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Income/capita 10%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 5%
IndexGreensboroNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$26,809$26,779$29,829
Median household income$42,802$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,212$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,178$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$30,620$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$23,602$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate4.9%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level19.9%16.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Greensboro is 10% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Greensboro is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Greensboro is 5% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Greensboro is 31% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $28,531$42,802$85,604
      City
      $32,167$48,256$96,512
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Greensboro median earnings by income bracket

      Greensboro employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.2%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector15.7%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services4.5%6.9%
      Wholesale & retail services18.0%15.0%
      Public administration2.7%2.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.6%2.6%
      Education, health & social services13.6%35.6%
      Other27.5%27.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Oak Ridge, NC6,617$109,50998%
      Summerfield, NC10,758$100,72482%
      Stokesdale, NC5,278$94,93472%
      Forest Oaks, NC3,502$71,32029%
      Jamestown, NC3,718$63,48215%
      Greensboro, NC282,177$42,80223%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Toledo, OH280,854$34,54838%
      Newark, NJ280,139$33,02540%
      Plano, TX279,088$85,08554%
      Henderson, NV277,872$64,27716%
      Lincoln, NE273,018$51,1268%
      Greensboro, NC282,177$42,80223%
      Source: The Greensboro, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).