Greensboro-High Point, NC

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Population

767,711

0.857% growth

Poverty Rate

16.9%


Median Age

38.7


Median Household Income

$50,026

0.515% decline

Number of Employees

361,965

0.118% decline

Median Property Value

$152,300

1.47% growth

About

In 2018, Greensboro-High Point, NC had a population of 768k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $50,026. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Greensboro-High Point, NC grew from 761,184 to 767,711, a 0.857% increase and its median household income declined from $50,285 to $50,026, a -0.515% decrease.

The population of Greensboro-High Point, NC is 57.7% White Alone, 26.5% Black or African American Alone, and 8.59% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Greensboro-High Point, NC speak a non-English language, and 94.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greensboro-High Point, NC are University of North Carolina at Greensboro (4,304 degrees awarded in 2017), Guilford Technical Community College (2,485 degrees), and North Carolina A & T State University (1,982 degrees).

The median property value in Greensboro-High Point, NC is $152,300, and the homeownership rate is 62.1%. Most people in Greensboro-High Point, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Greensboro-High Point, NC is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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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 (55,292 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,618 people), and Retail Trade (40,738 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($52,220), Finance & Insurance ($50,717), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,207).

Median household income in Greensboro-High Point, NC is $50,026. Males in Greensboro-High Point, NC have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,552. The income inequality in Greensboro-High Point, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,026

2018 value

± $1,933

-0.515%

1 Year Growth

± 4.94%

Households in Greensboro-High Point, NC have a median annual income of $50,026, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,285 in 2017, which represents a -0.515% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,551

Average Male Salary

± $1,091

$47,552

Average Female Salary

± $846

In 2018, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.32 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time 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

    $66,551 ± $4,420

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $53,592 ± $28,568

  3. White

    $52,871 ± $810

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 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.

0.47

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.556% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greensboro-High Point, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $80,337, followed by Wake County, NC and Chatham County, NC, with respective values of $79,970 and $74,959.

The following map shows all of the counties in Greensboro-High Point, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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 13.1%. 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

2018 Value

± 10,632

-0.118%

1 Year decline

± 4.15%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Greensboro-High Point, NC declined at a rate of -0.118%, from 362k employees to 362k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greensboro-High Point, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,016 people), Management Occupations (36,979 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (36,568 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 (41,016 people), Management Occupations (36,979 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (36,568 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 (1.49 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.34 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greensboro-High Point, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($100,386), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,345), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,764).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

362k

2018 Value

± 10,632

-0.118%

1 Year decline

± 4.15%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Greensboro-High Point, NC declined at a rate of -0.118%, from 362k employees to 362k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greensboro-High Point, NC, are Manufacturing (55,292 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,618 people), and Retail Trade (40,738 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 (55,292 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50,618 people), and Retail Trade (40,738 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Greensboro-High Point, NC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.57 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.25 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greensboro-High Point, NC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($52,220), Finance & Insurance ($50,717), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,207).

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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. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

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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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% 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. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

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 its neighboring geographies.

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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%.

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Diversity

Greensboro-High Point, NC is home to a population of 768k people, from which 94.3% 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 443k White Alone residents (57.7%), 203k Black or African American Alone residents (26.5%), 65.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.59%), 29.2k Asian Alone residents (3.8%), 19.3k Two or More Races residents (2.52%), 3.57k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.466%), 3.3k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.43%), and 105 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0137%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Greensboro-High Point, NC was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Greensboro-High Point, NC are getting getting younger. In 2017, 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.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Greensboro-High Point, NC compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    229,977 ± 11,643 people

  2. India

    71,606 ± 6,547 people

  3. Honduras

    31,466 ± 4,348 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 229,977 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 71,606 and Honduras with 31,466.

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Citizenship

94.3%

2018 Citizenship

95.1%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.3% of Greensboro-High Point, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Greensboro-High Point, NC was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    443k ± 777

  2. Black or African American Alone

    203k ± 3.77k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    65.9k ± 6.88k

In 2018, there were 2.18 times more White Alone residents (443k people) in Greensboro-High Point, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 203k Black or African American Alone and 65.9k 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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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    13,914 ± 1,447

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    8,876 ± 1,618

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    7,660 ± 1,596

Greensboro-High Point, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Greensboro-High Point, NC awarded 13,211 degrees. The student population of Greensboro-High Point, NC is skewed towards women, with 21,464 male students and 34,946 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greensboro-High Point, NC are White (6,930 and 54.5%), followed by Black or African American (3,784 and 29.7%), Hispanic or Latino (773 and 6.07%), and Unknown (552 and 4.34%).

The largest universities in Greensboro-High Point, NC by number of degrees awarded are University of North Carolina at Greensboro (4,304 and 32.6%), Guilford Technical Community College (2,485 and 18.8%), and North Carolina A & T State University (1,982 and 15%).

The most popular majors in Greensboro-High Point, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,050 and 7.95%), General Business Administration & Management (969 and 7.33%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (657 and 4.97%).

The median tuition costs in Greensboro-High Point, NC are $28,440 for private four year colleges, and $3,981 and $18,006 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 333 degrees awarded

  2. 729 degrees awarded

  3. 403 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greensboro-High Point, NC was General Biological Sciences with 333 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. 4,304 degrees awarded

  2. 2,485 degrees awarded

  3. 1,982 degrees awarded

$3,981

Median In-State Public

$28,440

Median Private

In 2017, the Greensboro-High Point, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Carolina at Greensboro with 4,304 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,847

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,364

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,847 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greensboro-High Point, NC, which is 0.58 times less than the 8,364 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Greensboro-High Point, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,930 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3,784 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    773 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greensboro-High Point, NC were to White students. These 6,930 degrees mean that there were 1.83 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,784 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greensboro-High Point, NC was $152,300 in 2018, which is 0.663 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $150,100 to $152,300, a 1.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Greensboro-High Point, NC is 62.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greensboro-High Point, NC have an average commute time of 21.1 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.

Housing

Property Value

$152,300

2018 Median

± $3,696

$150,100

2017 Median

± $3,359

In 2018, the median property value in Greensboro-High Point, NC grew to to $152,300 from the previous year's value of $150,100.

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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Household Income

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$50,026

Median Household Income

± $1,933

302k

Number of Households

± 9,312

In 2018, the median household income of the 302k households in Greensboro-High Point, NC declined from $50,026 from the previous year's value of $50,285.

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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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

62.1%

2018 Homeownership

62.5%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 62.1% of the housing units in Greensboro-High Point, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.5%.

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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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greensboro-High Point, NC have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% 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

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    9.28%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.89%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Greensboro-High Point, NC was Drove Alone (83%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.28%) and those who Worked At Home (4.89%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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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