Guilford County NC Information


Guilford County Subdivisions

Guilford County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 514,876
Population in Households 498,961
Population in Familes 389,016
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,915
Population Density1 797
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 206,617
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 128,029
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 230,163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119,604 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 87,013 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 23,546 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $173,164
Average Home Value $222,806


Median Household Income $45,993
Average Household Income $67,512
Per Capita Income $27,572
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.93%
Households 0.8% 0.92%
Families 0.62% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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, 2016 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 # 25 76th
Per Capita Income # 15 86th

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