Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina
Collage of photos of Greensboro. Clockwise from top left: Statue of Nathanael Greene, Greensboro skyline, Blandwood Mansion, Foust Building at UNCG, historic home in College Hill, Lincoln Financial Tower on Elm Street
Collage of photos of Greensboro. Clockwise from top left: Statue of Nathanael Greene, Greensboro skyline, Blandwood Mansion, Foust Building at UNCG, historic home in College Hill, Lincoln Financial Tower on Elm Street
Flag of Greensboro, North Carolina
Flag
Official seal of Greensboro, North Carolina
Seal
Nicknames: 
The Gate City, The Boro,
Tournament Town
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina is located in the United States
Greensboro, North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina
Location in the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 36°4′48″N 79°49′10″W / 36.08000°N 79.81944°W / 36.08000; -79.81944Coordinates: 36°4′48″N 79°49′10″W / 36.08000°N 79.81944°W / 36.08000; -79.81944[1]
Country United States
State North Carolina
CountyGuilford
Established1808
Named forMajor General Nathanael Greene
Government
 • TypeCity council
 • MayorNancy B. Vaughan (D)
 • City ManagerDavid Parrish
Area
 • City134.30 sq mi (347.84 km2)
 • Land129.07 sq mi (334.29 km2)
 • Water5.23 sq mi (13.55 km2)
Elevation897 ft (272 m)
Population
 • City269,666
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
296,710
 • Rank3rd in North Carolina
68th in United States
 • Density2,298.87/sq mi (887.59/km2)
 • Urban
311,810 (US: 120th)
 • MSA
723,801
 • CSA
1,599,477
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27401, 27402, 27403, 27404, 27405, 27406, 27407, 27408, 27409, 27410, 27411, 27412, 27413, 27415, 27420, 27412, 27429, 27435, 27438, 27455, 27495, 27497, 27498, 27499
Area code336
FIPS code37-28000[1]
GNIS feature ID1020557[1]
Primary AirportPiedmont Triad International Airport
InterstatesI-40.svg I-85.svg I-73.svg
Websitewww.greensboro-nc.gov

Greensboro (/ˈɡrnzbʌr/ (About this soundlisten);[5] formerly Greensborough) is a city in and the county seat of Guilford County, North Carolina, United States. It is the third-most populous city in North Carolina, the 68th-most populous city in the United States, and the largest city in the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region. At the 2010 United States Census the city population was 269,666. In 2019, the estimated population was 296,710.[4] Three major interstate highways (Interstate 40, Interstate 85, and Interstate 73) in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina were built to intersect at this city.

In 1808, "Greensborough" (the spelling before 1895) was planned around a central courthouse square to succeed Guilford Court House as the county seat. The county courts were thus placed closer to the geographical center of the county, a location more easily reached at the time by the majority of the county's citizens, who depended on horse and foot for travel.

In 2003, the previous Greensboro – Winston-SalemHigh Point metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was re-defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. This region was separated into the Greensboro–High Point MSA and the Winston-Salem MSA. The 2010 population for the Greensboro–High Point MSA was 723,801. The combined statistical area (CSA) of Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point, popularly referred to as the Piedmont Triad, had a population of 1,599,477.

Among Greensboro's many notable attractions, some of the most popular include the Greensboro Science Center, the International Civil Rights Museum, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Greensboro Symphony, the Greensboro Ballet, Triad Stage, the Wyndham Golf Championship, the headquarters of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex which hosts various sporting events, concerts, and other events. Sports Leagues in Greensboro include the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the South Atlantic Baseball League, the Carolina Dynamo of the Premier Development Soccer League, the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League, and the Greensboro Roller Derby. Annual events in Greensboro include the North Carolina Folk Festival, First Fridays in Downtown Greensboro, Fun Fourth of July Festival, North Carolina Comedy Festival and Winter Wonderlights.

From 2015-2017 Greensboro, North Carolina, was host to the National Folk Festival.

  1. ^ a b c d "GNIS Detail – Greensboro". Archived from the original on 2013-07-16.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference Census 2010 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference USCensusEst2019 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ "Greensboro". Dictionary.com. Retrieved January 8, 2017.