Winston-Salem Forsyth County, North Carolina

Winston-Salem: City in Forsyth County, North Carolina

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Location of Winston-Salem on North Carolina map.


Winston-Salem is a city located in the county of Forsyth in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 229,617 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.


Winston-Salem is located at 36°5'59"N 80°14'39"W (36.0998600, -80.2442200).

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Winston-Salem Skyline2


Winston-Salem forecast: A slight chance of rain showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

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Winston-Salem Quick Facts

Population : 247,945 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Forsyth County
Twitter username : CityofWS
Postal code : 27104
Phone Area Codes : 336
Area : 346.35 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 : 05:29:23 (2nd August 2021)
Density : 716 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 7.39% (2010-2019)
Weather : 86℉ Mostly Sunny then Slight Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather

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

Year Population % Change Method
2010 229,617 - census
2011 231,867 0.97% estimation process
2012 233,867 0.86% estimation process
2013 235,728 0.79% estimation process
2014 238,478 1.15% estimation process
2015 239,755 0.53% estimation process
2016 241,776 0.84% estimation process
2017 244,501 1.11% estimation process
2018 246,535 0.83% estimation process
2019 247,945 0.57% estimation process

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People born in Winston-Salem (199)

People born in Winston-Salem, 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.


College & universities near Winston-Salem

Code Name City ZIP
489937 Piedmont International University Winston-Salem (NC) 27101
199607 Salem College Winston-Salem (NC) 27101
199999 Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem (NC) 27110-0001
199184 University of North Carolina School of the Arts Winston Salem (NC) 27127-2738
198552 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem (NC) 27103-5197

Stations (10)

Amtrak & bus stations near Winston-Salem

Code Name Address Type
WNS Winston-Salem, North Carolina 100 West 5th Street BUS
UWS Winston-Salem State Univ, Winston-Salem, North Car 601 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr BUS
HPT High Point 100 West High St RAIL
LEX Lexington Center St. and railroad tracks RAIL
GRO J. Douglas Galyon Depot 236 East Washington Street RAIL

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
Walkertown 4,969 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States of America
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

Distance to Other Cities

Winston-Salem distances to largest North Carolina cities

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