Winston-Salem Population Just Under 250,000 At 2020 Census, But The City Is More Diverse Local News


Lewisville grew slower, only 6%, but remained fourth among county municipalities with 13,381 residents in 2020, up from 12,639 10 years earlier.

Rural Hall’s population increased by 14%, from 2,937 to 3,351. Tobaccoville increased by 6%, from 2,441 to 2,578.

Tiny Bethania, surrounded on all sides by Winston-Salem, added just 16 residents to reach a population of 344 in 2020.

And while not entirely in Forsyth County, the Town of King stretches from Stokes County to the north of Forsyth County. The city as a whole grew by 4% from 2010 to 2020, from 6,904 residents to 7,197. According to a 2019 estimate, around 9% of the city’s population lived in Forsyth.

Faster growth

The suburbs of Charlotte and the Triangle were among the municipalities in North Carolina that added the most people between 2010 and 2020.

Cary, outside of Raleigh, added nearly 40,000 residents to reach a population of nearly 175,000 in 2020.

Concord, the seat of Cabarrus County outside of Charlotte, added more than 26,000 people to become the 10th largest city in the state, with 105,240 residents.

Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina and Morrisville, all located in the Triangle, have grown by more than 10,000 people each, in some cases becoming communities of considerable size in their own right. Apex now has nearly 60,000 people and Wake Forest is approaching 50,000 people.


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