Winston-Salem is a relatively large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 246,328 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 (11.07%), sales jobs (9.68%), and management occupations (9.60%).
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 noticeable about Winston-Salem, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Winston-Salem is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Winston-Salem a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
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: 34.15% of adults in Winston-Salem have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Winston-Salem in 2010 was $28,083, 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 $112,332 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 14.61% 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.