Guilford County NC Information


Guilford County Subdivisions

Guilford County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 527,708
Population in Households 510,582
Population in Familes 399,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 17,126
Population Density1 817
Diversity Index2 66


Median Household Income $51,228
Average Household Income $73,037
Per Capita Income $29,740


Total Housing Units 233,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121,131 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 90,037 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,984 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $178,939
Average Home Value $230,084


Total Households 211,168
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 130,493
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.94% 0.95%
Households 0.87% 0.94%
Families 0.7% 0.83%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.03%


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, 2018 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 # 15 87th
Median Household Income # 22 79th
Per Capita Income # 17 84th

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