Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

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Population

240,193

+6.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Median Income

$40,480

Median Home Price

$136,500

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Small town complex - Northern Piedmont in an area of transition between the eastern coastal plain and mountains to the west. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Winston-Salem, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Pleasant climate
-Central location
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Economic decline
-Entertainment
-Educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Winston-Salem Metro Area

Until recently, Winston-Salem and High Point were associated with nearby Greensboro to form one metro area. The three cities are sometimes referred to as the Piedmont Triad. In comparison to the state’s better-known triad of Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill, the economy and lifestyle is more industrial and working-class, although there is a strong university presence and a high level of educational attainment. The economy has an interesting mix of declining and emerging industries, but employment overall has been relatively stable. Winston-Salem, as the name suggests, has been a center for the tobacco industry. (The cigarettes are named after the town, not vice versa.) Winston-Salem is also home to Wake Forest University, some affiliated high tech business, a collection of banking centers and is home to Krispy Kreme donuts and a new Dell Computer plant. High Point is a world trade center for furniture and is still center of the state’s largest furniture-manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, the dislocation of that industry offshore, particularly to China, is having an impact on its manufacturing base. Downtown High Point is a fascinating collection of commercial, warehouse and showroom facilities centered on this industry. Winston-Salem epitomizes the shift from older economy to new economy, and High Point is an industry town shifting emphasis from manufacturing to becoming a trade and design center. The nearby Greensboro metro area is perhaps the most prosperous of the three, though all places are generally appealing with a lack of major downsides. The nearby amenities of the Raleigh-Durham area, about 80 miles to the east, are close enough for residents to benefit.


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City: Winston-Salem
Zip Codes: 27106, 27107, 27105, 27127, 27103, 27104, 27101, 27040, 27109, 27110, 10 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 970 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Winston-Salem is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Winston-Salem jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Winston-Salem's cost of living is 13.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Winston-Salem's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Winston-Salem, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Forsyth county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Winston-Salem's population is 240,193 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Winston-Salem is $136,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.4%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Winston-Salem public schools spend $9,010 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.4 students per teacher in Winston-Salem. More Education


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Reviews for Winston-Salem   24 Reviews
Progressive, artsy small city - 6/14/2018
I didn't fully appreciate WS until I left. I still have family and friends there, and when I visit (I've lived in various places, now in the midwest for about 20 years)... Read More

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Not My Cup of Tea - 6/13/2018
I lived in W-S for 2 years while my husband was in grad school at Wake Forest. Our first apartment was on the bad side of town where there were strip clubs and bars on... Read More

Attractive neighborhoods/lack job opp. + entertain - 8/2/2017
Winston-Salem has one of the most attractive residential neighborhoods in NC. Many streets are a tunnel of tall trees, medians on major roadways like sailas prkwy have a... Read More


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