Winston-Salem demographics profile

StatisticWinston-SalemNorth CarolinaNational
Population238,4749,940,828318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,80018191
Median age35.038.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%43%43%
Speak English83%89%79%
Speak Spanish13%7%13%
Winston-Salem, NC has a population of 238,474 and is the 87th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,800 per sq mi which is 894% higher than the North Carolina average and 1887% higher than the national average. The median age in Winston-Salem is 35 which is approximately 9% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Winston-Salem, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 13% speak Spanish. 58% of Winston-Salem residents were born in North Carolina, 31% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 10% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Winston-Salem is 894% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Winston-Salem is 9% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Winston-Salem 56.67% of the population is White.
  • In Winston-Salem 34.92% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Winston-Salem 2.01% of the population is Asian.

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Winston-Salem population breakdown by race

RaceWinston-SalemNorth CarolinaNational
White56.67%69.24%73.35%
Black or African American34.92%21.50%12.63%
Asian2.01%2.56%5.22%
American Indian0.15%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.08%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race2.41%2.45%3.06%
Other race3.76%3.01%4.75%
In Winston-Salem, 14.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Winston-Salem, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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