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Clemmons, North Carolina
Location in Forsyth County and the state of North Carolina
Location in Forsyth County and the state of North Carolina
Country  United States
State  North Carolina
County Forsyth
 • Total 12.09 sq mi (31.32 km2)
 • Land 11.88 sq mi (30.77 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
850 ft (259 m)
 • Total 18,627
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,756.33/sq mi (678.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 336, 743
FIPS code 37-12960
GNIS feature ID 1019693

Clemmons is a village in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States and a suburb of Winston-Salem. The population was 18,627 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 20,867 in 2019.


Clemmons is located in southwestern Forsyth County at 36°1′31″N 80°23′11″W / 36.02528°N 80.38639°W / 36.02528; -80.38639 (36.025232, -80.386413). It is bordered to the northeast by the city of Winston-Salem, to the north by the town of Lewisville, and to the southwest, across the Yadkin River, by the town of Bermuda Run in Davie County.

Interstate 40 passes through the village, with access from Exits 182 and 184. Downtown Winston-Salem is 10 miles (16 km) northeast via I-40 and U.S. Route 421, and I-40 leads southwest 34 miles (55 km) to Statesville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Clemmons has a total area of 12.0 square miles (31.1 km2), of which 11.8 square miles (30.6 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), or 1.74%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 6,020
2000 13,827 129.7%
2010 18,627 34.7%
2019 (est.) 20,867 12.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Clemmons racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 15,466 73.08%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,715 8.1%
Native American 36 0.17%
Asian 919 4.34%
Pacific Islander 9 0.04%
Other/Mixed 829 3.92%
Hispanic or Latino 2,189 10.34%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 21,163 people, 7,733 households, and 5,400 families residing in the village.

Village facts

  • Originally called Clemmonsville, the Village of Clemmons was founded in 1802 and incorporated in 1986.
  • Clemmons is located in the Northwestern Piedmont section of North Carolina in Forsyth County.
  • Clemmons is ten miles (16 km) southwest of Winston-Salem, a city of approximately 229,617.
  • Clemmons, population 18,627, is part of the "Piedmont Triad" and the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  • The proximity of Clemmons to this major urban center and its location along Interstate 40 has contributed to the growth of the Village.
  • Clemmons encompasses 12 square miles (31 km2).
  • West Forsyth High School, the largest high school in Forsyth County, is located in Clemmons.
  • The Village of Clemmons operates under the Council/Manager form of government. Policy and legislative authority rest with an elected Council which is composed of a Mayor and five Council members. The Mayor and one Council member are elected for a two-year term with the remainder of the Council elected to four-year terms.
  • The Village Council, among other responsibilities, passes ordinances, adopts an annual budget, appoints citizens to boards and committees, and hires a Village Manager. The Village Manager is responsible for implementation of the Council's policies and ordinances, supervision of the Village employees, and overall maintenance of the day-to-day operations of the Village.
  • The tax rate for the Village of Clemmons is .115 cents per $100 of property tax value.
  • The Clemmons Little League baseball team made the 2002 Little League World Series as the Southeast team before losing in the pool play stage. A notable player on the team was 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Austin Dillon.

Points of interest

  • Tanglewood Park
  • Tanglewood Park Arboretum and Rose Garden
  • Tanglewood Park's Festival of Lights (seasonal)

See also

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