Winston-Salem , Forsyth County, North Carolina

City in Forsyth County, North Carolina

Winston-Salem, NC locator map
Location of Winston-Salem, NC on North Carolina map.


Winston-Salem is a city located in the county of Forsyth in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In the 2010 census it had a population of 229,617 inhabitants and a population density of 663 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 247,945 inhabitants.

The city was created 255 years ago in 1765.

The city has a total area of 133.72 square miles (346.35 km2).

Winston-Salem, NC Quick Facts

Population : 247,945 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina
County : Forsyth County
Twitter username : CityofWS
Postal code : 27104
Phone Area Codes : 336
Area : 346.346052 km2
Altitude : 984 feet / 300 meters
Capital city : Winston-Salem is capital of Forsyth County
Establishment : January 01, 1766 (255 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 21:22:26 (2nd March 2021)
Density : 716 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 7.39% (2010-2019)

Winston-Salem map

Year Population Method
2010 229,617 census
2011 231,867 estimation process
2012 233,867 estimation process
2013 235,728 estimation process
2014 238,478 estimation process
2015 239,755 estimation process
2016 241,776 estimation process
2017 244,501 estimation process
2018 246,535 estimation process
2019 247,945 estimation process

The population of Winston-Salem increased by 7.39% in 9 years.

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People born in Winston-Salem, NC (200)

Many people were born here, including American-Georgian basketball player Ricky Hickman, actress Pam Grier, actress from the United States Kathryn Grayson, you can see a list of people who born in Winston-Salem, NC.

Other cities in Forsyth County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Forsyth County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Kernersville 24,660 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Clemmons 20,867 Town in North Carolina
Lewisville 14,228 Town in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States
Rural Hall 3,264 Town in North Carolina, United States of America
Tobaccoville 2,718 Village in North Carolina, United States of America
Bethania 364 Town in North Carolina