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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Guilford County is 500,899, which is 18.96% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Guilford County population density is 761.68 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 181.17 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Guilford County is white, which represent 57.25% of the total population. The average Guilford County education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 500,899. #3

Population Growth Since 2000, #28

Guilford County
North Carolina

Population Density, #5

Guilford County
761.68 per square mile
North Carolina
181.17 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:286,755 (57.25%, #79)
Black:166,006 (33.14%, #25)
Hispanic:36,976 (7.38%, #33)
Asian:21,434 (4.28%, #5)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):2,743 (0.55%, #39)
One Race, Other:13,181 (2.63%, see rank)
Two or More Races:10,780 (2.15%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:24,211 (65.48%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:3,459 (9.35%, see rank)
Cuban:1,233 (3.33%, see rank)
Central American:3,831 (10.36%, see rank)
South American:2,610 (7.06%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:3,482 (16.25%, see rank)
Chinese:1,924 (8.98%, see rank)
Filipino:1,266 (5.91%, see rank)
Japanese:292 (1.36%, see rank)
Korean:1,957 (9.13%, see rank)
Vietnamese:5,720 (26.69%, see rank)
Asian, Other:6,793 (31.69%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

434,127 (86.67%) out of the total population of 500,899 reported first ancestry.

 Guilford County% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Arab2,1170.42%, see rank0.34%0.56%
Czech1,0760.21%, see rank0.18%0.47%
Danish8320.17%, see rank0.15%0.42%
Dutch3,5420.71%, see rank1.07%1.40%
English43,9258.77%, see rank9.75%8.02%
French8,2011.64%, see rank2.02%3.34%
German45,8909.16%, see rank10.69%15.03%
Greek1,2770.25%, see rank0.28%0.41%
Hungarian1,5400.31%, see rank0.26%0.46%
Irish33,2566.64%, see rank8.88%10.80%
Italian13,3922.67%, see rank3.06%5.52%
Norwegian1,9220.38%, see rank0.46%1.42%
Polish5,6041.12%, see rank1.39%3.01%
Portuguese8200.16%, see rank0.16%0.44%
Russian1,8250.36%, see rank0.43%0.92%
Scotch-Irish12,5122.50%, see rank2.68%0.99%
Scottish11,2662.25%, see rank2.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African9,3471.87%, see rank1.00%0.95%
Swedish2,5350.51%, see rank0.55%1.27%
Swiss6630.13%, see rank0.17%0.30%
Ukrainian6040.12%, see rank0.17%0.31%
American37,7877.54%, see rank12.51%7.12%
Welsh1,8720.37%, see rank0.52%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 238,318 (47.58%, see rank)
Females: 262,581 (52.42%, see rank)

Guilford County
Male: 47.58%
Female: 52.42%
North Carolina
Male: 48.72%
Female: 51.28%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Guilford County
36.80 years old
North Carolina
37.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Guilford County
35.50 years old
North Carolina
36.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Guilford County
37.80 years old
North Carolina
39.20 years old
38.80 years old

 Guilford County% of the Total PopulationNorth CarolinaU.S.
Under 5 years30,9016.17%, see rank6.34%6.36%
5 to 9 years32,0546.40%, see rank6.56%6.51%
10 to 14 years32,7666.54%, see rank6.65%6.59%
15 to 19 years36,7497.34%, see rank6.71%6.85%
20 to 24 years39,7657.94%, see rank7.13%7.13%
25 to 34 years67,09213.39%, see rank12.99%13.47%
35 to 44 years66,89013.35%, see rank13.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years69,74113.92%, see rank14.02%14.09%
55 to 64 years59,66411.91%, see rank12.30%12.29%
65 to 74 years36,3777.26%, see rank8.00%7.64%
75 to 84 20,6214.12%, see rank4.19%4.25%
85 years and over8,2791.65%, see rank1.61%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Guilford CountyNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population328,664, 100%6,495,047209,056,129
Less Than High School38,657, 11.76%, see rank14.59%13.67%
High School Graduate83,852, 25.51%, see rank26.86%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree95,550, 29.07%, see rank30.76%29.09%
Bachelor Degree73,216, 22.28%, see rank18.24%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree37,389, 11.38%, see rank9.55%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.80, see rank13.4313.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Guilford County North CarolinaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten13,30270.01%29.99%71.10%28.90%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)50,17790.26%, see rank9.74%, see rank90.90%9.10%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)26,74190.75%, see rank9.25%, see rank92.04%7.96%90.60%9.40%
College42,08185.21%, see rank14.79%, see rank82.15%17.85%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School7,26877.31%, see rank22.69%, see rank65.79%34.21%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Guilford CountyNorth CarolinaU.S.
Total Households198,560, 100%3,742,514116,211,092
Average Household Size2.44, see rank2.542.63
1 Person Households60,550, 30.49%, see rank27.90%27.57%
2 or More Person Households138,010, 69.51%, see rank72.10%72.43%
Family Households (Families)125,059, 62.98%, see rank66.40%66.22%
Average Family Size3.15, see rank3.183.32
Married-Couple Family85,166, 42.89%, see rank48.20%48.42%
Nonfamily Households73,501, 37.02%, see rank33.60%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Guilford County%North CarolinaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total405,178see rank7,844,445252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over189,491100%, see rank3,778,356123,281,364
Never Married71,77037.88%, see rank33.73%35.77%
Married97,02551.20%, see rank54.33%52.04%
Widowed4,6682.46%, see rank2.62%2.57%
Divorced16,0288.46%, see rank9.32%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over215,687100%, see rank4,066,089129,692,771
Never Married73,79834.22%, see rank27.90%29.48%
Married97,19345.06%, see rank50.44%49.19%
Widowed18,7718.70%, see rank9.64%9.16%
Divorced25,92512.02%, see rank12.02%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Guilford County%North CarolinaU.S.
Native451,75890.19%, see rank92.40%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence289,56157.81%, see rank57.79%58.73%
Born in Different State157,13631.37%, see rank33.52%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
5,0611.01%, see rank1.08%1.42%
Foreign Born49,1419.81%, see rank7.60%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship16,9533.38%, see rank2.46%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship32,1886.43%, see rank5.14%7.09%
Born In Europe4,3480.87%, see rank0.81%1.53%
Born In Asia17,4443.48%, see rank1.85%3.82%
Born In Africa6,9501.39%, see rank0.46%0.55%
Born In Oceania750.01%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America19,2753.85%, see rank4.28%6.83%
Born In Northern America1,0490.21%, see rank0.17%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Guilford County%North CarolinaU.S.
English174,83888.05%, see rank89.22%79.39%
Spanish11,3115.70%, see rank6.56%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages5,3362.69%, see rank2.13%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages4,8172.43%, see rank1.55%3.36%
Other2,2581.14%, see rank0.54%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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