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Guilford County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 512,119 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 421,048 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 91,279
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 28,290
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 105,700
Renter-occupied apartments: 77,059 (it was 62,967 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

33%

Land area: 649 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 789 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Guilford County: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Guilford County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (54.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (32.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.1%)
  • Asian alone (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 243,770  (47.6%)
Females: 268,349  (52.4%)

Guilford County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Guilford County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $47,786 ($42,618 in 1999)

This county:

$47,786
North Carolina:

$47,830

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $646 (lower quartile is $518, upper quartile is $789)
This county:

$646
State:

$648


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $160,700 (it was $112,600 in 2000)
Guilford:

$160,700
North Carolina:

$160,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $108,000 - $249,800

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $215,582
Here:

$215,582
State:

$232,982

Townhouses or other attached units: $149,274
Here:

$149,274
State:

$188,010

In 2-unit structures: $200,837
Here:

$200,837
State:

$171,360

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,824
Here:

$100,824
State:

$144,411

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,954
Here:

$101,954
State:

$199,579

Mobile homes: $53,079
Here:

$53,079
State:

$71,084
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,235
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $408

Institutionalized population: 3,467

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 45
  • Assaults: 148
  • Burglaries: 705
  • Thefts: 999
  • Auto thefts: 149

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 51
  • Assaults: 134
  • Burglaries: 747
  • Thefts: 1264
  • Auto thefts: 168
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Health of residents in Guilford County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
75.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
65.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
71.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is about average.
31.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3059 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2001: 3594 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2002: 3514 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2003: 3103 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2004: 3840 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2005: 4170 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2006: 3753 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2007: 2804 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2008: 1511 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2009: 1008 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2010: 881 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2011: 760 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2012: 944 buildings, average cost: $240,200
  • 2013: 1138 buildings, average cost: $252,700
  • 2014: 1177 buildings, average cost: $258,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,849 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,607 (1.1%)

Guilford County household income distribution in 2009 Guilford County home values distribution Guilford County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.4%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.8% for Black residents, 22.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.0% for American Indian residents, 14.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.7% for other race residents, 25.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.4%
Guilford County:

15.4%
North Carolina:

16.4%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.8% for Black residents, 22.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for American Indian residents, 14.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 36.0% for other race residents, 21.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Greensboro-High Point, NC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Guilford County is $608 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $678 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $859 a month.

Cities in this county include: Greensboro, High Point, Summerfield, Pleasant Garden, Gibsonville, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Forest Oaks, Jamestown, McLeansville.

Guilford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Guilford County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 13.9 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Guilford County: Camp Frontier (A), Shamrock Golf Course (B), Indian Hills Country Club (C), Alamance Battleground Historic Site (D), Arrowhead Golf Club (E), Fogleman Dairy (F), Allen House (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Guilford County include: Hawfields United Church (A), Hebron Church (B), Hico Church (C), Hopedale Church (D), Hornady Pleasant Union Church (E), Jeffries Cross Church (F), Kimes Chapel (G), Antioch Church (H), Archs Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Moores Chapel Cemetery (1), Alamance Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Timber Ridge Lake (A), Latham Lake (B), Stony Creek Reservoir (C), Lake Burlington Sediment Pool Number Two (D), Lake Burlington Sediment Pool (E), McCauley Lake (F), Lake Burlington (G), Quaker Creek Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Deep Creek (A), Buttermilk Creek (B), Bowden Branch (C), Big Alamance Creek (D), Beaver Creek (E), Back Creek (F), Rock Creek (G), Wells Creek (H), Travis Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Guilford County: Graham Municipal Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Blount County, Tennessee , Dare County , Lawrence County, Arkansas , Humphreys County, Tennessee , Person County , Vance County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 32,524
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 27,317 (25% naturalized citizens)

Guilford County:

6.5%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 12,753
  • 1990 to 1994: 5,138
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,950
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,060
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,295
  • 1970 to 1974: 945
  • 1970 to 1974: 571
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,605
Note: State values scaled to Guilford County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.8%

Guilford County marital status for males Guilford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 117,053
  • One, attached: 8,563
  • Two: 4,436
  • 3 or 4: 8,308
  • 5 to 9: 15,293
  • 10 to 19: 10,796
  • 20 or more: 8,789
  • Mobile homes: 7,096
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 57

Housing units in Guilford County with a mortgage: 67,397 (8,273 second mortgage, 12,158 home equity loan, 379 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 24,535

Here:

73.3% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Guilford County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant113,377411
Mainline Protestant74,143178
Catholic20,2287
Black Protestant16,25544
Other14,16439
Orthodox5404
None252,345-
Guilford County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 100
Guilford County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 57
This county:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 182
Guilford County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 416
This county:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Guilford County:

9.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Guilford County:

27.8%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.9%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Guilford County:

Average size of farms: 102 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,509
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $905.51
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.17%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 32.15%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,925
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.58%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,138
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.07%
Corn for grain: 2602 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6138 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5120 harvested acres
Vegetables: 286 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 68 acres

Tornado activity:

Guilford County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 13027345.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/19/1975, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Guilford County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 212.5 miles away from Guilford County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 270.5 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 151.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 139.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 140.7 miles away from Guilford County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 218.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 06, 2014 to March 07, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4167: March 31, 2014, FEMA Id: 4167, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1553: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Ice Storm, Incident Period: February 27, 2003 to February 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1457: March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: 1457, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1312: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 04, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3146: September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 05, 1996 to October 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1134: September 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1134, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Guilford County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (28%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • India (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Guilford County (%):

  • United States or American (13%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Guilford County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 173,063 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 25,615 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,185 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 91 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 51 (0%)
  • Railroad: 76 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 297 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 132 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 364 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,688 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,624 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 5,887 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Guilford County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 8,711 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,558 people in nursing homes
  • 1,459 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 420 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 228 people in other group homes
  • 159 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 138 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 137 people in state prisons
  • 88 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 43 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 4 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Guilford County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 9,711 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,230 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 955 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 655 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 624 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 590 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 257 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 188 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 64 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 63 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 56 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 39 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 34 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 23 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,383.

6.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($190 average AGI)
Guilford County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.47% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($17,916 average AGI)
2.64% relocated from other states ($20,315 average AGI)
Guilford County:

2.64%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Forsyth County, NC  0.51% ($34,187 average AGI)
from Randolph County, NC  0.41% ($28,043)
from Davidson County, NC  0.37% ($30,405)
from Alamance County, NC  0.32% ($34,525)
from Rockingham County, NC  0.24% ($31,902)
from Wake County, NC  0.23% ($35,247)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.21% ($36,472)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($429 average AGI)
Guilford County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.39% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($20,173 average AGI)
2.44% relocated to other states ($18,294 average AGI)
Guilford County:

2.44%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Forsyth County, NC  0.53% ($38,035 average AGI)
to Randolph County, NC  0.39% ($30,400)
to Wake County, NC  0.35% ($36,864)
to Davidson County, NC  0.33% ($33,624)
to Alamance County, NC  0.27% ($34,171)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.26% ($37,538)
to Rockingham County, NC  0.20% ($35,132)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Guilford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Guilford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 9.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Guilford County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Guilford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Guilford County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 65,332 (54,165 aged, 11,167 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 12,158 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Guilford County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,815)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,273)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,906)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,648)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2,321)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,132)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,048)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,399)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (1,384)
  • Congestive heart failure (1,011)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,575
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 380
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,647

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,351
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 860
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 79.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 51.7
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.1
  • Other - 16.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 58.6
  • Poisoning - 23.6
  • Suffocation - 15.4
  • Other - 8.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 472,914
  • In family households: 380,341 (80,150 male householders, 43,019 female householders)
    84,699 spouses, 134,861 children (126,243 natural, 3,224 adopted, 5,394 stepchildren), 9,446 grandchildren, 5,535 brothers or sisters, 4,102 parents, 6,508 other relatives, 9,937 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 92,573 (32,074 male householders (24,185 living alone)), 41,385 female householders (34,503 living alone)), 19,114 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 15,492 (3,467 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 54,095 2-persons, 29,899 3-persons, 23,272 4-persons, 9,991 5-persons, 3,688 6-persons, 2,224 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 58,688 1-person, 11,755 2-persons, 2,096 3-persons, 685 4-persons, 143 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

62,762 married couples with children.
27,097 single-parent households (4,377 men, 22,720 women).

90.8% of residents of Guilford County speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,378,462,000 ($5,420 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $182,452,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $982,749,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $424,281,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,988,000
Federal grants: $475,824,000
Federal procurement contracts: $227,285,000 ($110,775,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $262,335,000 ($18,124,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $69,946,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $316,342,000
Federal Government insurance: $130,980,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 31,455
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 18,306
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10,927
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,148
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Guilford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 56.65 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 779
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,916
  • 2000 to 2009: 43,091
  • 1990 to 1999: 41,312
  • 1980 to 1989: 35,777
  • 1970 to 1979: 32,468
  • 1960 to 1969: 26,625
  • 1950 to 1959: 17,029
  • 1940 to 1949: 9,082
  • 1939 or earlier: 14,058
Note: State values scaled to Guilford population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Guilford County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Guilford County population
  • 1 room: 45
  • 2 rooms: 415
  • 3 rooms: 1,908
  • 4 rooms: 8,751
  • 5 rooms: 24,765
  • 6 rooms: 24,889
  • 7 rooms: 17,073
  • 8 rooms: 13,287
  • 9+ rooms: 14,567
  • 1 room: 2,155
  • 2 rooms: 5,812
  • 3 rooms: 10,694
  • 4 rooms: 20,060
  • 5 rooms: 14,574
  • 6 rooms: 5,930
  • 7 rooms: 2,132
  • 8 rooms: 950
  • 9+ rooms: 660
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Guilford County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Guilford County population
  • no bedroom: 153
  • 1 bedroom: 1,442
  • 2 bedrooms: 20,283
  • 3 bedrooms: 57,724
  • 4 bedrooms: 21,910
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,188
  • no bedroom: 2,481
  • 1 bedroom: 15,302
  • 2 bedrooms: 29,364
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,567
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,793
  • 5+ bedrooms: 460
Cars and other vehicles available in Guilford County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Guilford County population
  • no vehicle: 3,409
  • 1 vehicle: 27,795
  • 2 vehicles: 48,555
  • 3 vehicles: 18,545
  • 4 vehicles: 5,566
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,830
  • no vehicle: 9,741
  • 1 vehicle: 31,056
  • 2 vehicles: 17,515
  • 3 vehicles: 3,591
  • 4 vehicles: 695
  • 5+ vehicles: 369

51% of Guilford County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in North Carolina.

Guilford County:

51.0%
State average:

54.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 257,787
  • Northeast: 36,277
  • Midwest: 21,825
  • South: 66,690
  • West: 8,096

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $108,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Guilford County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.5%)
  • Electricity (33.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.9%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Electricity (57.0%)
  • Utility gas (33.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Wood (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,051
Here:

10.9%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,584
Here:

7.4%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,866
Here:

20.9%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Guilford County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $27,452,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $88,344,000
    Other Higher Education: $19,531,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,783,000
    General - Other: $2,648,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $653,000
    Parks and Recreation: $448,000
    Health - Other: $412,000
    Regular Highways: $44,000
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $521,180,000
    Health - Other: $88,522,000
    Other Higher Education: $47,573,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $43,623,000
    General - Other: $34,358,000
    Police Protection: $21,210,000
    Correctional Institutions: $19,438,000
    Local Fire Protection: $14,509,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,554,000
    Financial Administration: $8,029,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,285,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,422,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,036,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,369,000
    Solid Waste Management: $823,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $515,000
    Housing and Community Development: $159,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,906,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $59,231,000
    Libraries: $1,843,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $21,566,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,238,000
    General - Other: $3,844,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,697,000
    Police Protection: $2,642,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,604,000
    General Public Building: $701,000
    Health - Other: $495,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $244,000
    Correctional Institutions: $175,000
    Central Staff Services: $113,000
    Local Fire Protection: $105,000
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $44,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $501,446,000

Guilford County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $30,990,000
    Higher Education - Other: $10,692,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $10,409,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $5,836,000
    Sewerage: $475,000
    Parking Facilities: $291,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $68,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,202,000
    All Other: $1,911,000
    Education: $1,391,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,051,000
    General Local Government Support: $829,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $15,475,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,505,000
    Rents: $751,000
    Special Assessments: $54,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $203,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $404,961,000
    Public Welfare: $50,485,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,913,000
    All Other: $4,936,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,783,000
    Housing and Community Development: $159,000
  • Tax - Property: $271,056,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $83,308,000
    NEC: $5,452,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,486,000
    Other License: $2,160,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $269,000

Guilford County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $438,880,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $419,470,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $64,450,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $53,900,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,410,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,550,000

Guilford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,634,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $164,398,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,900,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 8,146
  • Number of aged recipients: 831
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 7,315
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,899
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,632
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,615
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,820
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,633
Guilford County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Guilford County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 98 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,078$138,9522,408$170,4409,940$178,648251$95,49831$2,209,387716$108,11363$70,175
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED67$140,254134$173,619758$167,47652$52,4041$1,750,00046$94,97812$79,917
APPLICATIONS DENIED310$126,990386$129,3243,276$157,344243$50,6012$1,511,000277$96,68260$66,017
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN235$123,664318$166,2142,364$164,29877$108,2992$3,774,000131$101,10719$87,368
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS66$123,78850$164,040591$173,55329$98,3100$028$125,2145$93,400
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 88 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED408$197,196448$190,84410$109,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED91$245,912141$187,4545$93,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED41$174,22059$198,3903$124,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN15$246,33325$215,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$119,63610$208,1006$101,667

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Guilford County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3,02570.6 years
William2,77373.5 years
Mary2,62378.0 years
John2,53473.9 years
Robert1,82470.9 years
Charles1,31771.6 years
George1,06873.8 years
Margaret94778.0 years
Annie93380.3 years
Ruth87779.8 years
Most common last names in Guilford County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,61174.8 years
Jones91775.1 years
Johnson89873.8 years
Brown86974.5 years
Williams83572.8 years
Davis73774.1 years
Moore56874.0 years
Wilson45073.3 years
White43075.0 years
Miller42574.0 years
Businesses in Guilford County, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI4KFC9
AMF Bowling1Kincaid2
AT&T8Kmart2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Knights Inn2
Abercrombie Kids1Kohl's2
Ace Hardware5La Quinta1
Advance Auto Parts12La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale2Lane Bryant2
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture5
Ann Taylor2LensCrafters2
Apple Store1Little Caesars Pizza7
Applebee's3Lowe's6
Arby's11Macy's2
Ashley Furniture1Marriott8
Audi1Marshalls1
AutoZone12MasterBrand Cabinets15
BMW1Maurices2
Bakers1McDonald's28
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse3
Barnes & Noble2Microtel2
Baskin-Robbins4Motel 62
Bath & Body Works4Motherhood Maternity5
Baymont Inn1New Balance7
Bed Bath & Beyond2New York & Co2
Ben & Jerry's2Nike34
Bentleymotors.Com1Nissan2
Best Western3Office Depot6
Blockbuster6Old Navy2
Brooks Brothers1Olive Garden1
Brookstone1Outback3
Budget Car Rental2Outback Steakhouse3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pac Sun2
Burger King13Panda Express2
CVS18Panera Bread7
Cache2Papa John's Pizza10
CarMax1Payless5
Caribou Coffee1Penske6
Casual Male XL1PetSmart3
Catherines2Pier 1 Imports3
Chevrolet4Pizza Hut9
Chick-Fil-A10Plato's Closet2
Chico's2Popeyes1
Chipotle2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quality5
Church's Chicken4Quiznos6
Cinnabon 1RadioShack8
Clarion1Ramada1
Clarks1Red Lobster1
Cold Stone Creamery5Red Robin1
Coldwater Creek1Red Roof Inn2
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid15
Comfort Suites2Rooms To Go2
Costco1Ruby Tuesday4
Cracker Barrel2Rue212
Cricket Wireless14Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Curves6SAS Shoes2
Dairy Queen2SONIC Drive-In8
Days Inn3Sam's Club1
Decora Cabinetry5Sears6
Dennys3Sheraton1
Discount Tire2Shoe Carnival1
Domino's Pizza11Sleep Inn2
DressBarn2Soma Intimates1
Dressbarn2Spencer Gifts2
Dunkin Donuts6Sprint Nextel10
Econo Lodge1Staples4
Eddie Bauer1Starbucks19
Express1Steak 'n Shake2
Extended Stay America1Studio 61
Extended Stay Deluxe1Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
FedEx110Subaru1
Finish Line1Suburban1
Firestone Complete Auto Care5Subway42
Foot Locker4Super 82
Ford3T-Mobile19
GNC9T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop9T.J.Maxx3
Gap3Taco Bell13
Goodwill4Talbots2
Gymboree2Target5
H&R Block22The Limited1
Hardee's7The Room Place1
Haworth1Torrid1
Hilton5Toyota2
Hobby Lobby2Toys"R"Us2
Holiday Inn6True Value2
Hollister Co.1U-Haul19
Home Depot4UPS127
Honda2Verizon Wireless4
Hyatt1Victoria's Secret2
Hyundai2Volkswagen1
IHOP4Waffle House5
J. Jill1Walgreens12
J.Crew1Walmart7
JCPenney2Wendy's20
JoS. A. Bank2Wet Seal1
Jones New York17Wingate1
Justice2YMCA11

Guilford County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"