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Gibsonville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Gibsonville had a population of 7,777 as of July 1, 2020. Gibsonville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gibsonville is located at latitude 36.1057 and longitude -79.5422 in Guilford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gibsonville encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Guilford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 718 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Gibsonville are located in Guilford County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Alamance County.

The Town of Gibsonville (GNIS ID: 2406565) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Gibsonville is located within Township of Rock Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guilford County.


Gibsonville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 7,777 (100%)
Population in Households 7,682 (98.8%)
Population in Families 6,238 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 95 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 2,152
Diversity Index2 51


Median Household Income $60,452
Average Household Income $76,605
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $31,166
Wealth Index5 77


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,444 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 699 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $170,549
Average Home Value $196,663
Housing Affordability Index3 210


Total Households 3,143
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 2,119
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 2.05% 1.59%
Households 2.1% 1.61%
Families 1.75% 1.47%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
Owner Occupied HU   1.5%


Gibsonville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gibsonville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 118 84th
Population Density # 29 96th
Median Household Income # 160 78th
Housing Affordability Index # 438 59th
Per Capita Income # 188 75th
Diversity Index # 346 53rd

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