Greensboro-High Point, NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
775,169
0.443% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.9
0.512% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.5%
2.48% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,567
7.24% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$188,800
16% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
370,219
0.856% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Greensboro-High Point, NC had a population of 775k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $59,567. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Greensboro-High Point, NC grew from 771,751 to 775,169, a 0.443% increase and its median household income grew from $55,544 to $59,567, a 7.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greensboro-High Point, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.89%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.45%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.28%).

None of the households in Greensboro-High Point, 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.

94.9% of the residents in Greensboro-High Point, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greensboro-High Point, NC are University of North Carolina at Greensboro (4,805 degrees awarded in 2022), Guilford Technical Community College (2,800 degrees), and North Carolina A & T State University (2,575 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Greensboro-High Point, NC was $188,800, and the homeownership rate was 63.6%.

Most people in Greensboro-High Point, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Greensboro-High Point, NC was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Greensboro-High Point, NC is home to a population of 775k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.86% of Greensboro-High Point, NC residents were born outside of the country (68.7k people).

In 2022, there were 2.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (436k people) in Greensboro-High Point, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 207k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.9%
2022 Citizenship
94.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.9% of Greensboro-High Point, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Greensboro-High Point, NC was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greensboro-High Point, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    436k ± 1.03k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    207k ± 1.96k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    30.2k ± 798
9.05%
Hispanic Population
70.2k people

In 2022, there were 2.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (436k people) in Greensboro-High Point, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 207k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.05% of the people in Greensboro-High Point, NC are hispanic (70.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Greensboro-High Point, NC as a share of the total population.

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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

8.86%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
68.7k people
9.08%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
70.1k people

As of 2022, 8.86% of Greensboro-High Point, NC residents (68.7k 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-High Point, NC was 9.08%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,682 ± 911
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,545 ± 822
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,975 ± 558

Greensboro-High Point, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Greensboro-High Point, NC employs 370k people. The largest industries in Greensboro-High Point, NC are Manufacturing (56,391 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (51,224 people), and Retail Trade (42,465 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($94,250), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($68,397), and Utilities ($64,571).

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

370k
2022 Value
± 5,453
0.856%
1 Year growth
± 2.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greensboro-High Point, NC grew at a rate of 0.856%, from 367k employees to 370k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greensboro-High Point, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (42,334 people), Sales & Related Occupations (37,839 people), and Management Occupations (37,185 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greensboro-High Point, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

370k
2022 Value
± 5,453
0.856%
1 Year growth
± 2.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greensboro-High Point, NC grew at a rate of 0.856%, from 367k employees to 370k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greensboro-High Point, NC, are Manufacturing (56,391 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (51,224 people), and Retail Trade (42,465 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,243
Median earning men ± $859
$34,153
Median earning women ± $635

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,731), Public Administration ($58,423), and Information ($53,263).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,056), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,531), and Information ($41,578).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,791
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,361
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 4,024
    Manufacturing

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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-High Point, NC awarded 15,140 degrees. The student population of Greensboro-High Point, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 20,934 male students and 37,397 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greensboro-High Point, NC are White (6,759 and 45.6%), followed by Black or African American (5,152 and 34.7%), Hispanic or Latino (1,383 and 9.33%), and Asian (512 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Greensboro-High Point, NC by number of degrees awarded are University of North Carolina at Greensboro (4,805 and 31.7%), Guilford Technical Community College (2,800 and 18.5%), and North Carolina A & T State University (2,575 and 17%).

The most popular majors in Greensboro-High Point, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,255 and 8.29%), General Business Administration & Management (1,178 and 7.78%), and General Psychology (513 and 3.39%).

The median tuition costs in Greensboro-High Point, NC are $28,078 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-High Point, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 58,331 (35.9% men and 64.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 58,331 students enrolled in Greensboro-High Point, NC, 35.9% men and 64.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 23,825 records, of which 68.5% were women and 31.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 636 degrees awarded
  2. 500 degrees awarded
  3. 378 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greensboro-High Point, NC was General Business Administration & Management with 636 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,805 degrees awarded
  2. 2,800 degrees awarded
  3. 2,575 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, 5,270 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greensboro-High Point, NC, which is 0.534 times less than the 9,870 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,759 degrees mean that there were 1.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5,152 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 ($28,078) 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 ($1,450) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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.

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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-High Point, NC was $188,800 in 2022, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,700 to $188,800, a 16% increase. The homeownership rate in Greensboro-High Point, NC is 63.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Greensboro-High Point, NC have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greensboro-High Point, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Greensboro-High Point, NC is $59,567. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Greensboro-High Point, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

Property

$188,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,737
$195,554
Median Property Taxes
±$3,562

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-High Point, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.6% of the housing units in Greensboro-High Point, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greensboro-High Point, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

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

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Household Income

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$59,567
Median Household Income
± $1,057
307k
Number of Households
± 4,825

In 2022, the median household income of the 307k households in Greensboro-High Point, NC grew to $59,567 from the previous year's value of $55,544.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greensboro-High Point, 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 (77.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.92%)

In 2022, 77.9% of workers in Greensboro-High Point, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.1%) and those who worked at home (8.92%).

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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Commute Time

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greensboro-High Point, NC have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.97% of the workforce in Greensboro-High Point, 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-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.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greensboro-High Point, NC (116k out of 750k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Health

90% of the population of Greensboro-High Point, NC has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.96%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.41%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greensboro-High Point, NC declined by 1.39% from 10.1% to 9.96%.

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