Greensboro, NC
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Living in Greensboro


Greensboro is a large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 294,722 people and 76 constituent neighborhoods, Greensboro is the third largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Greensboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Greensboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greensboro is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greensboro who work in sales jobs (12.80%), office and administrative support (12.53%), and management occupations (9.54%).

Also of interest is that Greensboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Greensboro is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Greensboro has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Greensboro enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Greensboro.

This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Greensboro is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

The education level of Greensboro citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.41% of adults in Greensboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greensboro in 2010 was $27,849, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,396 for a family of four. However, Greensboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Greensboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Greensboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greensboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Greensboro include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Greensboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.