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Greensboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Greensboro is the 3rd largest city in North Carolina with a population of 286,435 as of July 1, 2017. Greensboro ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Greensboro is located at latitude 36.0965 and longitude -79.8271 in Guilford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greensboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 126.68 sq. miles and a water area of 5.26 sq. miles. Guilford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 827 feet.

The City of Greensboro (GNIS ID: 2403745) 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 City of Greensboro is located within Township of Morehead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guilford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Greensboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 286,435
Daytime Population: Workers 200,370
Daytime Population: Residents 152,515
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 352,885
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 274,433
Population in Familes 199,604
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,002
Population Density2 2,261
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $42,192
Average Household Income $65,568
Per Capita Income $27,716


Total Housing Units 131,729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57,878 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 60,524 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 13,326 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $158,983
Average Home Value $212,831


Total Households 118,403
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 65,896
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 0.87% 0.87%
Households 0.83% 0.88%
Families 0.61% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Greensboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greensboro to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 100th
Population Density # 22 97th
Diversity Index # 89 88th
Median Household Income # 349 53rd
Per Capita Income # 201 73rd

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