Guilford County, North Carolina Population 2021

Guilford County, North Carolina's estimated population is 546,308 with a growth rate of 0.84% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Guilford County, North Carolina is the 4th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 489,618 and has seen a growth of 11.58% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021546,3084,5670.84%
2020541,7414,5670.85%
2019537,1744,5670.86%
2018532,6074,3640.83%
2017528,2433,9780.76%
2016524,2657,2121.39%
2015517,0534,8200.94%
2014512,2335,8331.15%
2013506,4005,8861.18%
2012500,5145,5611.12%
2011494,9535,3351.09%
2010489,618142,19840.93%
1990347,42030,2669.54%
1980317,15428,5649.90%
1970288,59042,07017.07%
1960246,52055,46329.03%
1950191,05737,14124.13%
1940153,91620,90615.72%
1930133,01053,73867.79%
192079,27218,77531.03%
191060,49721,42354.83%
190039,07411,02239.29%
189028,0524,46718.94%
188023,5851,8498.51%
187021,7361,6808.38%
186020,0563021.53%
185019,7545793.02%
184019,1754382.34%
183018,7374,22629.12%
182014,5113,09127.07%
181011,4201,97820.95%
18009,4422,25131.30%
17907,1910.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.84%
County Website
Founded
1771
County Seat
2010 Population
489,618
Growth Since 2010
11.58%
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Guilford County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White291,46255.21%
Black or African American178,87533.89%
Asian26,1154.95%
Two or More Races14,4432.74%
Some Other Race13,7532.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,8580.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3620.07%
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Guilford County, North Carolina Population by Race

Guilford County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Guilford County, North Carolina Median Age

37.1


Total

36


Male

38.3


Female

Guilford County, North Carolina Adults

There are 409,724 adults, (78,210 of whom are seniors) in Guilford County, North Carolina.

Guilford County, North Carolina Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Guilford County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

277,894

52.64%

Male

249,974

47.36%

Guilford County, North Carolina Population by Age

Guilford County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Guilford County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.6%21.4%
All58.8%41.2%
Male47.2%52.8%
Non Family45.5%54.5%
Female38.4%61.6%

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Guilford County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All203,9872.4958.8
Married88,0263.1478.6
Non Family74,7411.2945.5
Female32,0903.2938.4
Male9,1303.2547.2

3.11

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Guilford County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,5903.86%
9th to 12th Grade24,9267.08%
High School Graduate81,87823.26%
Some College74,78321.24%
Associates Degree30,0378.53%
Bachelors Degree81,36123.11%
Graduate Degree45,46612.91%
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Guilford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Guilford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White197,020184,85486,349
Black111,26497,25227,711
Hispanic20,41912,8883,560
Asian16,84012,8207,358
Other Race6,9954,2341,040
2+ Races5,0344,5931,491
Native American1,6951,335246
Islander1969351

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 43.83%.

Guilford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,841$42,198$31,844
Less Than 9th Grade$23,373$25,579$19,345
High School Graduate$28,530$31,855$25,088
Some College$31,979$38,707$27,789
Bachelors Degree$47,710$60,355$40,383
Graduate Degree$59,686$79,227$51,568

$36,841

Average Earnings

$42,198

Average Male

$31,844

Average Female

Guilford County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Guilford County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Guilford County, North Carolina Language

86.66% of Guilford County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 13.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.28% of the population.

Guilford County, North Carolina Language

Guilford County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black169,58340,03723.61%
White258,32222,5788.74%
Hispanic41,13411,01826.79%
Asian25,8733,84014.84%
Other13,4283,70727.61%
Multiple14,0043,61225.79%
Native2,82168324.21%
Islander34722163.69%

15.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.30%

Male Poverty Rate

17.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Guilford County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Guilford County, North Carolina is Islander, with 63.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Guilford County, North Carolina is White, with 8.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.24%.

Guilford County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.58%
High School16.50%
Some College12.75%
Bachelors or Greater4.25%

Guilford County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.87%
Male Unemployed33.82%
Female Employed9.57%
Male Employed6.31%

Guilford County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Guilford County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,261$76,720
Families$67,355$91,349
Married Families$87,482$112,408
Non Families$34,568$49,081
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Income by Household Type

Guilford County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Guilford County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Guilford County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Guilford County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Guilford County, North Carolina Marital Status

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27,868

Number of Veterans

25,371

Male Veterans

2,497

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,615
First Gulf War5,781
Second Gulf War5,130
Korea1,980
World War II861

Guilford County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 547,336
65 to 746,589
75+5,984
55 to 645,534
18 to 342,425

Guilford County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White17,7807.52%
Black9,0396.68%
Hispanic8033.17%
2+ Races4266.24%
Asian2691.38%
Other Race2082.33%
Native American1366.61%
Islander104.74%

Guilford County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Guilford County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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8.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Guilford County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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63.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Guilford County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Guilford County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Guilford County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.82%

Born in Guilford County, North Carolina

89.69%

Native Born

10.31%

Foreign Born

5.80%

Non Citizen

4.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.69% of Guilford County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 56.82% having been born in North Carolina. 5.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Guilford County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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