Guilford County NC Information


Guilford County Subdivisions

Guilford County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 502,513
Population in Households 487,207
Population in Familes 379,944
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,306
Population Density1 778
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 202,838
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 125,868
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 226,166 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118,801 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 84,037 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 23,328 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $185,476
Average Home Value $233,485


Median Household Income $44,712
Average Household Income $65,332
Per Capita Income $26,569
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.67% 0.91%
Households 0.73% 0.95%
Families 0.51% 0.82%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Guilford County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Guilford County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 98th
Population Density1 # 6 95th
Diversity Index2 # 14 87th
Median Household Income # 28 73rd
Per Capita Income # 12 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.