Greensboro-High Point, NC

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Population

761,184

0.667% growth

Median Age

39


Median Household Income

$50,285

9% growth

Poverty Rate

16.9%


Number of Employees

362,391

3.75% growth

Median Property Value

$150,100

5.19% growth

About

In 2017, Greensboro-High Point, NC had a population of 761k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $50,285. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greensboro-High Point, NC grew from 756,139 to 761,184, a 0.667% increase and its median household income grew from $46,135 to $50,285, a 9% increase.

The population of Greensboro-High Point, NC is 58.4% White Alone, 26.9% Black or African American Alone, and 8.47% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Greensboro-High Point, NC speak a non-English language, and 95.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greensboro-High Point, NC are University of North Carolina at Greensboro (4,099 degrees awarded in 2016), Guilford Technical Community College (2,554 degrees), and North Carolina A & T State University (1,995 degrees).

The median property value in Greensboro-High Point, NC is $150,100, and the homeownership rate is 62.5%. Most people in Greensboro-High Point, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Greensboro-High Point, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Greensboro-High Point, NC employs 362k people. The largest industries in Greensboro-High Point, NC are Manufacturing (60,077 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (48,858 people), and Retail Trade (42,220 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,984), Finance & Insurance ($50,973), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,256).

Median household income in Greensboro-High Point, NC is $50,285. Males in Greensboro-High Point, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,208. The income inequality in Greensboro-High Point, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,285

2017 value

± $1,529

9%

1 Year Growth

± 3.97%

Households in Greensboro-High Point, NC have a median annual income of $50,285, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,135 in 2016, which represents a 9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,048

Average Male Salary

± $1,147

$46,208

Average Female Salary

± $809

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $63,340 ± $4,747

  2. White

    $51,739 ± $820

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $47,717 ± $31,159

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greensboro-High Point, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.293% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greensboro-High Point, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $77,691, followed by Wake County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $77,318 and $69,940.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greensboro-High Point, NC (124k out of 733k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    56,642 ± 1,751

  2. Black

    49,833 ± 1,743

  3. Hispanic

    19,000 ± 1,047

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greensboro-High Point, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

362k

2017 Value

± 10,599

3.75%

1 Year growth

± 3.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greensboro-High Point, NC grew at a rate of 3.75%, from 349k employees to 362k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greensboro-High Point, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (47,342 people), Sales & Related Occupations (39,852 people), and Management Occupations (35,195 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greensboro-High Point, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greensboro-High Point, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (47,342 people), Sales & Related Occupations (39,852 people), and Management Occupations (35,195 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Greensboro-High Point, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.65 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.29 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greensboro-High Point, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,614), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,339), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

362k

2017 Value

± 10,599

3.75%

1 Year growth

± 3.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greensboro-High Point, NC grew at a rate of 3.75%, from 349k employees to 362k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greensboro-High Point, NC, are Manufacturing (60,077 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (48,858 people), and Retail Trade (42,220 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greensboro-High Point, NC, though some of these residents may live in Greensboro-High Point, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Greensboro-High Point, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (60,077 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (48,858 people), and Retail Trade (42,220 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Greensboro-High Point, NC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.71 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.18 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greensboro-High Point, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,984), Finance & Insurance ($50,973), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,256).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90% of the population of Greensboro-High Point, NC has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Greensboro-High Point, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Greensboro-High Point, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10%

Uninsured

46.5%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greensboro-High Point, NC declined by 0.558% from 10.1% to 10%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Greensboro-High Point, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Greensboro-High Point, NC is home to a population of 761k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.55% of Greensboro-High Point, NC residents were born outside of the country (65.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Greensboro-High Point, NC is composed of 444k White Alone residents (58.4%), 205k Black or African American Alone residents (26.9%), 64.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.47%), 29k Asian Alone residents (3.81%), 13.6k Two or More Races residents (1.79%), 2.89k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.379%), 1.53k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.201%), and 218 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0286%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Greensboro-High Point, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greensboro-High Point, NC was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Greensboro-High Point, NC are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Greensboro-High Point, NC residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

65.1k people

8.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

64.2k people

As of 2017, 8.55% of Greensboro-High Point, NC residents (65.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greensboro-High Point, NC was 8.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,569 ± 11,827 people

  2. India

    71,743 ± 6,553 people

  3. Honduras

    36,265 ± 4,667 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 237,569 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 71,743 and Honduras with 36,265.

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Citizenship

95.1%

2017 Citizenship

94.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.1% of Greensboro-High Point, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greensboro-High Point, NC was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    444k ± 684

  2. Black or African American Alone

    205k ± 2.56k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    64.5k ± 5.76k

In 2017, there were 2.17 times more White Alone residents (444k people) in Greensboro-High Point, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 205k Black or African American Alone and 64.5k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Greensboro-High Point, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Greensboro-High Point, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Greensboro-High Point, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Greensboro-High Point, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    15,724 ± 1,673

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,966 ± 1,469

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,884 ± 1,064

Greensboro-High Point, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Greensboro-High Point, NC awarded 12,229 degrees. The student population of Greensboro-High Point, NC is skewed towards women, with 21,507 male students and 34,643 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greensboro-High Point, NC are White (6,515 and 54.6%), followed by Black or African American (3,727 and 31.2%), Hispanic or Latino (667 and 5.59%), and Unknown (356 and 2.98%).

The largest universities in Greensboro-High Point, NC by number of degrees awarded are University of North Carolina at Greensboro (4,099 and 33.5%), Guilford Technical Community College (2,554 and 20.9%), and North Carolina A & T State University (1,995 and 16.3%).

The most popular majors in Greensboro-High Point, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (895 and 7.32%), General Business Administration & Management (869 and 7.11%), and General Psychology (459 and 3.75%).

The median tuition costs in Greensboro-High Point, NC are $27,350 for private four year colleges, and $3,903 and $17,714 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 443 degrees awarded

  2. 294 degrees awarded

  3. 674 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greensboro-High Point, NC was General Psychology with 443 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Greensboro-High Point, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,099 degrees awarded

  2. 2,554 degrees awarded

  3. 1,995 degrees awarded

$3,903

Median In-State Public

$27,350

Median Private

In 2016, the Greensboro-High Point, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Carolina at Greensboro with 4,099 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,678

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,551

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,678 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greensboro-High Point, NC, which is 0.62 times less than the 7,551 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,515 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3,727 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    667 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greensboro-High Point, NC were to White students. These 6,515 degrees mean that there were 1.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,727 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greensboro-High Point, NC was $150,100 in 2017, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $142,700 to $150,100, a 5.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Greensboro-High Point, NC is 62.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greensboro-High Point, NC have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greensboro-High Point, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,285

Median Household Income

± $1,529

297k

Number of Households

± 9,041

In 2017, the median household income of the 297k households in Greensboro-High Point, NC grew to $50,285 from the previous year's value of $46,135.

The following chart displays the households in Greensboro-High Point, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$150,100

2017 Median

± $3,359

$142,700

2016 Median

± $3,149

In 2017, the median property value in Greensboro-High Point, NC grew to to $150,100 from the previous year's value of $142,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greensboro-High Point, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greensboro-High Point, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Greensboro-High Point, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greensboro-High Point, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.5%

2017 Homeownership

61.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.5% of the housing units in Greensboro-High Point, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greensboro-High Point, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Greensboro-High Point, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greensboro-High Point, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greensboro-High Point, NC have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.13% of the workforce in Greensboro-High Point, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.29%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Greensboro-High Point, NC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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