Winston-Salem, NC Demographics

The total population of Winston-Salem is estimated to be 249,571 with 117,916 males (47.25%) and 131,655 females (52.75%). There are 13,739 more females than males in Winston-Salem.
The median household income in Winston-Salem was $54,266 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 704(1.31%) from $53,562 in 2020. This income is 72.74% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Winston-Salem sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $63,274. Overall, the median household income for the city of Winston-Salem stands at $54,195.
In Winston-Salem, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $38,368 for males and $27,308 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $50,635 for males and $42,758 for females.
In Winston-Salem, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $87,193, while American Indian and Alaska Native households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $2,499.
In 2022, the population of Winston-Salem was 251,350, a 0.17% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Winston-Salem's population was 250,922, an increase of 0.45% compared to a population of 249,793 in 2020.
The median age in Winston-Salem, NC is 35.9, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 18.97% were under the age of 15, 22.96% aged 15 to 29, 43.78% aged 30 to 64, 12.55% aged 65 to 84, and 1.75% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Winston-Salem population: 52.92% are White, 33.47% are Black or African American, 0.45% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.57% are Asian, 0.08% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 4.04% are some other race and 6.47% are multiracial.