Guilford County is located in north-central North Carolina. The County Seat is Greensboro and the largest city is Greensboro. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.myguilford.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 512,119 and the 2010 census population was 488,406. The land area is 645.70 square miles and there are 756.4 persons per square mile.
58.8% of the population is White, 33.8% is Black or African American, 7.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.5% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 87.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 33.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $156,000, there are 196,463 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,461, the median household income is $45,431, and 18.1% of the persons in Guilford County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 45,272. Retail sales (in $1000) were $7,252,646, and sales per capita were $15,600. The percentage of black-owned firms is 16.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.2%.
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