Information About Greensboro

The total estimated population is 274,636. Density is low at 1,171 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 166,354; Black: 90,333; Asian: 7,065; Two or More Races: 4,292; American Indian: 1,278; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 107; Other Race: 5,207; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 10,831 (4%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 263,805 (96%)

There are 19,872 foreign born residents, of which 25.0% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 5,176; Vietnam: 1,902; India: 890; United Kingdom: 713; Canada: 694; Korea: 567; Germany: 502; U.S. Born: This State: 162,116; South: 44,195; Northeast: 26,128; Midwest: 14,149; West: 5,641;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Greensboro Most Common US Birthplaces in Greensboro

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 34 years.

Age Distribution

There are 21,178 married couples with children and 10,987 single-parent households (1,879 men, 9,108 women).

The median household income is $42,765 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; North Carolina: $39,184; Greensboro: $42,765;

11% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; North Carolina: 12%; Greensboro: 11%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 106,855; Government: 18,953; Self-employed: 7,208; Unpaid family work: 257; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 51,651; Sales and office: 42,114; Professional and related: 29,531; Office and administrative support: 24,035; Management, business, and financial operations: 22,120; Production, transportation, and material moving: 19,381;

Work Types in Greensboro Common Occupations in Greensboro

The average commute time is 22 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 113,251; Car or truck (carpooled): 16,814; Worked at home: 3,808; Walked: 2,858; Public transportation: 1,928; Bicycle: 302; Motorcycle: 101;

Transportation to work methods in Greensboro

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Greensboro.

There are 120,142 housing units, of which 77,818 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 65,998; Renter: 46,138; Vacant: 8,006; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 48,847; Not Mortgaged: 17,151;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Greensboro

The median single family home value is $115,033.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; North Carolina: $985; Greensboro: $1,027;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; North Carolina: $431; Greensboro: $521;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 7,944; 1940 to 1949: 7,032; 1950 to 1959: 14,951; 1960 to 1969: 18,596; 1970 to 1979: 21,671; 1980 to 1989: 21,686; 1990 to 1994: 11,903; 1995 to 1998: 12,471; 1999 to March 2000: 3,888;

0.5% of homes lack plumbing and 1.9% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 53,759; Electricity: 48,712; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 5,730; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 2,932;

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