The Greensboro-High Point Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly known as part of the Piedmont Triad, is located in the North-Central portion of North Carolina.
The Metro Area grew by 13.11% between 2000-2012, making it one of the faster growing communities in North Carolina. This area actually touches 6 counties within North Carolina, including Guilford, Forsyth, Davidson, Alamance, Randolph, and Rockingham.
The Greensboro-High Point MSA has an immigrant population speaking 118 different languages and representing 142 people groups.
The Greensboro economy and the surrounding Piedmont Triad area has traditionally been centered around textiles, tobacco, and furniture. High Point's ability as a "Niche City" to capture global centrality in the furniture merchandising market is said to signal a new era in what is possible for small cities. Area leaders are also working to attract new businesses in the nanotech, high-tech, aviation and transportation/logistics sectors.
Greensboro's central proximity in the state has made it a popular place for families and businesses, as well as becoming more of a logistical hub with FedEx having regional operations based in the city.
Total Population: 752,157
(An increase of 3.92 % in the past 5 years.)
- Foreign Born - 57,075
- Language Spoken at Home - 72,398
[ Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]