Winston-Salem is a relatively large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 250,320 people and 72 constituent neighborhoods, Winston-Salem is the fifth largest community in North Carolina.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.53% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Winston-Salem is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Winston-Salem is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
The citizens of Winston-Salem are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.58% of adults in Winston-Salem have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Winston-Salem in 2018 was $30,859, 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 $123,436 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 16.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winston-Salem include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Winston-Salem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.