Winston-Salem Metro Area

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  6. Winston-Salem Metro Area Education Information
  7. Winston-Salem Metro Area Business Information
  8. Winston-Salem Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Winston-Salem Metro Area Criminal Information
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Winston-Salem Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 421,961
  • Land Area (2000): 3,787.008 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 28.519 square kilometers

Winston-Salem Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
2003 438,524 2004 444,522 2005 448,950

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Houses (2000): 183,129

Winston-Salem Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 600,486 70.80%
 Rural, Farm 12,753 1.50%
 Rural, Non-farm 234,934 27.70%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Winston-Salem Metro Area Employment Information

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Winston-Salem Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 199,503 191,247 8,255 4.14% 41
1991 197,146 187,963 9,183 4.66% 47
1992 199,104 189,126 9,979 5.01% 50
1993 200,730 192,469 8,261 4.12% 41
1994 204,156 196,890 7,266 3.56% 36
1995 206,816 199,799 7,017 3.39% 34
1996 213,243 206,316 6,927 3.25% 32
1997 216,360 210,303 6,057 2.80% 28
1998 216,444 210,672 5,771 2.67% 27
1999 217,762 212,492 5,269 2.42% 24
2000 223,088 215,571 7,517 3.37% 34
2001 225,223 214,233 10,990 4.88% 49
2002 228,921 215,761 13,160 5.75% 57
2003 228,733 215,623 13,110 5.73% 57
2004 229,111 217,543 11,569 5.05% 51
2005 232,418 221,498 10,921 4.70% 47
2006 238,183 228,034 10,149 4.26% 43
2007 235,525 225,129 10,396 4.41% 44
2008 238,366 224,900 13,467 5.65% 57
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 236,192 224,500 11,692 4.95% 50
Feb 2008 235,722 223,602 12,120 5.14% 51
Mar 2008 236,412 224,681 11,731 4.96% 50
Apr 2008 237,275 225,725 11,550 4.87% 49
May 2008 237,928 224,792 13,136 5.52% 55
Jun 2008 238,825 224,726 14,099 5.90% 59
Jul 2008 244,122 228,114 16,008 6.56% 66
Aug 2008 240,366 224,557 15,809 6.58% 66
Sep 2008 238,456 223,401 15,055 6.31% 63
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Winston-Salem Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 26,238 12.14%
2. Health Care 10,658 4.93%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 10,452 4.83%
4. Educational Services 9,424 4.36%
5. Finance and Insurance 9,230 4.27%
6. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 8,800 4.07%
7. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 8,778 4.06%
8. Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing 7,762 3.59%
9. Public Administration 7,216 3.34%
10. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 6,312 2.92%
11. Truck Transportation 6,204 2.87%
12. Repair and Maintenance 6,190 2.86%
13. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 4,984 2.31%
14. Metal Manufactuing 4,868 2.25%
15. Food and Beverage Stores 4,556 2.11%
16. Apparel Manufacturing 4,044 1.87%
17. Furniture and Related Manufacturing 3,998 1.85%
18. Machinery Manufacturing 3,804 1.76%
19. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 3,394 1.57%
20. Other Transportation 3,214 1.49%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 35,154 17.64%
2. Educational Services 24,194 12.14%
3. Finance and Insurance 16,920 8.49%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 12,006 6.03%
5. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 9,416 4.73%
6. Social Assistance 7,756 3.89%
7. Apparel Manufacturing 6,482 3.25%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 5,778 2.90%
9. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 5,036 2.53%
10. Department and Other General Stores 4,756 2.39%
11. Public Administration 4,422 2.22%
12. Food and Beverage Stores 4,268 2.14%
13. Personal and Laundry Services 3,954 1.98%
14. Air Transportation 3,390 1.70%
15. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 3,222 1.62%
16. Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing 3,186 1.60%
17. Construction 2,886 1.45%
18. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 2,682 1.35%
19. Furniture and Related Manufacturing 2,440 1.22%
20. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,310 1.16%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 13,378 6.19%
2. Other Installation / Maintenance 10,964 5.07%
3. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 9,994 4.62%
4. Other Management Occupations 9,642 4.46%
5. Other Sales and Related Occupations 8,606 3.98%
6. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 8,128 3.76%
7. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 7,514 3.48%
8. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 7,044 3.26%
9. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 6,964 3.22%
10. Vehicle Mechanics 6,826 3.16%
11. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 6,082 2.81%
12. Computer Specialists 5,740 2.66%
13. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 5,236 2.42%
14. Other Construction Trades 5,066 2.34%
15. Top Executives 4,694 2.17%
16. Construction Laborers 4,164 1.93%
17. Carpenters 3,958 1.83%
18. Other Office and Admin Support 3,640 1.68%
19. Operations Managers Non Finance 3,504 1.62%
20. Other Material Moving Workers 3,474 1.61%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 12,266 6.16%
2. Secretaries and Admins 10,712 5.38%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 9,866 4.95%
4. Other Production Occupations 8,224 4.13%
5. Registered Nurses 8,198 4.11%
6. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 6,846 3.44%
7. Other Management Occupations 6,680 3.35%
8. Cashiers 6,138 3.08%
9. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 5,866 2.94%
10. Other Sales and Related Occupations 5,536 2.78%
11. Health Technologists and Technicians 5,434 2.73%
12. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 5,418 2.72%
13. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 5,264 2.64%
14. Customer Service Representatives 4,980 2.50%
15. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 4,952 2.49%
16. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 4,804 2.41%
17. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 4,732 2.38%
18. Business Operations Specialists 4,312 2.16%
19. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 3,920 1.97%
20. Child Care Workers 3,778 1.90%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 389,345 58.53%
15-35 hours 68,654 10.32%
1-14 hours 16,721 2.51%
No regular hours 190,496 28.64%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 8,993 2.26%
5 AM-5:29 AM 7,787 1.95%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 13,383 3.36%
6 AM-6:29 AM 35,593 8.93%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 44,880 11.26%
7 AM-7:29 AM 69,431 17.42%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 71,210 17.87%
8 AM-8:29 AM 42,710 10.72%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 19,223 4.82%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 16,696 4.19%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 6,965 1.75%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 3,484 0.87%
Noon-3:59 PM 28,444 7.14%
4 PM-11:59 PM 29,662 7.44%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 9,982 2.51%
5-9 37,364 9.38%
10-14 65,646 16.47%
15-19 79,622 19.98%
20-24 71,883 18.04%
25-29 26,589 6.67%
30-34 50,775 12.74%
35-39 9,015 2.26%
40-44 9,164 2.30%
45-59 19,973 5.01%
60-89 9,940 2.49%
At least 90 8,508 2.14%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 2,048 0.51% 289,038 72.54%
30-44 1,104 0.28% 67,850 17.03%
45-59 584 0.15% 19,389 4.87%
At least 60 856 0.21% 17,592 4.41%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 250 0.06%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 53,708 13.13%
 Car / truck / van, solo 330,296 80.75%
 Motorcycle 330 0.08%
 Other 2,526 0.62%
 Public transportation 4,592 1.12%
 Walked 6,759 1.65%
 Worked at home 10,557 2.58%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Winston-Salem Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 339,622 (821,140 people)
Families (2000): 232,928 (683,374 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 96,765
People at same address in 1995: 439,049

Winston-Salem Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 32,869 9.63%
$10,000-$14,999 19,316 5.66%
$15,000-$19,999 22,060 6.46%
$20,000-$24,999 23,874 6.99%
$25,000-$29,999 22,887 6.70%
$30,000-$34,999 22,678 6.64%
$35,000-$39,999 21,601 6.33%
$40,000-$44,999 20,225 5.92%
$45,000-$49,999 18,081 5.30%
$50,000-$59,999 32,875 9.63%
$60,000-$74,999 36,741 10.76%
$75,000-$99,999 33,098 9.69%
$100,000-$124,999 14,843 4.35%
$125,000-$149,999 6,868 2.01%
$150,000-$199,999 6,138 1.80%
$200,000 or more 7,283 2.13%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 46,371 27.33%
 Family, 2 people 53,017 31.24%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 6,354 3.74%
 Family, 3 people 28,512 16.80%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 845 0.50%
 Family, 4 people 22,060 13.00%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 326 0.19%
 Family, 5 people 8,046 4.74%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 113 0.07%
 Family, 6 people 2,443 1.44%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 54 0.03%
 Family, 7 or more people 1,504 0.89%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 40 0.02%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 275,691 30.45%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 118,307 13.07%
Public Assistance 7,755 0.86%
Retirement 59,699 6.59%
Self Employment 37,107 4.10%
Social Security 89,066 9.84%
Supplemental Security 10,907 1.20%
Wage / Salary 266,983 29.49%
Other 39,752 4.39%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 104,041 57.32%
 With children under 18 77,474 42.68%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 26,713 8.37%
 Married 203,235 63.66%
 Never Married 81,983 25.68%
 Widowed 7,307 2.29%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 36,779 10.32%
 Married 205,561 57.67%
 Never Married 75,268 21.12%
 Widowed 38,838 10.90%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Winston-Salem Metro Area Education Information

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Winston-Salem Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 45,984 7.13%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 89,930 13.94%
 High school diploma or equivalent 191,547 29.69%
 Some college, no degree 136,404 21.14%
 Associate degree 38,331 5.94%
 Bachelors degree 98,368 15.25%
 Graduate or professional degree 44,650 6.92%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 7,146 1.69% 7,758 1.84% 14,904 3.53%
Kindergarten 12,187 2.89% 1,594 0.38% 13,781 3.27%
Grades 1-4 42,607 10.10% 4,701 1.11% 47,308 11.21%
Grades 5-8 41,646 9.87% 4,471 1.06% 46,117 10.93%
Grades 9-12 38,606 9.15% 3,698 0.88% 42,304 10.03%
Undergrad college 24,380 5.78% 13,061 3.10% 37,441 8.87%
Graduate or professional school 2,950 0.70% 4,294 1.02% 7,244 1.72%
Total 169,522 40.17% 39,577 9.38% 209,099 49.55%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Winston-Salem Metro Area Business Information

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Winston-Salem Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2003 984 900
2004 1,089 920

Winston-Salem Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Winston-Salem Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Winston-Salem Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 738,798 89.49%
 Below Poverty Level 86,751 10.51%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Winston-Salem Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 1,179

Winston-Salem Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
2003 3.302 0.397 0.048 1.448 5.195 0.000 14.138 32.988 3.608 50.734
2004 3.041 0.326 0.063 1.424 4.855 0.000 12.445 29.526 3.316 45.287
2005 3.343 0.383 0.051 1.519 5.297 0.000 13.572 26.551 3.076 43.199
2006 0.000 0.664 0.020 1.276 1.960 0.000 7.649 20.613 3.632 31.894

Winston-Salem Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Winston-Salem Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Winston-Salem Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 57,502 13.63%
10-19 Years 54,754 12.98%
20-29 Years 56,917 13.49%
30-39 Years 66,571 15.78%
40-49 Years 64,854 15.37%
50-59 Years 49,821 11.81%
60-69 Years 33,104 7.85%
70-79 Years 25,174 5.97%
80-89 Years 11,061 2.62%
90+ Years 2,203 0.52%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 203,115 48.14%
 Female 218,846 51.86%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 306,995 72.75%
 African-American 82,671 19.59%
 Hispanic/Latino 23,979 5.68%
 Asian 3,384 0.80%
 Multiracial 3,374 0.80%
 Amerindian 1,019 0.24%
 Other Race 441 0.10%
 Pacific Islander 98 0.02%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. United States Or American 120,283 23.55%
2. German 96,633 18.92%
3. English 89,481 17.52%
4. Irish 59,907 11.73%
5. Scotch Irish 22,303 4.37%
6. Scottish 16,826 3.29%
7. Italian 16,825 3.29%
8. French Non-Basque 13,017 2.55%
9. Dutch 11,663 2.28%
10. Polish 9,428 1.85%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 728,381 91.93%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 48,430 6.11%
3. French 2,953 0.37%
4. German 1,690 0.21%
5. Chinese 1,666 0.21%
6. Greek 1,266 0.16%
7. Vietnamese 1,002 0.13%
8. Italian 710 0.09%
9. Arabic 456 0.06%
10. Polish 448 0.06%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 801,539 94.50%
 Naturalized immigrant 9,338 1.10%
 Not a citizen 37,296 4.40%

Winston-Salem Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Winston-Salem Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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