Winston-Salem, NC

241,232 Population
132.5 square miles 1,805.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.4%
was 2.4%
Ranked 5th Highest in NC
Population Density
1,805.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.5%
was 50.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.1%
was 9.7%
Ranked 7th Highest in NC
Percent Under 18
24.3%
was 24.2%
Ranked 5th Highest in NC
Percent 65 and Over
13.7%
was 13.2%
Ranked 5th Highest in NC

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.9
was 5.5
Ranked 12th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
22.5%
was 26.7%
Ranked 11th Lowest in NC
Median Household Income
$41,287
was $37,322
Ranked 11th Highest in NC
Gini Income Distribution
 
52.9
51.8
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
106,754
was 106,503
Ranked 5th Highest in NC
Median Rent
$741
was $707
Ranked 14th Highest in NC
Total Building Permits
978
was 704
 
Occupied Housing Units
93,621
was 94,074
 
Homeownership Rate
52.2%
was 55.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in NC
Single Family Building Permits
476
was 398
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
805.7
was 803.8
Ranked 10th Highest in NC
Rental Vacancy Rate
22.7%
was 23.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in NC
Multifamily Building Permits
502
was 306
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.4
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
95.8%
was 97.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
82.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.4%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.4%
was 84.6%
Ranked 10th Highest in NC
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
35.5%
was 34.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in NC

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