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Overview

Introduction to Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina, is is the third largest city in North Carolina with a population of nearly 230,000 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan statistical area has an estimated population of nearly 670,000 people.

Greensboro is located in central North Carolina, approximately 40 minutes east of Winston-Salem. Greensboro is home to two Fortune 1000 company headquarters, and nearby Winston-Salem is home to a couple more. Greensboro is also home to several prestigious colleges and universities.

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point is ranked as the 40th "Most Fun U.S. City" in a survey conducted in 2003 by Cranium Inc. Factors taken into account in the ranking include: the number of sports teams, restaurants, dance performances, toy stores, the amount of a city's budget that is spent on recreation, and other factors. Greensboro is also a past winner of the coveted "All-America City Award" from the National Civic League.

Greensboro experiences all four seasons. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature of almost 88 degrees Fahrenheit. January is the coldest month, with an average daily temperature of 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Greensboro can see sleet and snow a few times a winter. Greensboro receives an average of a little over 43 inches of precipitation a year.

Greensboro History

Greensboro was started as a planned community with the name of Greensborough in the early 1800's. It is named after General Nathanael Greene, commander of the American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House during the American Revolutionary War. Famous Greensboro residents include first Lady Dolley Madison who was born in Greensboro, and famed World War II CBS radio broadcaster Edward R. Murrow who was born just outside of Greensboro.

Greensboro Arts and Culture

Greensboro is a center for arts and culture, including arboretums/gardens, museums, the performing arts, and more. Some of Greensboro's more notable cultural attractions include:

  • The Bel Canto Company
  • The Bog Garden
  • The Broach Theatre
  • The Carolina Theatre
  • The Greensboro Arboretum
  • The Greensboro Coliseum a venue for entertainment, trade shows and sporting events
  • The Greensboro Historical Museum
  • The Blandwood Mansion and Gardens
  • The Greensboro Opera Company
  • The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
  • The Richard Petty Museum

Greensboro Sports and Leisure

Greensboro offers enough professional sports teams and events to keep most sports fans happy. Greensboro's professional sports attractions include:

  • Baseball - The Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Greensboro Grasshoppers. The Grasshoppers are a Class A affiliate of the Florida Marlins. The Winston-Salem Warthogs also play in nearby Winston-Salem. The Warthogs are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.
  • Golf - The Professional Golf Association (PGA) Chrysler Classic of Greensboro.
  • Football - The National Indoor Football League (NIFL) Greensboro Revolution.
  • Soccer - The United Soccer League (USL Premier Development League Carolina Dynamo and the USL W-League Carolina Dynamo Women

Greensboro "Must See" Attractions

Greensboro has attractions too numerous to do justice in a simple list. Some of Greensboro's more unique attractions include:

  • The PGA Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
  • The Richard Petty Museum

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Greensboro has more than 500 restaurants to fulfill almost any culinary need. The best source for dining information, the latest events, happenings, night clubs, and performances can be found in the entertainment section of the Greensboro News & Record, or Yes Weekly a free alternative newspaper.

People

Total Population 276,225
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 129,550
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 39.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,380
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,408
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,055

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,454
% Above Poverty Level 80.2%
% Below Poverty Level 19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $751
Median House Value $147,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.4%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 6.1%

Greensboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 67 miles W of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Guilford
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27401, 27403, 27405, 27406, 27407, 27408, 27409, 27410, 27455, 27495
P.O. Box Zip Codes 27402, 27404, 27415, 27416, 27417, 27419, 27420, 27425, 27427, 27429, 27435, 27438
Company Zip Codes 27395, 27411, 27412, 27413, 27480, 27498, 27499
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.072
Longitude -79.792

Greensboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GREENSBORO RGNL AP
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station BURLINGTON FIRE STN #5
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
Station SILER CITY 2 N
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Greensboro, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Amf G Boro (27425)

Amf Greensboro (27425)

Country Park Acres (27408)

Friendship (27410)

Groomtown (27407)

Guilford (27410, 27409)

Guilford College (27410, 27409)

Guilford Courthouse National (27408)

Hamtown (27405)

Hilltop (27407)

Mount Zion (27405)

Plaza (27408)

Rankin (27405)

Ridgefield (27410)

Sedgefield (27407)

South Greensboro (27406)

Spring Valley (27406)

Summit (27405)

Tennessee Acres (27405)

Vandalia (27406)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Jamestown 3,549 $87,022
Oak Ridge 6,435 $111,802
Pleasant Garden 4,585 $65,150
Sedalia 610 $53,958
Summerfield 10,477 $116,250
Whitsett 770 $60,000

Greensboro Public Libraries

Library
Greensboro Public Library
219 NORTH CHURCH STREET
Greensboro, North Carolina
(336) 373-2716
Library Web Site

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Greensboro Hospitals

MOSES H CONE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, THE
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1200 N ELM ST
(336) 832-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Greensboro High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

NORTHWEST GUILFORD HIGH
5240 NW SCHOOL RD
336-605-3300
Serves 1,909 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

GRIMSLEY HIGH
801 WESTOVER TER
336-370-8180
Serves 1,859 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

PAGE HIGH
201 ALMA PINNIX DR
336-370-8200
Serves 1,594 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

BEN L SMITH HIGH
2407 S HOLDEN RD
336-294-7300
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,582 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.6

WESTERN GUILFORD HIGH
409 FRIENDWAY RD
336-316-5800
Serves 1,338 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.6

DUDLEY HIGH
1200 LINCOLN ST
336-370-8130
A Magnet School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,335 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

SOUTHEAST GUILFORD HIGH
4530 SE SCHOOL RD
336-674-4300
Serves 1,244 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

SOUTHERN GUILFORD HIGH
5700 DRAKE RD
336-674-4250
Serves 856 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

THE EARLY COLLEGE AT GUILFORD
5608 WEST FRIENDLY AVENUE
336-316-2860
Serves 161 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 32.2

PHILIP J WEAVER ED CENTER
300 S SPRING ST
336-370-8282
Serves 130 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.8

GC MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH
108 ODELL STREET
336-370-8300
Serves 106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH AT BENNETT
900 EAST WASHINGTON STREET
336-370-8301
Serves 104 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH AT NC A&T
1601 EAST MARKET STREET
336-691-0941
Serves 87 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

SCALE SCHOOL
617 WEST MARKET STREET
336-370-8982
A Non-traditional School

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