income34,146 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.81 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI13,0174.8%
Public Assistance4,6651.7%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps37,02113.7%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed263,41069.0%
Unemployed14,4793.8%
In Armed Forces9230.2%
Total Labor Force278,81273.0%
Not in Labor Force103,04927.0%
Real Unemployment Rate 30.8%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector118,32098,36854.6%
Non-Profit10,77620,25234.7%
Self-Employed18,5679,98265.0%
Local Government7,88111,67240.3%
State Government4,1916,98937.5%
Federal Government2,4501,62860.1%
Total Private + Self136,887108,35055.8%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.25,29840,54138.4%
Total162,185148,89152.1%
Pct. Govt.11.2%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts47,00515.1%
Sales and Office Occupations64,83320.8%
Professional, Technical70,97222.8%
Service Occupations49,26715.8%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,0620.3%
All others79,65125.6%
White Collar 58.6%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance49,831294.9%
Manufacturing46,173273.2%
Retail trade35,379209.3%
Educational services26,226155.2%
Construction23,299137.9%
Accommodation and food services19,154113.3%
Other services16,20095.9%
Finance and insurance15,77293.3%
Professional, scientific, technical15,42691.3%
Transportation and warehousing15,37291.0%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.15,02288.9%
Public administration9,82958.2%
Wholesale trade7,58844.9%
Arts, entertainment, recreation4,90029.0%
Real estate and rental and leasing3,87923.0%
Information3,67321.7%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,6709.9%
Utilities1,6119.5%
Management4902.9%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction2341.4%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican45,1786.66%
Puerto Rican7,2831.07%
Cuban1,4610.22%
Dominican1,8070.27%
Total Central American10,0301.48%
Costa Rican950.01%
Guatemalan1,6270.24%
Honduran1,5300.23%
Nicaraguan3600.05%
Panamanian3030.04%
Salvadoran6,1150.90%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American4,9970.74%
Argentinean2550.04%
Bolivian300.00%
Chilean2200.03%
Colombian2,4690.36%
Ecuadorian1600.02%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian6960.10%
Uruguayan2270.03%
Venezuelan9400.14%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic4,0390.60%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian2,9730.44%
Chinese2,6550.39%
Filipino1,5700.23%
Vietnamese9210.14%
Cambodian7800.12%
Korean5220.08%
Japanese4590.07%
Taiwanese3790.06%
Thai2460.04%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English566,07488.2%
Spanish56,9208.9%
Other Indo-European4,6100.7%
Other Asian2,9860.5%
Chinese2,4310.4%
German, other Germanic1,5920.2%
Other1,5340.2%
Tagalog1,1840.2%
Arabic1,1510.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English82,59012.2%
German75,54511.1%
Irish55,3798.2%
American54,8828.1%
Italian16,2222.4%
Scottish15,2032.2%
Scotch-Irish12,3171.8%
European11,5401.7%
Polish7,4331.1%
French7,3771.1%
Dutch5,4250.8%
Welsh3,7330.6%
British3,2960.5%
Norwegian2,5870.4%
Swedish2,5610.4%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen648,21195.6%
Not a citizen30,0324.4%
Native630,16392.9%
Foreign-born48,0807.1%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
19,340 4.1%35,354 7.6%134,644 28.8%145,516 31.1%84,030 18.0%48,541 10.4%
  Average years of education: 13.3
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 19,340 4.1%
9-12 Years 35,354 7.6%
H.S. Grad or GED 134,644 28.8%
Some College 145,516 31.1%
Bach. Degree 84,030 18.0%
Grad Degree 48,541 10.4%
Average years of education: 13.3

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Winston-Salem, NC Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 543,096 521,142 21,954 4.0%
1991 541,910 514,822 27,088 5.0%
1992 549,130 519,126 30,004 5.5%
1993 551,236 528,618 22,618 4.1%
1994 559,836 540,210 19,626 3.5%
1995 566,994 548,258 18,736 3.3%
1996 585,102 566,350 18,752 3.2%
1997 593,946 577,076 16,870 2.8%
1998 592,776 576,646 16,130 2.7%
1999 597,704 583,222 14,482 2.4%
2000 605,834 585,582 20,252 3.3%
2001 613,824 581,762 32,062 5.2%
2002 616,628 578,118 38,510 6.2%
2003 621,302 581,800 39,502 6.4%
2004 617,518 582,006 35,512 5.8%
2005 623,068 589,690 33,378 5.4%
2006 636,334 604,322 32,012 5.0%
2007 634,738 602,438 32,300 5.1%
2008 640,630 601,862 38,768 6.1%
2009 645,508 574,652 70,856 11.0%
2010 632,160 563,714 68,446 10.8%
2011 630,336 565,790 64,546 10.2%
2012 638,174 578,470 59,704 9.4%
2013 634,794 587,004 47,790 7.5%
2014 629,416 592,408 37,008 5.9%
2015 634,570 600,356 34,214 5.4%
2016 641,616 610,808 30,808 4.8%
2017 647,192 619,324 27,868 4.3%
2018 654,174 629,318 24,856 3.8%
2019 664,246 640,496 23,750 3.6%
2020 642,880 596,362 46,518 7.2%
2021 639,404 608,776 30,628 4.8%
2022 661,734 637,964 23,770 3.6%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com