Plentiful demographic information is available about Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, and its smaller communities. Below is the most recent information available for:

  • population estimates (from years 2017 or 2018) for communities in Forsyth County
  • population projections for Forsyth County
  • population information on race for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
  • home ownership, housing values, and costs
  • household incomes and poverty levels, and
  • educational attainment.

Changes in these demographics since 2015 are often included in the narrative, since that was the last time most of these demographics were provided. More detailed information is available in recent development dashboard reports, Planning staff newsletters, and the links below.

Recent Demographic Information

Forsyth County Demographic Information [pdf/315kb/3p]

Development Trends

The Development Dashboard (2014-present) reports provide quarterly locational data on residential and nonresidential building permits for all of Forsyth County since 2014.

The Area Plan Trends (2013) [pdf/1mb/16p] report shows demographic changes between 2000 and 2010 or 2012 for Forsyth County, Winston-Salem and the county’s 21 planning areas.


Demographic Resource Websites

American Factfinder, US Census Bureau

Past US Census Publications

State Demographics Branch, NC Office of State Budget and Management

Contact: Email  or call 336-747-7066 for questions or further information on local demographics.

Revised 7/9/2019

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