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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Guilford County is located in North Carolina with a population of 517,197. Guilford County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Guilford County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Guilford County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Guilford County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Guilford County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$817
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Guilford County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    473
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    212.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    700.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,585.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    276.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

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Guilford County Reviews

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Guilford County has been home for many years. It's very family oriented, and has grown tremendously over the years. Education is very important, however, I believe there needs to be improvement in the upkeep of the schools, boosting of morale, and focused enlightenment towards the many careers that are available to students. It would be nice to see local businesses, as well as those that are well known, work with the educational community to promote and provide well paying jobs/training.
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I love living here! But sometimes I feel like there isn't a lot to do here. They are building more homes and apartment complex, but not enough entertainment for all those people that the city is trying to make room for. I don't want to have to go outside of my city just to have a good time; plus everything pretty much closes early and aren't enough places that stay open late besides some restaurants.
I've grown up in Guilford county. Moved away and moved back to see unfortunately the decline in areas such as education, neighborhood unity and preservation, and safety.