Greensboro, NC

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2022 Population
297,202
0.582% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34
1.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
18.1%
3.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,051
6.55% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$197,200
16.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
146,624
1.16% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Greensboro, NC had a population of 297k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $55,051. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Greensboro, NC grew from 295,483 to 297,202, a 0.582% increase and its median household income grew from $51,667 to $55,051, a 6.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greensboro, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (42.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.32%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.52%), and White (Hispanic) (3.22%).

None of the households in Greensboro, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.4% of the residents in Greensboro, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greensboro, NC are University of North Carolina at Greensboro (4,805 degrees awarded in 2022), North Carolina A & T State University (2,575 degrees), and Guilford College (287 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Greensboro, NC was $197,200, and the homeownership rate was 49.6%.

Most people in Greensboro, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Greensboro, NC was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Greensboro, NC is home to a population of 297k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 12% of Greensboro, NC residents were born outside of the country (35.7k people).

In 2022, there were 1.1 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Greensboro, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 115k White (Non-Hispanic) and 15.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.4%
2022 Citizenship
93.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.4% of Greensboro, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Greensboro, NC was 93.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greensboro, NC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    126k ± 2.31k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    115k ± 2.33k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    15.8k ± 1.08k
8.99%
Hispanic Population
26.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.1 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Greensboro, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 115k White (Non-Hispanic) and 15.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.99% of the people in Greensboro, NC are hispanic (26.7k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
35.7k people
12.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
35.9k people

As of 2022, 12% of Greensboro, NC residents (35.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greensboro, NC was 12.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,680 ± 516
  2. Vietnam
    3,392 ± 391
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,079 ± 408

Greensboro, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Greensboro, NC employs 147k people. The largest industries in Greensboro, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,741 people), Retail Trade (17,883 people), and Manufacturing (17,175 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,083), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,338), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,964).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

147k
2022 Value
± 3,727
1.16%
1 Year growth
± 3.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greensboro, NC grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 145k employees to 147k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greensboro, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,912 people), Sales & Related Occupations (16,242 people), and Management Occupations (13,132 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greensboro, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

147k
2022 Value
± 3,727
1.16%
1 Year growth
± 3.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greensboro, NC grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 145k employees to 147k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greensboro, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (21,741 people), Retail Trade (17,883 people), and Manufacturing (17,175 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greensboro, NC, though some of these residents may live in Greensboro, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,139
Median earning men ± $1,450
$33,335
Median earning women ± $1,058

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,860), Public Administration ($58,116), and Manufacturing ($56,240).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,325), Public Administration ($47,227), and Information ($46,393).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Greensboro, NC awarded 8,099 degrees. The student population of Greensboro, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12,067 male students and 21,768 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greensboro, NC are Black or African American (3,403 and 43.3%), followed by White (2,940 and 37.4%), Hispanic or Latino (707 and 8.99%), and Two or More Races (317 and 4.03%).

The largest universities in Greensboro, NC by number of degrees awarded are University of North Carolina at Greensboro (4,805 and 59.3%), North Carolina A & T State University (2,575 and 31.8%), and Guilford College (287 and 3.54%).

The most popular majors in Greensboro, NC are General Business Administration & Management (605 and 7.47%), General Psychology (440 and 5.43%), and General Biological Sciences (331 and 4.09%).

The median tuition costs in Greensboro, NC are $19,520 for private four year colleges, and $3,981 and $18,316 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Greensboro, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 33,835 (35.7% men and 64.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 33,835 students enrolled in Greensboro, NC, 35.7% men and 64.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 16,590 records, of which 65.8% were women and 34.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 315 degrees awarded
  2. 493 degrees awarded
  3. 427 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greensboro, NC was General Biological Sciences with 315 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,805 degrees awarded
  2. 2,575 degrees awarded
  3. 287 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Carolina at Greensboro with 4,805 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,582 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greensboro, NC, which is 0.468 times less than the 5,517 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 3,403 degrees mean that there were 1.16 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,940 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,520) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,135) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greensboro, NC was $197,200 in 2022, which is 0.7 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $169,100 to $197,200, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Greensboro, NC is 49.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Greensboro, NC have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greensboro, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Greensboro, NC is $55,051. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Greensboro, NC was Census Tract 125.11 with a value of $154,464, followed by Census Tract 104.04 and Census Tract 157.06, with respective values of $150,129 and $130,625.

Property

$197,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,171
$59,562
Median Property Taxes
±$1,926

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greensboro, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Greensboro, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

49.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 49.6% of the housing units in Greensboro, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 125.11
  2. Census Tract 104.04
  3. Census Tract 157.06

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greensboro, NC was Census Tract 125.11 with a value of $154,464, followed by Census Tract 104.04 and Census Tract 157.06, with respective values of $150,129 and $130,625.

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

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Household Income

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$55,051
Median Household Income
± $1,790
120k
Number of Households
± 3,192

In 2022, the median household income of the 120k households in Greensboro, NC grew to $55,051 from the previous year's value of $51,667.

The following chart displays the households in Greensboro, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greensboro, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.66%)
  3. Carpooled (8.29%)

In 2022, 76% of workers in Greensboro, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.66%) and those who carpooled to work (8.29%).

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greensboro, NC have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Greensboro, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greensboro, NC (50.9k out of 282k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greensboro, NC is Black, followed by White 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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Health

90.6% of the population of Greensboro, NC has health coverage, with 46.6% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.27% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Guilford County, NC see 1282 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0779% decrease from the previous year (1283 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1738 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 322 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,282 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Guilford County, NC

Primary care physicians in Guilford County, NC see an average of 1,282 patients per year. This represents a 0.0779% decrease from the previous year (1,283 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Guilford County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 26.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.2% were men and 54.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.38%
Uninsured
46.6%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greensboro, NC declined by 2.9% from 9.66% to 9.38%.

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

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