Winston-Salem is a relatively large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 249,545 people and 72 constituent neighborhoods, Winston-Salem is the fifth 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 (11.44%), management occupations (9.59%), and sales jobs (9.35%).
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 thing that you will notice about Winston-Salem is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Winston-Salem a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
The population of Winston-Salem is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.26% of adults in Winston-Salem have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Winston-Salem in 2018 was $29,130, 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 $116,520 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 15.09% 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.