Introduction to Reidsville, North Carolina

Reidsville, North Carolina, in Rockingham county, is 20 miles N of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 70 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina.There are 14,485 residents in the city.

Reidsville History

Reidsville was founded in the early 1800s. At that time, it served as an outpost and stagestop and was known as Wrights Crossroads. Reuben Reid and his family settled in this area in 1814. The city was named after Reuben Reid. The area's first post office was established in 1829. Reuben’s son, David Reid, was the city's first postmaster and later became Governor of North Carolina in 1850. The City of Reidsville was incorporated in 1873.

Reidsville and nearby Attractions

  • Chinqua-Penn Plantation House
  • Natural Science Center at Greensboro
  • Edison Museum
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  • Graham Historical Museum
  • Fairy Stone State Park

Things To Do In Reidsville

There are many things to do in Reidsville. You can visit Woodland Park, Cambridge Park, Jaycee Ball Park, Glendale Park, and H.K. Griggs Park. The Lake Reidsville offers facilities for boating, fishing, picnicking, and camping. Hiking facilities are offered by the scenic Jaycee Park Trail. The Greensboro Children's Museum, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, and Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art are also worth visiting.

Reidsville Transportation

You can avail air transportation from Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Reidsville Higher Education

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford Technical Community College, Winston-Salem State University, Elon College, and many other colleges and universities provide facilities for higher studies.


Total Population 14,249
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,031
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 44.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,293
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,455


Median Family Income $53,644
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 37.5%
Median Gross Rent $649
Median House Value $109,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.3%
US/American 0%
English 10%
Irish 7.2%

Reidsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles N of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 27320
P.O. Box Zip Codes 27323
Company Zip Codes 27321, 27322
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.354
Longitude -79.664

Reidsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Distance 23.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Camp Springs (27320)

Cherrygrove (27320)

Harrison Cross Roads (27320)

Midway (27320)

Monroeton (27320)

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

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Location Population Median Family Income
Eden 15,543 $36,615
Madison 2,240 $50,139
Stoneville 1,177 $39,219
Summerfield 10,477 $116,250
Wentworth 2,782 $55,000
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Reidsville High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 16

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.1

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