Clemmons, NC

Clemmons, situated in Forsyth County, is a small town made up of 12 square miles.

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The town was founded in 1802 as Clemmonsville by Peter Clemmons. 


The median resident age in Clemmons is 43 years. The median estimated household income is about $70,000 making it about $13,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $36,000. The average price for a home in Clemmons is about $205,000 (2015) which is $45,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $900 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Clemmons is 80% White, 6% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 12% other. 94% of the population are high school graduates, with 47% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 58% are married, 11% are divorced, 2% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 23% that have never been married.

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Forsyth County

Clemmons belongs to Forsyth County in the central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Colonel Benjamin Forsyth, is part of the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Forsyth County has a population of 365,000 and its largest city Winston-Salem, with a population of 241,000, is the county seat.

Some of Forsyth County is a part of the Yadkin Valley wine region. The county is the fourth largest county in North Carolina. The county was founded in 1849.

Forsyth County borders Surry, Yadkin, Davie, Davidson, Guilford, Rockingham, and Stokes Counties.

Forsyth County is made up of 413 square miles. 408 of which is land with the remaining 5 as water.


The population of Clemmons, NC is about 20,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Clemmons, NC is 850 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Clemmons, NC is 27012.

Area Code

The area codes for Clemmons, NC are 336 and 743.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Clemmons and Forsyth County have voted mostly Democrat, with 50% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 48% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.


The unemployment rate for Clemmons is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average of around 5%. Transportation, mining, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Clemmons Courier and North Carolina Obituaries are the primary newspapers that cover the Forsyth County area.