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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population282,177
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+131,847
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married39.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,585
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,461
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,227

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,116
% Above Poverty Level80.1%
% Below Poverty Level19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$787
Median House Value$148,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.2%
German7.6%
English7.4%
Irish5.6%
African2.7%
Scottish2.1%
Italian2.1%
French Except Basque1.2%
Polish1.1%
Dutch0.7%
Arab0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Russian0.4%
Liberian0.3%
Sudanese0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Moroccan0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
South African0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Greensboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Guilford County
Standard Zip Codes27401, 27403, 27405, 27406, 27407, 27408, 27409, 27410, 27455, 27495
P.O. Box Zip Codes27402, 27404, 27415, 27416, 27417, 27419, 27420, 27427, 27429, 27435, 27438, 27425
Company Zip Codes27411, 27412, 27413, 27497, 27498, 27499
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.07
Approximate Longitude-79.77

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)

StationGREENSBORO RGNL AP
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationBURLINGTON FIRE STN #5
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip45 inches
StationSILER CITY 2 N
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Jamestown3,718$78,958
Oak Ridge6,617$120,703
Pleasant Garden4,684$64,360
Sedalia574$53,125
Summerfield10,758$114,238
Whitsett809$66,339

Greensboro Public Libraries

Greensboro Public Library
219 N CHURCH ST
Greensboro, North Carolina
(336) 373-2716

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Greensboro Hospitals

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1200 North Elm St
(336) 832-7000
Kindred Hospital - Greensboro
(Proprietary)
2401 Southside Blvd
(336) 271-2800
Wesley Long Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
501 N Elam Avenue
(336) 854-6100

Greensboro Public Schools

Bluford Elementary
1901 Tuscaloosa Street
ZIP: 27401
(336) 370-8120
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Gc Middle College High
815 West Market Street
ZIP: 27401
(336) 370-8300
High
Total Enrollment 133
Hampton Elem Univ Partnership
2301 Trade Street
ZIP: 27401
(336) 370-8220
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Herbin Metz Education Center
400 O' Ferrell Street
ZIP: 27401
(336) 370-8260
Primary
Total Enrollment 70
James B Dudley High
1200 Lincoln Street
ZIP: 27401
(336) 370-8130
High
Total Enrollment 1418
Lincoln Academy
1016 Lincoln Street
ZIP: 27401
(336) 370-3471
Middle
Total Enrollment 690
Otis L Hairston Sr Middle
3911 Naco Rd
ZIP: 27401
(336) 378-8280
Middle
Total Enrollment 729
Peeler Open Elementary
2200 Randall Street
ZIP: 27401
(336) 370-8270
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
Philip J Weaver Ed Center
300 South Spring Street
ZIP: 27401
(336) 370-8282
High
Total Enrollment 268
Waldo C Falkener Sr Elementary
3931 Naco Road
ZIP: 27401
(336) 370-8150
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Washington Elementary
1110 East Washington Street
ZIP: 27401
(336) 370-8290
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Clara J Peck Elementary
1601 West Florida Street
ZIP: 27403
(336) 370-8235
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Jackson Middle
2200 Ontario Street
ZIP: 27403
(336) 294-7350
Middle
Total Enrollment 518
John Van Lindley Elementary
2700 Camden Road
ZIP: 27403
(336) 294-7360
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Murphey Traditional Academy
2306 Ontario Street
ZIP: 27403
(336) 294-7380
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
Aycock Middle
811 Cypress Street
ZIP: 27405
(336) 370-8110
Middle
Total Enrollment 617
Bessemer Elementary
918 Huffine Mill Road
ZIP: 27405
(336) 375-2585
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Brightwood Elementary
2001 Brightwood School Road
ZIP: 27405
(336) 375-2565
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Ceasar Cone Elementary
2501 North Church Street
ZIP: 27405
(336) 375-2595
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Erwin Montessori
3012 East Bessemer Aveune
ZIP: 27405
(336) 370-8151
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Gateway Education Center
3205 East Wendover Aveune
ZIP: 27405
(336) 375-2575
Other
Total Enrollment 92
Guilford Preparatory Academy
2210 East Cone Blvd
ZIP: 27405
(336) 954-1344
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
High School Ahead Academy
1401summit Avenue
ZIP: 27405
(336) 294-7640
Middle
Total Enrollment 86
Middle College At Gtcc-gso
3505 East Wendover Avenue
ZIP: 27405
(336) 375-2466
High
Total Enrollment 137
Page High
201 Alma Pinnix Drive
ZIP: 27405
(336) 370-8200
High
Total Enrollment 2067
Rankin Elementary
1501 Spry Street
ZIP: 27405
(336) 375-2545
Primary
Total Enrollment 829
Reedy Fork Elementary
4571 Reedy Fork Parkway
ZIP: 27405
(336) 656-3723
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Alamance Elementary
3600 Williams Dairy Road
ZIP: 27406
(336) 697-3177
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Allen Middle
1108 Glendale Drive
ZIP: 27406
(336) 294-7325
Middle
Total Enrollment 725
Cyrus P Frazier Elementary
4215 Galway Drive
ZIP: 27406
(336) 294-7340
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
David D Jones Elementary
502 South Street
ZIP: 27406
(336) 370-8230
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
George C. Simkins Jr. Elementary
3511 East Lee Street
ZIP: 27406
(336) 697-3070
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Gillespie Park Elementary
1900 Martin Luther King Jr Dri
ZIP: 27406
(336) 370-8640
Primary
Total Enrollment 265
Julius I Foust Elementary
2610 Floyd Street
ZIP: 27406
(336) 370-8155
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Middle College High At Bennett
610 Gorrell Street
ZIP: 27406
(336) 517-1832
High
Total Enrollment 115
Southeast Guilford High
4530 Southeast School Road
ZIP: 27406
(336) 674-4300
High
Total Enrollment 1410
Southeast Guilford Middle
4825 Woody Mill Road
ZIP: 27406
(336) 674-4280
Middle
Total Enrollment 965
Southern Elementary
5720 Drake Road
ZIP: 27406
(336) 674-4325
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Southern Guilford High
5700 Drake Road
ZIP: 27406
(336) 674-4250
High
Total Enrollment 1128
Southern Guilford Middle
5747 Drake Rd
ZIP: 27406
(336) 674-4266
Middle
Total Enrollment 704
Sumner Elementary
1915 Harris Drive
ZIP: 27406
(336) 316-5888
Primary
Total Enrollment 650
Triad Math And Science Academy
700 Creek Ridge Rd
ZIP: 27406
(336) 621-0061
Other
Total Enrollment 1106
Vandalia Elementary
407 East Vandalia Road
ZIP: 27406
(336) 370-8275
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Wiley Accel/enrichment
600 West Terrell Street
ZIP: 27406
(336) 370-8295
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Archer Elementary
2610 Four Seasons Boulevard
ZIP: 27407
(336) 294-7335
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Ben L. Smith High School
2407 South Holden Road
ZIP: 27407
(336) 294-7300
High
Total Enrollment 1296
Edwin A Alderman Elementary
4211 Chateau Drive
ZIP: 27407
(336) 294-7320
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Hunter Elementary
1305 Merritt Drive
ZIP: 27407
(336) 294-7345
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Pilot Elementary
4701 Chimney Springs Drive
ZIP: 27407
(336) 316-5820
Primary
Total Enrollment 746
Sedgefield Elementary
2905 Groometown Road
ZIP: 27407
(336) 316-5858
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
The Academy At Smith
2225 South Holden Road
ZIP: 27407
(336) 316-5866
High
Total Enrollment 224
Brooks Global Elementary
1215 Westover Terrace
ZIP: 27408
(336) 370-8228
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
General Greene Elementary
1501 Benjamin Parkway
ZIP: 27408
(336) 545-2015
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Grimsley High
801 Westover Terrace
ZIP: 27408
(336) 370-8180
High
Total Enrollment 1719
Irving Park Elementary
1310 Sunset Drive
ZIP: 27408
(336) 370-8225
Primary
Total Enrollment 676
James Y Joyner Elementary
3300 Normandy Road
ZIP: 27408
(336) 545-2020
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Kiser Middle
716 Benjamin Parkway
ZIP: 27408
(336) 370-8240
Middle
Total Enrollment 784
Mendenhall Middle
205 Willoughby Boulevard
ZIP: 27408
(336) 545-2000
Middle
Total Enrollment 828
College Prep And Leadership Academy
300 Highway 68 South
ZIP: 27409
(336) 264-5573
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
Northwest Guilford High
5240 Northwest School Road
ZIP: 27409
(336) 605-3300
High
Total Enrollment 1983
Northwest Guilford Middle
5300 Northwest School Road
ZIP: 27409
(336) 605-3333
Middle
Total Enrollment 1000
Claxton Elementary
3720 Pinetop Road
ZIP: 27410
(336) 545-2010
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Doris Henderson Newcomers Sch
411 Friendway Road
ZIP: 27410
(336) 316-5883
Other
Total Enrollment 261
Early College At Guilford
5608 West Friendly Avenue
ZIP: 27410
(336) 316-2860
High
Total Enrollment 198
Ep Pearce Elementary
2006 Pleasant Ridge Road
ZIP: 27410
(336) 605-5480
Primary
Total Enrollment 673
Greensboro Academy
4049 Battleground Ave
ZIP: 27410
(336) 286-8404
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
Guilford Elementary
920 Stage Coach Trail
ZIP: 27410
(336) 316-5844
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Guilford Middle
320 Lindley Road
ZIP: 27410
(336) 316-5833
Middle
Total Enrollment 716
Jefferson Elementary
1400 New Garden Road
ZIP: 27410
(336) 316-5870
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
Kernodle Middle
3600 Drawbridge Parkway
ZIP: 27410
(336) 545-3717
Middle
Total Enrollment 827
Morehead Elementary
4630 Tower Road
ZIP: 27410
(336) 294-7370
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Sternberger Elementary
518 North Holden Road
ZIP: 27410
(336) 294-7390
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Western Guilford High
409 Friendway Road
ZIP: 27410
(336) 316-5800
High
Total Enrollment 1308
Middle College High @ Nc A&t
1601 East Market Street
ZIP: 27411
(336) 691-0941
High
Total Enrollment 106
Stem Early College @ Nc A&t Su
402 Laurel Street
ZIP: 27411
(336) 370-8580
High
Total Enrollment 150
Uncg Early/middle College
1408 Walker Avenue
ZIP: 27412
(336) 334-3662
High
Total Enrollment 199
Cornerstone Charter Academy-cfa
2535 New Garden East
ZIP: 27455
(336) 482-3855
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
Jesse Wharton Elem
5813 Lake Brandt Road
ZIP: 27455
(336) 545-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Northern Guilford Elementary
3801 Nc Highway 150 East
ZIP: 27455
(336) 656-4032
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Northern Guilford High
7101 Spencer Dixon Road
ZIP: 27455
(336) 643-8449
High
Total Enrollment 1367
Northern Guilford Middle
616 Simpson-calhoun Road
ZIP: 27455
(336) 605-3342
Middle
Total Enrollment 888
Scale School
116 Pisgah Church Road
ZIP: 27455
(336) 545-2031
Other
Total Enrollment 9

Greensboro Private Schools

Napoleon B Smith Adventist Academy
1800 E Market St
ZIP: 27401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Our Lady Of Grace Catholic School
2205 W Market St
ZIP: 27403
Elementary
Total Enrollment 285
Covenant Christian Day School
1414 Cliffwood Dr
ZIP: 27406
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Mell-burton Structured Day School
309 Concord St Ste 201
ZIP: 27406
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Vandalia Christian School
3919 Pleasant Garden Rd
ZIP: 27406
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 637
St Pius X Catholic School
2200 N Elm St
ZIP: 27408
Elementary
Total Enrollment 480
Shining Light Academy
4530 W Wendover Ave
ZIP: 27409
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 139
Bnai Shalom Day School
804a Winview Dr
ZIP: 27410
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
Caldwell Academy
2900 Horse Pen Creek Rd
ZIP: 27410
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 743
First Lutheran School For Young Children
3600 W Friendly Ave
ZIP: 27410
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
New Garden Friends School
1128 New Garden Rd
ZIP: 27410
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 261
Noble Academy
3310 Horse Pen Creek Rd
ZIP: 27410
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 148
Canterbury School
5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd
ZIP: 27455
Elementary
Total Enrollment 357
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