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Guilford County, North Carolina

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Guilford County, North Carolina
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
542,410
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
542,410
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
541,299
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 541,299
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 488,406
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.5%
Female persons, percent
52.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
56.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
35.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
49.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 27,474
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 10.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 231,640
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 59.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $172,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,264
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $435
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $892
Building permits, 2021 3,228
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 208,234
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 84.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 13.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 90.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 81.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 89.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 36.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,158,488
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,512,781
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 26,932,176
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,979,731
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,935
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 22.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $54,794
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $31,798
Persons in poverty, percent
13.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 13,730
Total employment, 2020 261,286
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 12,327,238
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 42,996
All firms, 2012 45,746
Men-owned firms, 2012 22,594
Women-owned firms, 2012 17,884
Minority-owned firms, 2012 14,168
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 29,574
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,438
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 38,576
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 756.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 645.70
FIPS Code 37081
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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