Winston-Salem, NC

242,200 Population
132.5 square miles 1,828 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.4%
was 2.4%
Ranked 5th Highest in NC
Population Density
1,828
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.3%
was 52.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
9.4%
was 10.1%
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Percent Under 18
23.9%
was 24.3%
Ranked 7th Highest in NC
Percent 65 and Over
14.6%
was 13.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NC

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.4
was 5.5
Ranked 11th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
21.8%
was 22.5%
Ranked 11th Lowest in NC
Median Household Income
$40,898
was $41,287
Ranked 13th Highest in NC
Gini Income Distribution
 
54.4
52.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
6.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
604.7
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,450.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
107,837
was 106,754
Ranked 5th Highest in NC
Median Rent
$745
was $741
Ranked 10th Highest in NC
Total Building Permits
978
was 704
 
Occupied Housing Units
95,506
was 93,621
 
Homeownership Rate
54.6%
was 52.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in NC
Single Family Building Permits
476
was 398
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
813.9
was 805.7
Ranked 10th Highest in NC
Rental Vacancy Rate
22.2%
was 22.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NC
Multifamily Building Permits
502
was 306
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.5
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
9.2
was 6.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.1
was 3.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.0%
was 95.8%
Ranked 9th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
81.9%
Ranked 14th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 99.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in NC

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.5%
was 87.4%
Ranked 10th Highest in NC
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
34.3%
was 35.5%
Ranked 10th Highest in NC

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