Guilford County NC Information


Guilford County Subdivisions

Guilford County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 522,957
Daytime Population: Workers 298,874
Daytime Population: Residents 279,931
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 578,805
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 506,455
Population in Familes 393,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,502
Population Density2 810
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $47,653
Average Household Income $70,242
Per Capita Income $28,673


Total Housing Units 232,476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120,141 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 89,686 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,649 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $175,689
Average Home Value $226,668


Total Households 209,827
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 129,598
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.95% 0.95%
Households 0.9% 0.95%
Families 0.7% 0.83%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.17%


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, 2017 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 Density # 6 95th
Diversity Index # 14 88th
Median Household Income # 25 76th
Per Capita Income # 16 85th

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