Winston Salem Nc Population 2017

Winston Salem Nc's estimated population is 229,617 according to the most recent United States census.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2015 there were 105,252 households in the city, with an average size of 2.43 people per household. The vacancy rate was 11.4%, with a median rent of $724/month. The median house size is 5.3 rooms, and has a value of $141,100.

Year Population Change
2015 241,218 5.10%
2010 229,617 23.60%
2000 185,776 29.50%
1990 143,485 8.80%
1980 131,885 -1.30%
1970 133,683 20.30%
1960 111,135 26.60%
1950 87,811 10.00%
1940 79,815 6.00%
1930 75,274 55.50%
1920 48,395 113.20%
1910 22,700 65.70%
1900 13,700 28.00%
1890 10,700 161.00%
1880 4,100 925.00%
1870 400 0.00%

Winston Salem Nc Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White 134,236 57.25%
Black or African American 81,595 34.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native 417 0.18%
Asian 4,676 1.99%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 106 0.05%
Some Other Race 8,685 3.70%
Two or More Races 4,754 2.03%

Population Pyramid

Winston Salem Nc Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Housing Units 105,252
Owner-Occupied Units 50,723
Renter-Occupied Units 42,544
Median Home Value $141,100
Median Rent $724
Vacancy Rate 11.4%
Houses With Mortgage 35,712
Houses Without Mortgage 15,011
Median Number of Rooms (per House) 5.3

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Winston Salem Nc for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 7% and the labor force participation rate is 63.3%.

Winston Salem Nc Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size 2.43
Average Family Size 3.19
Married Couple Families 35,486
Male Householder (no wife) Families 4,528
Female Householder (no husband) Families 14,891
Non Family Households
Unmarried Martner Households (Opposite Sex) 5.6%
Unmarried Martner Households (Same Sex) 0.5%