Greensboro, NC
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Greensboro is a large city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 287,027 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 (13.14%), office and administrative support (12.80%), and management occupations (9.58%).

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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Greensboro is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Greensboro, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of Greensboro is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.82% of adults in Greensboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greensboro in 2010 was $26,809, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,236 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, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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