Location and Weather
Winston-Salem is in Forsyth county in the Piedmont-triad region of North Carolina, 85 miles northeast of Charlotte.Winston-Salem is home to Salem Lake, which is a major recreation area perfect for tubing, boating, fishing and kayaking. It has a dense, suburban feel and most residents own their own homes. The city also has many historic museums, including the Old Salem museum, a children’s museum and American Art Museum.
In Winston-Salem, the summers are warm and muggy, while the winters are cold and wet. The summer temperatures are in the high 80’s, with lows in the 70’s. The winter temperatures are in the 50’s, with lows in the low 30’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Winston-Salem’s population in 2019 was 240,193, with a growth rate of 6.9%.The job growth has increased by 1.62% over the last year and in ten years, is predicted to have increased by 34.01%. The major industries are in healthcare, social Assistance, manufacturing and retail trade. The largest employers are Hanesbrands, BB&T, Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health. The cost of living is low, due to the Winston-Salem real estate market and cost of available housing.
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