Winston-Salem Demographics Reports and Information for 2009: Winston-Salem is a city of progress. From its origins as an early Moravian settlement nearly 250 years ago, the community has grown to be a center for business and technology in North Carolina and the Southeast.
Winston-Salem is a primary city of North Carolina‚Äôs Piedmont Triad Region. With a population of over 1.6 million, the 12-county area represents a significant market and labor resource for area businesses.
Located in Forsyth County, Winston-Salem has long had a well-established industrial base, contributing significantly to North Carolina‚Äôs role as a leader in new manufacturing locations. But as in many areas of the country, Winston-Salem has seen a rapid expansion in the service sector, with financial institutions and health care leading the way. Now in the 21st century, WinstonSalem will continue to build on its past by preparing for the future needs of the new economy.