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Population (year 2000): 185,776. Estimated population in July 2005: 193,755 (+4.3% change)
Males: 87,345 (47.0%), Females: 98,431 (53.0%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $37,006 (year 2000)
Median house value: $102,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Winston-Salem:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.4%)
  • Black (37.1%)
  • Hispanic (8.6%)
  • Other race (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (9.6%), German (9.2%), United States (7.5%), Irish (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Scottish (2.0%).North Carolina

Elevation: 912 feet

Land area: 108.9 square miles

Winston-Salem,

For population 25 years and over in Winston-Salem

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Winston-Salem city

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

8.3% Foreign born (6.1% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +18,134 (+10.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (30.3 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (442.9 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC (7.5 miles Walkertown, NC (7.6 miles Bethania, Hall, NC (9.2 miles Rural NC (10.2 miles Clemmons, NC (10.7 miles Lewisville, NC (11.3 miles Tobaccoville, NC Kernersville, (12.3 miles NC King, (13.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 462 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 1997: 724 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 1998: 864 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 1999: 755 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2000: 1016 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2001: 814 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2002: 1071 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2003: 1058 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2004: 1068 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2005: 1300 buildings, average cost: $133,000

Latitude: 36.10 N, Longitude: 80.26 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.6%), Manufacturing (15.6%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +47,841 (+25.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 64,538 (75.9%)


 

Crime in Winston-Salem by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 20 15 15 11 21
    per 100,000 10.8 8.1 8.1 5.9 11.3
Rapes 117 120 116 118 96
    per 100,000 63.0 64.6 62.4 63.5 51.7
Robberies 851 701 549 547 537
    per 100,000 458.1 377.3 295.5 294.4 289.1
Assaults 1,418 930 934 903 858
    per 100,000 763.3 500.6 502.8 486.1 461.8
Burglaries 3,375 3,444 3,311 3,957 3,546
    per 100,000 1816.7 1853.8 1782.3 2130.0 1908.8
Thefts 9,624 9,798 8,757 8,810 7,728
    per 100,000 5180.4 5274.1 4713.7 4742.3 4159.8
Auto thefts 1,349 1,029 987 1,171 1,083
    per 100,000 726.1 553.9 531.3 630.3 583.0
718.5 632.3 578.1 606.1 557.7

Average climate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Winston-Salem,

Winston-Salem-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1985, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Winston-Salem city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category 3 tornado 0.7 miles away from the city center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Chris Paul - NBA player (New Orleans Hornets, born: May 6, 1985), Josh Howard - NBA player (Dallas Mavericks, born: Apr 28, 1980), Kirk Shelmerdine - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: Mar 8, 1958), Madison Hedgecock - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Aug 27, 1981), Mark Grace - former Major League Baseball player, Tory Woodbury - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Jul 12, 1978), David Mathis - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 2/22/74), Derek Brown - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 11/27/81), Chris Gaynor - College basketball player (Winthrop Eagles), Danny Gathings - College basketball player (High Point Panthers).

Main business address for: SOUTHERN COMMUNITY FINANCIAL CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), RJ REYNOLDS TOBACCO HOLDINGS INC (CIGARETTES), BB&T CORP (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), TRIAD GUARANTY INC (SURETY INSURANCE).


Hospitals/medical centers in Winston-Salem:
  • FORSYTH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (3333 SILAS CREEK PARKWAY)
  • MEDICAL PARK HOSPITAL (1950 S HAWTHORNE RD)
  • NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITALS (MEDICAL CENTER BOULEVARD)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Winston-Salem:
  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 4 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; ID: INT)
  • PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL (about 23 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; ID: GSO)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 72 miles; DANVILLE, VA; ID: DAN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Winston-Salem:
  • MEADOW BROOK FIELD (about 17 miles; WALNUT COVE, NC; ID: N63)
  • SUGAR VALLEY (about 19 miles; MOCKSVILLE, NC; ID: 31A)
  • DS BUTLER FARM AND AIRFIELD (about 19 miles; OAK RIDGE, NC; ID: N83)

Amtrak station:
WINSTON-SALEM (127 S. CHERRY ST.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 17 $65,404 $46,167 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 211 $467,057 $26,562 1 $866
Streets and Highways 145 $344,835 $28,538 13 $9,454
Firefighters 281 $924,613 $39,485 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 483 $1,722,397 $42,792 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 6 $28,277 $56,554 0 $0
Other Government Administration 114 $486,376 $51,197 24 $20,795
Police - Other 146 $426,443 $35,050 10 $7,447
Financial Administration 133 $403,225 $36,381 4 $4,558
Other and Unallocable 230 $724,660 $37,808 50 $21,611
Water Supply 80 $214,909 $32,236 1 $855
Natural Resources 11 $39,912 $43,540 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 59 $197,064 $40,080 14 $6,527
Parks and Recreation 149 $392,206 $31,587 331 $143,546
Sewerage 198 $526,157 $31,888 1 $901
Health 5 $19,857 $47,656 0 $0
Totals for Government 2268 $6,983,390 $36,949 449 $216,560
College/University in Winston-Salem:
  • WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,508; Location: 601 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR; Public; Website: www.wssu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Winston-Salem:
  • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,944)
  • FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 3,271)
  • NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL ST UNIV (about 17 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 6,970)
  • HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; HIGH POINT, NC; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; JAMESTOWN, NC; FT enrollment: 4,810)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO (about 33 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; FT enrollment: 10,868)
  • ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 33 miles; SALISBURY, NC; FT enrollment: 2,499)
Public high school in Winston-Salem:
  • MIDDLE COLLEGE OF FORSYTH CNTY (Students: 94; Location: 2100 SILAS CREEK PARKWAY; Grades: 10 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Winston-Salem:
  • CLEMMONS MIDDLE (Students: 1,178; Location: 3785 FRATERNITY CHURCH ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE (Students: 1,081; Location: 3500 SALLY KIRK ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MEADOWLARK MIDDLE (Students: 1,051; Location: 301 MEADOWLARK DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WARD ELEMENTARY (Students: 835; Location: 3775 FRATERNITY CHURCH ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WALLBURG ELEMENTARY (Students: 829; Location: 205 MOTSINGER ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 770; Location: 2470 HILLTOP DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GIBSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 732; Location: 2020 WALKER ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MEADOWLARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 643; Location: 401 MEADOWLARK ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FORSYTH ACADEMIES (Students: 612; Location: 5426 SHATTALON DRIVE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • PETREE ELEMENTARY (Students: 439; Location: 3815 OLD GREENSBORO ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
Library in Winston-Salem:
  • FORSYTH COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,103,489; Location: 660 WEST FIFTH STREET; 710,833 books; 42,265 audio materials; 11,619 video materials; 3,445 serial subscriptions)
 

Winston-Salem compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Winston-Salem:
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPIP (880 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: BEREAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WBFJ (1550 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WORD OF LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPOL (1340 AM; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WTOB (1380 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WAAA (980 AM; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: MEDIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSMX (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: GOSPEL MEDIA, INC. T/A WSMX RADIO)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WLXN (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WIST (790 AM; 3 kW; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: GHB RADIO, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
Strongest FM radio stations in Winston-Salem:
  • WBFJ-FM (89.3 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSNC (90.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIST-FM (98.3 FM; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: WEAM QUALITY RADIO CORP.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHPE-FM (95.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
TV broadcast stations around Winston-Salem:
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNL-TV (Channel 26; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

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