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Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The City of Winston-Salem is the county seat and the largest city of Forsyth County and is located in the State of North Carolina. The city is a consolidation of the two seperate cities of Salem, founded in 1766 and Winston, founded 1849. The incorporation of Winston-Salem happened in 1913.
The total population of the City of Winston-Salem as reported by the 2010 Census is 229,617 residents with 90,245 households. The surrounding metro area includes 132.4 square miles and has a total population of 647,697 residents. Some of the surrounding communities include Clemmons, Lewisville, Bethania, Pfafftown, Walburg, Rural Hall, Walkertown, Kernersville, Welcome, Tobaccoville and others.
Major industries for the area include health care and social assistance, manufacturing, retail trade, educational services, accommodations, food service, local government and others. The largest employers include the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Novan Health, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, the city and county government, Reynolds America, Wells Fargo, Hanesbrands, BB T, Wake Forest University and others. Two well known corporations with their headquarters located in the Winston-Salem metro area include the ever popular morning confection company, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and the clothing company, HanesBrands, that owns several clothing brands such as Hanes, Champion, Barely There, Playtex, Wonderbra and others.