Greensboro, NC
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Greensboro is a large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 290,222 people and 76 constituent neighborhoods, Greensboro is the third largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greensboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Greensboro really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Greensboro is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Greensboro more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Greensboro’s character and quality of life.

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 citizens of Greensboro are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.