Greensboro, NC

287,019 Population
126.7 square miles 2,265.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.8%
was 2.8%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NC
Population Density
2,265.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.8%
was 46.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.7%
was 9.3%
Ranked 6th Highest in NC
Percent Under 18
22.4%
was 21.7%
Ranked 10th Highest in NC
Percent 65 and Over
13.1%
was 13.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in NC

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.7
was 5.7
Ranked 13th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
22.8%
was 16.2%
Ranked 12th Lowest in NC
Median Household Income
$42,802
was $44,934
Ranked 11th Highest in NC
Gini Income Distribution
 
51.9
49
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
9.1
was 9.7
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
597
was 518.7
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,568.5
was 4,130.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
129,716
was 132,438
Ranked 3rd Highest in NC
Median Rent
$803
was $801
Ranked 9th Highest in NC
Total Building Permits
968
was 804
 
Occupied Housing Units
113,922
was 115,301
 
Homeownership Rate
48.9%
was 50.7%
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Single Family Building Permits
354
was 323
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,010.9
was 1,045.4
Ranked 7th Highest in NC
Rental Vacancy Rate
21.4%
was 23.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in NC
Multifamily Building Permits
614
was 481
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 10th Highest in NC
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
7.5
was 6.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.5
was 2.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.5%
was 94.4%
Ranked 4th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.7%
Ranked 7th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.4%
was 99.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in NC

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
89.1%
was 90.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in NC
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
37.5%
was 35.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in NC

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