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 241,218 people and 66 constituent neighborhoods, Winston-Salem is the fourth largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Winston-Salem is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (11.76%), sales jobs (10.02%), and management occupations (8.91%).

The education level of Winston-Salem citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.71% of adults in Winston-Salem have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Winston-Salem in 2010 was $24,800, 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 $99,200 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 15.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Winston-Salem include German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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