This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Winston-Salem has a very low population density. Winston-Salem is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Winston-Salem, NC is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Winston-Salem has a population density of 1,858, with 202,209 current residents.
Out of the 202,209 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 52% of the residents are married and 48% are single.
- 59% Sun
- 46% Rain
- 9% Snow
57°F average temperature
- 35 years Median home age
- $115,240 Median home price
- -1.86% Home appreciation rate
- 8.46% Annual property tax
As for living in Winston-Salem, the air quality is 38% and the weather, on average, is 59% sunny, 46% rainy, and 9% snowy. The average temperature is 57°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Winston-Salem, you should know that 51.3% of homes are owned while 39.2% of homes are rented, and 9.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $115,240, the median age of homes is 35 years, the annual home appreciation is -1.86% and the annual property tax is 8.46%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of Winston-Salem, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Winston-Salem’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Winston-Salem is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 54.83% Democratic, 44.35% Republican, and 0.83% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:15
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
80%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
11%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Winston-Salem, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.00% of residents are unemployed in Winston-Salem (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Winston-Salem residents: 13.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 22.15% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.6% are in the customer service field, 24.8% are in the sales field, 0.15% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 16.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 80.20%, 5.04% of residents have an associate’s degree, 19.15% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.79% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Winston-Salem, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Winston-Salem have a few different options. 76% of commuters use their own cars, 15% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.