Winston-Salem Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Winston-Salem metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Winston-Salem in 2020 is 509,000, a 2.21% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Winston-Salem in 2019 was 498,000, a 2.05% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Winston-Salem in 2018 was 488,000, a 2.74% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Winston-Salem in 2017 was 475,000, a 2.81% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Other Cities in United States
City Name Population
New York City 18,804,000
Los Angeles 12,447,000
Chicago 8,865,000
Houston 6,371,000
Dallas-Fort Worth 6,301,000
Miami 6,122,000
Atlanta 5,803,000
Philadelphia 5,717,000
Washington DC 5,322,000
Phoenix 4,511,000
Boston 4,309,000
Detroit 3,548,000
Seattle 3,433,000
San Francisco 3,314,000
San Diego 3,251,000
Minneapolis 2,926,000
Tampa 2,877,000
Denver 2,827,000
Las Vegas 2,699,000
Riverside-San Bernardino 2,469,000
Baltimore 2,325,000
San Antonio 2,320,000
St. Louis 2,213,000
Portland 2,151,000
Sacramento 2,123,000
Charlotte 2,054,000
Austin 2,053,000
Orlando 1,964,000
Indianapolis 1,807,000
San Jose 1,791,000
Cleveland 1,763,000
Cincinnati 1,746,000
Pittsburgh 1,704,000
Kansas City 1,686,000
Columbus 1,644,000
Virginia Beach 1,477,000
Raleigh 1,444,000
Milwaukee 1,439,000
Jacksonville 1,280,000
Nashville 1,249,000
Providence 1,200,000
Salt Lake City 1,169,000
Memphis 1,150,000
Richmond 1,105,000
Louisville 1,089,000
McAllen 1,012,000
Hartford 999,000
New Orleans 992,000
Oklahoma City 989,000
Tucson 982,000
Bridgeport-Stamford 953,000
El Paso 951,000
Albuquerque 915,000
Honolulu 892,000
Buffalo 891,000
Cape Coral 851,000
Temecula-Murrieta 848,000
Birmingham 842,000
Omaha 835,000
Fresno 769,000
Provo-Orem 766,000
Tulsa 766,000
Allentown 763,000
Rochester 743,000
Dayton 741,000
Knoxville 741,000
Sarasota-Bradenton 736,000
Baton Rouge 734,000
Columbia, South Carolina 716,000
Ogden-Layton 711,000
Charleston-North Charleston 708,000
Bakersfield 691,000
Concord 683,000
Springfield 669,000
Colorado Springs 668,000
Mission Viejo 636,000
Albany 630,000
Grand Rapids 599,000
New Haven 593,000
The Woodlands 570,000
Akron 565,000
Worcester 548,000
Des Moines 544,000
Harrisburg 542,000
Victorville-Hesperia-Apple Valley 537,000
Greenville 529,000
Kissimmee 528,000
Wichita 527,000
Port St. Lucie 521,000
Palm Bay-Melbourne 519,000
Little Rock 514,000
Toledo 509,000
Winston-Salem 509,000
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh 507,000
Fayetteville-Springdale 504,000
Reno 504,000
Lancaster 497,000
Lancaster-Palmdale 491,000
Madison 487,000
Daytona Beach-Port Orange 476,000
Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs 467,000
Boise City 447,000
Spokane 447,000
Denton-Lewisville 445,000
Augusta-Richmond County 444,000
Stockton 436,000
Bonita Springs-Naples 434,000
Chattanooga 421,000
Jackson, Mississippi 420,000
Syracuse 420,000
Durham 418,000
Modesto 411,000
Concord 401,000
Visalia 401,000
Oxnard 397,000
Santa Clarita 392,000
Huntsville 384,000
Myrtle Beach 377,000
Scranton 375,000
Round Lake Beach-McHenry-Grayslake 370,000
Greensboro 361,000
Lafayette 358,000
Youngstown 357,000
Pensacola 355,000
Asheville 354,000
Antioch 353,000
Montgomery 352,000
Corpus Christi 347,000
Fayetteville 347,000
Springfield, Missouri 347,000
Flint 345,000
Lakeland 344,000
Fort Wayne 340,000
Fort Collins 337,000
Lexington-Fayette 334,000
Mobile 333,000
Santa Rosa 331,000
Trenton 329,000
Ann Arbor 328,000
Lansing 326,000
Rockford 324,000
Savannah 324,000
Shreveport 322,000
Laredo 315,000
Winston-Salem - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 509,000 2.21%
2019 498,000 2.05%
2018 488,000 2.74%
2017 475,000 2.81%
2016 462,000 2.67%
2015 450,000 2.74%
2014 438,000 2.58%
2013 427,000 2.89%
2012 415,000 2.72%
2011 404,000 2.54%
2010 394,000 2.87%
2009 383,000 2.68%
2008 373,000 2.75%
2007 363,000 2.54%
2006 354,000 2.91%
2005 344,000 2.69%
2004 335,000 2.76%
2003 326,000 2.52%
2002 318,000 2.91%
2001 309,000 2.66%
2000 301,000 4.15%
1999 289,000 5.09%
1998 275,000 4.96%
1997 262,000 4.80%
1996 250,000 5.04%
1995 238,000 4.85%
1994 227,000 5.09%
1993 216,000 4.85%
1992 206,000 4.57%
1991 197,000 5.35%
1990 187,000 1.63%
1989 184,000 0.55%
1988 183,000 1.10%
1987 181,000 0.56%
1986 180,000 0.56%
1985 179,000 1.13%
1984 177,000 0.57%
1983 176,000 0.57%
1982 175,000 1.16%
1981 173,000 0.58%
1980 172,000 1.78%
1979 169,000 1.81%
1978 166,000 1.84%
1977 163,000 1.88%
1976 160,000 1.91%
1975 157,000 1.95%
1974 154,000 1.99%
1973 151,000 1.34%
1972 149,000 2.05%
1971 146,000 2.10%
1970 143,000 1.42%
1969 141,000 0.71%
1968 140,000 1.45%
1967 138,000 0.73%
1966 137,000 0.74%
1965 136,000 1.49%
1964 134,000 0.75%
1963 133,000 1.53%
1962 131,000 0.77%
1961 130,000 0.78%
1960 129,000 3.20%
1959 125,000 3.31%
1958 121,000 3.42%
1957 117,000 3.54%
1956 113,000 2.73%
1955 110,000 3.77%
1954 106,000 2.91%
1953 103,000 3.00%
1952 100,000 4.17%
1951 96,000 3.23%
1950 93,000 0.00%