Guilford County, North Carolina Population 2020

Guilford County, North Carolina's estimated population is 542,018 with a growth rate of 0.78% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Guilford County, North Carolina is the 3rd largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020542,0184,1740.78%
2019537,8444,1740.78%
2018533,6704,1740.79%
2017529,4964,4410.85%
2016525,0557,6411.48%
2015517,4145,1391.00%
2014512,2755,8741.16%
2013506,4015,9301.18%
2012500,4715,5801.13%
2011494,8915,3021.08%
2010489,589142,16940.92%
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%

Guilford County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White292,06055.78%
Black or African American176,78533.76%
Asian25,6804.90%
Some Other Race13,4092.56%
Two or More Races12,8542.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,5070.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2870.05%

Guilford County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Guilford County, North Carolina Median Age

37.1


Total

36


Male

38.2


Female

Guilford County, North Carolina Adults

There are 405,752 adults, (75,740 of whom are seniors) in Guilford County, North Carolina.

Guilford County, North Carolina Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Guilford County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

275,563

52.63%

Male

248,019

47.37%

Guilford County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Guilford County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.8%21.2%
All58.9%41.1%
Male47.3%52.7%
Non Family45%55%
Female39.1%60.9%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All202,7312.4958.9
Married88,2893.1578.8
Non Family74,8721.2745
Female30,7483.3239.1
Male8,8223.3447.3

3.13

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Guilford County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,8833.98%
9th to 12th Grade24,0496.90%
High School Graduate82,99123.80%
Some College75,32721.60%
Associates Degree29,4908.46%
Bachelors Degree79,08622.68%
Graduate Degree43,83212.57%

Guilford County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White197,106185,94585,421
Black109,37596,03026,144
Hispanic19,86911,4982,929
Asian16,30012,0886,632
Other Race6,7313,880952
Multiple Races4,4633,9811,269
Native American1,6181,260275
Islander1768925

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 43.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,681$40,816$31,276
Less Than High School$22,000$24,793$16,764
High School Grad$27,613$30,823$25,006
Some College$31,469$37,458$27,259
Bachelors Degree$47,085$60,788$40,110
Graduate Degree$59,433$76,552$51,320

$35,681

Average Earnings

$40,816

Average Male

$31,276

Average Female

Guilford County, North Carolina Language

Guilford County, North Carolina Language by Age

Guilford County, North Carolina Language

86.90% of Guilford County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 13.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.23% of the population.

Guilford County, North Carolina Poverty

Guilford County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black168,27640,45024.04%
White258,95321,8428.43%
Hispanic40,17811,09827.62%
Asian25,4474,56217.93%
Multiple12,5233,40427.18%
Other13,2343,27424.74%
Native2,46755522.50%
Islander27216359.93%

15.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.20%

Male Poverty Rate

17.53%

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 59.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Guilford County, North Carolina is White, with 8.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.49%
High School16.45%
Some College12.58%
Bachelors or Greater3.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.53%
Male Unemployed34.36%
Female Employed9.56%
Male Employed6.48%

Guilford County, North Carolina Income

Guilford County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,072$73,833
Families$65,102$88,781
Married Families$84,261$108,634
Non Families$32,675$46,061

Guilford County, North Carolina Marital Status

Guilford County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Guilford County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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

Guilford County, North Carolina Veterans

28,475

Number of Veterans

25,948

Male Veterans

2,527

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,905
First Gulf War5,915
Second Gulf War4,327
Korea2,309
World War II1,176
Age Group Veterans
35 to 547,578
65 to 746,873
75+6,313
55 to 645,727
18 to 341,984
Name Veterans % of Total
White18,3037.74%
Black9,2906.97%
Hispanic4861.98%
Asian3541.87%
2 or More2814.51%
Indian1557.99%
Other840.98%
Hawaiian84.19%

$Guilford County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Guilford County, North Carolina Employment Status

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Guilford County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

57.32%

Born in North Carolina

89.70%

Native Born

10.30%

Foreign Born

6.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.70% of Guilford County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 57.32% having been born in North Carolina. 6.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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