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Clemmons is a village in Forsyth County, North Carolina and a suburb of Winston-Salem. The population was 18,627 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 19,844 in 2015.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,827 people, 5,291 households, and 3,947 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,291.2 people per square mile (498.5/km²). There were 5,614 housing units at an average density of 524.2 per square mile (202.4/km²).
There were 5,291 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 5.6% of households had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.97.
- 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. Currently, the Mayor is John Wait and Council members are Michelle Barson (Mayor Pro Tempore), Scott Binkley, Pamela Lofland, Chris Wrights and Michael Combest.