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Greensboro is a city in Guilford County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Nathanael Greene, American general in the Revolutionary War.

The latitude of Greensboro is 36.072N. The longitude is -79.792W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 873 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 229,110.


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Median household income
Local
$39,661
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Greensboro demographic reports
Confederate supply depot during the Civil War. Textiles have long played an important role in the local economy.

In 1960, four college freshmen walked up to the lunch counter of the downtown Woolworth's and asked to be served. They were told that people of their race had to eat at another counter. The students stayed, beginning a sit-in that lasted nearly six months and helped launch the civil rights movement.

Public transportation: Greensboro Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,547. The number of murders and homicides was 36. The violent crime rate was 6.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1988 movie, "Bull Durham"
Well-known residents have included:
· Edward R. Murrow, journalist
· Joey Cheek, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (speed skating - 500m)
· O. Henry, writer
· Billy "Crash" Craddock, country singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Central Carolina Fair - Sept. 14-23, 2007
  • Greek Festival - Sept. 14-16, 2007
  • Eastern Music Festival - June 23-28, 2007
  • Jewish Festival - Oct. 7, 2007
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Greensboro web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Greensboro Opera Company, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Greensboro attractions: Emerald Pointe Water Park, Greensboro Arboretum
Sports teams: Grasshoppers (minor league baseball), Greensboro Revolution (arena football)
Historic sites and museums: Greensboro Historical Museum, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Natural Science Center of Greensboro, Greensboro Children's Museum, Tannenbaum Historic Park, Blandwood Mansion & Carriage House, Castle McCulloch & The Crystal Garden, Weatherspoon Art Museum
Colleges and universities: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina A&T State University, Bennett College, Greensboro College, Guilford College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 103
Quotes:
I could not have known, on that first trip to Greensboro in 1972, how rich and textured Greensboro was as an embodiment of our national experience.
-- Greensboro, North Carolina
William H. Chafe

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Greensboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Guilford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greensboro-Winston-Salem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27403 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Greensboro residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greensboro ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greensboro was $22,986, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

34% of Greensboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Greensboro include Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina Historic District, Bennett College Historic District, Downtown Greensboro Historic District, Fisher Park Historic District, Guilford College Historic District, Hoskins House Historic District, South Greensboro Historic District, White Oak New Town Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Greensboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $519.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,012.


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Libraries in Greensboro include Benchmark Square Branch, Blanche Benjamin Branch Library, Glenwood Branch, Greensboro Public Library, Guilford College Branch, McGirt-Horton Branch Library, Northeast Branch Library, Southwest Branch Library, Vance H. Chavis Lifelong Learning Center ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Greensboro include News & Record

TV stations in Greensboro include WFMY, WLXI, WUPN.

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Guilford County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Greensboro political report.

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Greensboro restaurants taking online reservations include Green Valley Grill, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Greensboro, Village Tavern Greensboro ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Greensboro workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 66 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Greensboro between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ I could not have known, on that first trip to Greensboro in 1972, how rich and textured Greensboro was as an embodiment of our national experience. ”
~ Greensboro, North Carolina
William H. Chafe

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