Winston-Salem, NC
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Living in Winston-Salem


Winston-Salem is a relatively large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 242,203 people and 66 constituent neighborhoods, Winston-Salem is the fourth largest community in North Carolina.

Winston-Salem is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Winston-Salem is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winston-Salem who work in office and administrative support (12.44%), sales jobs (9.96%), and management occupations (9.13%).

Also of interest is that Winston-Salem has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Many people in Winston-Salem take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Winston-Salem citizens for affordable transportation.

The education level of Winston-Salem citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.18% of adults in Winston-Salem have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Winston-Salem in 2010 was $25,852, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,408 for a family of four. However, Winston-Salem contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Winston-Salem is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Winston-Salem home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winston-Salem residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Winston-Salem also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winston-Salem include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Winston-Salem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.