Guilford County, NC

521,330 Population
645.7 square miles 807.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
5.1%
was 5.2%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NC
Population Density
807.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
49.7%
was 49.2%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.4%
was 9.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in NC
Percent Under 18
22.7%
was 22.7%
Ranked 16th Highest in NC
Percent 65 and Over
14.5%
was 14.2%
Ranked 28th Highest in NC

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 5.9
Ranked 12th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
18.6%
was 15.4%
Ranked 31st Lowest in NC
Median Household Income
$46,896
was $47,786
Ranked 19th Highest in NC
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.8
49.3
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,602
Ranked 13th Highest in NC
Patents per 100,000
28
Ranked 10th Highest in NC

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.6
Ranked 31st Highest in NC
Violent Crimes per 100,000
32.1
was 27.0
Ranked 58th Highest in NC
Property Crimes per 100,000
270.3
was 283.8
Ranked 63rd Highest in NC

 Housing

Total Housing Units
226,748
was 225,137
Ranked 3rd Highest in NC
Median Rent
$805
was $800
Ranked 17th Highest in NC
Total Building Permits
1,752
was 1,479
 
Occupied Housing Units
201,520
was 198,833
 
Homeownership Rate
57.3%
was 58.3%
Ranked 34th Highest in NC
Single Family Building Permits
1,138
was 944
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
351.1
was 348.6
Ranked 6th Highest in NC
Rental Vacancy Rate
22.7%
was 24.1%
Ranked 34th Highest in NC
Multifamily Building Permits
614
was 535
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 24th Highest in NC
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
7.9
was 6.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.5
was 3.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.1%
was 95.7%
Ranked 14th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.0%
Ranked 10th Highest in NC
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.2%
Ranked 13th Highest in NC

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.8%
was 88.2%
Ranked 17th Highest in NC
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
34.5%
was 34.3%
Ranked 9th Highest in NC

+ Upload Other Data