Winston-Salem, NC

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Population

240,193

0.721% growth

Poverty Rate

23.3%


Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$42,219

3.23% growth

Number of Employees

105,926

1.29% growth

Median Property Value

$142,200

0.14% decline

About

In 2017, Winston-Salem, NC had a population of 240k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $42,219. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Winston-Salem, NC grew from 238,474 to 240,193, a 0.721% increase and its median household income grew from $40,898 to $42,219, a 3.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Winston-Salem, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.3%), White (Hispanic) (10.3%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.67%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.24%). N/A% of the people in Winston-Salem, NC speak a non-English language, and 93.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Winston-Salem, NC are Wake Forest University (2,567 degrees awarded in 2017), Forsyth Technical Community College (1,550 degrees), and Winston-Salem State University (1,266 degrees).

The median property value in Winston-Salem, NC is $142,200, and the homeownership rate is 54.5%. Most people in Winston-Salem, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Winston-Salem, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for North Carolina. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Winston-Salem, NC employs 106k people. The largest industries in Winston-Salem, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,880 people), Retail Trade (12,077 people), and Manufacturing (11,535 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,962), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,905), and Utilities ($51,286).

Median household income in Winston-Salem, NC is $42,219. Males in Winston-Salem, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Winston-Salem, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,219

2017 value

± $1,052

3.23%

1 Year Growth

± 3.23%

Households in Winston-Salem, NC have a median annual income of $42,219, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,898 in 2016, which represents a 3.23% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Winston-Salem, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 25.01

  2. Census Tract 39.08

  3. Census Tract 39.06

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Winston-Salem, NC was Census Tract 25.01 with a value of $162,976, followed by Census Tract 39.08 and Census Tract 39.06, with respective values of $126,780 and $116,071.

The following map shows all of the places in Winston-Salem, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Winston-Salem, NC (53.7k out of 231k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    23,947 ± 1,118

  2. White

    23,458 ± 1,171

  3. Hispanic

    15,704 ± 889

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Winston-Salem, NC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

106k

2017 Value

± 2,352

1.29%

1 Year growth

± 3.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Winston-Salem, NC grew at a rate of 1.29%, from 105k employees to 106k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Winston-Salem, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,067 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,713 people), and Management Occupations (10,360 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Winston-Salem, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Winston-Salem, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,067 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,713 people), and Management Occupations (10,360 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Winston-Salem, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.42 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.3 times), and Production Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Winston-Salem, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,960), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($67,372), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,038).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

106k

2017 Value

± 2,352

1.29%

1 Year growth

± 3.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Winston-Salem, NC grew at a rate of 1.29%, from 105k employees to 106k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Winston-Salem, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,880 people), Retail Trade (12,077 people), and Manufacturing (11,535 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Winston-Salem, NC, though some of these residents may live in Winston-Salem, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Winston-Salem, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,880 people), Retail Trade (12,077 people), and Manufacturing (11,535 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Winston-Salem, NC has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.95 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.29 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Winston-Salem, NC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,962), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,905), and Utilities ($51,286).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for North Carolina state.

$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.6% of the population of Winston-Salem, NC has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Winston-Salem, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Winston-Salem, NC see 920 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.988% increase from the previous year (911 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1720 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 401 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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920 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Forsyth County, NC see an average of 920 patients per year. This represents a 0.988% increase from the previous year (911 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Forsyth County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.4%

Uninsured

43%

Employer Coverage

19.4%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Winston-Salem, NC declined by 8.71% from 14.7% to 13.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Winston-Salem, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Winston-Salem, NC is home to a population of 240k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.81% of Winston-Salem, NC residents were born outside of the country (23.6k people).

In 2017, there were 1.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in Winston-Salem, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 82.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Winston-Salem, NC was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Winston-Salem, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Winston-Salem, NC residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.81%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

23.6k people

9.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

23.1k people

As of 2017, 9.81% of Winston-Salem, NC residents (23.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Winston-Salem, NC was 9.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Winston-Salem, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

93.3%

2017 Citizenship

93.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.3% of Winston-Salem, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Winston-Salem, NC was 93.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Winston-Salem, NC

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    110k ± 1.38k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    82.5k ± 1.21k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    24.8k ± 1.66k

In 2017, there were 1.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in Winston-Salem, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 82.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Winston-Salem, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 378

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,197 ± 403

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,001 ± 362

Winston-Salem, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Winston-Salem, NC awarded 6,114 degrees. The student population of Winston-Salem, NC is skewed towards women, with 9,351 male students and 14,448 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Winston-Salem, NC are White (3,672 and 62.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,408 and 24.1%), Hispanic or Latino (320 and 5.47%), and Asian (162 and 2.77%).

The largest universities in Winston-Salem, NC by number of degrees awarded are Wake Forest University (2,567 and 42%), Forsyth Technical Community College (1,550 and 25.4%), and Winston-Salem State University (1,266 and 20.7%).

The most popular majors in Winston-Salem, NC are Registered Nursing (541 and 8.85%), General Business Administration & Management (403 and 6.59%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (365 and 5.97%).

The median tuition costs in Winston-Salem, NC are $18,390 for private four year colleges, and $4,949 and $17,944 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 178 degrees awarded

  2. 136 degrees awarded

  3. 433 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Winston-Salem, NC was General Psychology with 178 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Winston-Salem, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,567 degrees awarded

  2. 1,550 degrees awarded

  3. 1,266 degrees awarded

$4,949

Median In-State Public

$18,390

Median Private

In 2017, the Winston-Salem, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wake Forest University with 2,567 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,327

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,787

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,327 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Winston-Salem, NC, which is 0.614 times less than the 3,787 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Winston-Salem, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,672 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,408 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    320 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Winston-Salem, NC were to White students. These 3,672 degrees mean that there were 2.61 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,408 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Winston-Salem, NC was $142,200 in 2017, which is 0.619 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $142,400 to $142,200, a 0.14% decrease. The homeownership rate in Winston-Salem, NC is 54.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Winston-Salem, NC have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Winston-Salem, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$142,200

2017 Median

± $2,139

$142,400

2016 Median

± $1,912

In 2017, the median property value in Winston-Salem, NC declined from to $142,200 from the previous year's value of $142,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Winston-Salem, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Winston-Salem, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$42,219

Median Household Income

± $1,052

94.1k

Number of Households

± 2,052

In 2017, the median household income of the 94.1k households in Winston-Salem, NC grew to $42,219 from the previous year's value of $40,898.

The following chart displays the households in Winston-Salem, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Winston-Salem, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Winston-Salem, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.5%

2017 Homeownership

54.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.5% of the housing units in Winston-Salem, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Winston-Salem, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Winston-Salem, NC have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Winston-Salem, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.48%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Winston-Salem, NC was Drove Alone (82.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.48%) and those who Worked At Home (4.61%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Winston-Salem, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Winston-Salem, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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