Greensboro, NC
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Greensboro is a large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 285,342 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 office and administrative support (13.63%), sales jobs (13.07%), and management occupations (9.47%).

Greensboro is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Greensboro is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.

The education level of Greensboro citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.58% of adults in Greensboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greensboro in 2010 was $25,929, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,716 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 English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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