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.

Greensboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 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.

Not only is Greensboro a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Greensboro is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Greensboro a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Greensboro is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

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: 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.