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Winston-Salem
  • City in North Carolina

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Winston-Salem is a city in North Carolina with a population of 244,115. Winston-Salem is in Forsyth County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Winston-Salem offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Winston-Salem there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Winston-Salem and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Winston-Salem are above average.

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About Winston-Salem...
Population
244,115

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$806
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade unavailable
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    494.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    32.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    179.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    1,564.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,556.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    296.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  12%

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