Summerfield, North Carolina

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Summerfield, North Carolina

Introduction to Summerfield, North Carolina

Summerfield, North Carolina, in Guilford county, is 11 miles NW of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 77 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina. The town, which is conveniently located inside the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area, has an estimated 7,018 residents.

Summerfield History

The community of Summerfield, which was named in honor of John Summerfield, was originally a rural farming community. It is located in Guilford County, which was founded in 1771, and created out of Orange County and Rowan County. Guilford County was named in honor of Francis North, the 1st Earl of Guilford. The first settlers were a group of English Quakers.

Summerfield and Nearby Attractions

  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  • Natural Science Center of Greensboro
  • Museum of Old Domestic Life
  • Hanging Rock State Park
  • North Carolina Zoo
  • Greensboro Arboretum

Things To Do In Summerfield

Summerfield has many lakes including the Martin Lake, Whitaker Lake, Hillside Lake, and Foster Lake. Various activities like hiking, swimming, fishing, camping, boating, and picnicking can be enjoyed at the Hanging Rock State Park, Tanglewood Park, and Emerald Pointe Water Park. The Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, the Greensboro Historical Museum, and the Natural Science Center of Greensboro feature exhibits which shed light on the history and culture of the region.

Summerfield Transportation

Piedmont Triad International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Summerfield Higher Education

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford Technical Community College, and High Point University are among the colleges close to Summerfield.

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High Points

Summerfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Summerfield Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Summerfield People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 6% Summerfield Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 9% Summerfield Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 11% Summerfield College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 19% Summerfield Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Summerfield, North Carolina

Comparing Summerfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Racial Diversity 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
College Educated Adults 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3
Public Transportation Use 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 1
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Summerfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Guilford
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27358
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.208
Longitude -79.905

Summerfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 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 DANBURY 5 SE
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station STUART
Distance 35.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
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Summerfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,018 100%
Male 3,494 49.8%
Female 3,524 50.2%
Under 18 1,971 28.1%
18+ 5,047 71.9%
65+ 592 8.4%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 3.07
White 6,560 93.5%
African-American 283 4%
Asian 45 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 31 0.4%
Other 39 0.6%
Mixed Race 60 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 100 1.4%

Estimated Summerfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,228
Growth 210
Growth % 3%

Summerfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 21.5%
English 14.9%
German 12.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
Irish 9.4%
Scotch-Irish 6.4%
Italian 3.4%
European 2.8%
Polish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scottish 2.4%
Dutch 2.3%
British 1.3%
Swedish 1.2%
Canadian 0.7%
Slovak 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Sierra Leonean 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
African 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Summerfield 7,018 $79,433
Greensboro 223,891 $50,192
Kernersville 17,126 $52,266
Madison 2,262 $36,429
Oak Ridge 3,988 $82,070
Stokesdale 3,267 $58,185
Walnut Cove 1,465 $41,250
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