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Winston-Salem city, North Carolina

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Winston-Salem city, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 247,945
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 247,945
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 229,627
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 229,617
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 13,704
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 9.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 53.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $144,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,167
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $416
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $782
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 94,937
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.44
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 82.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 17.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 87.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 76.9%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 87.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 34.2%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 6.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 56.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 564,907
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,958,944
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,016,976
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,266,381
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,067,779
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,358
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 20.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $44,311
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,083
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 18,681
Men-owned firms, 2012 9,246
Women-owned firms, 2012 7,507
Minority-owned firms, 2012 6,071
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 11,551
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,868
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,604
Population per square mile, 2010 1,733.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 132.45
FIPS Code 3775000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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