Greensboro

Greensboro

Greensboro (/ˈɡriːnzbʌroʊ/ ⓘ;[4] local pronunciation /ˈɡriːnzbʌrəl/) is a city in and the county seat of Guilford County, North Carolina, United States. At the 2020 census, its population was 299,035; it was estimated to be 301,115 in 2022.[5] It is the third-most populous city in North Carolina after Charlotte and Raleigh and the 69th-most populous city in the United States. The population of the Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area was 776,566 in 2020.[6] The Piedmont Triad region, of which Greensboro is the most populous city, had a population of 1,695,306 in 2020.[7] In 1808, Greensboro 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 county's geographical center, a location more easily reached at the time by the majority of the county's citizens, who traveled by horse or on foot.[8][9][10] 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.