Introduction to Clemmons, North Carolina

Clemmons, North Carolina is 9 miles SW of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center) and 60 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina.It is in Forsyth county. The village is part of the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metro area. The population of Clemmons is 13,827.

Clemmons History

The area now known as the Village of Clemmons was established in 1802 by Peter Clemmons. In fact, the village is named after him. The first railroad entered the area in the 1870s. The village was officially incorporated in December, 1986. West Forsyth Senior High School, the largest high school in Forsyth County, is located in Clemmons. The school was founded in 1964.

Clemmons and nearby Attractions

  • Tanglewood Park
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
  • Historic Bethabara Park
  • Pilot Mountain State Park
  • Old Salem
  • Reynolda House

Things To Do In Clemmons

while staying Clemmons, you can visit the Tanglewood Park Arboretum and Rose Garden. You can also choose to watch plays and concerts at the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem. It is also worth visiting the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Clemmons Village Shopping Center and Westwood Shopping Center.

Clemmons Transportation

Smith Reynolds Airport can be reached within several minutes.

Clemmons Higher Education

Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem State University, and Wake Forest University are some of the nearest colleges and university.


Total Population 19,101
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 9,173
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 57.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.7%
Median Earnings25+ $42,857
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,209


Median Family Income $90,202
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $833
Median House Value $201,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.6%
US/American 0%
English 15.7%
Irish 11%

Clemmons Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Forsyth
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27012
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.021
Longitude -80.382

Clemmons Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bermuda Run 2,532 $98,000
Bethania 311 $63,125
Lewisville 13,037 $88,968
Mocksville 5,086 $44,167
Tobaccoville 2,492 $69,479
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Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

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