Greensboro, Florida

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Greensboro, Florida
Town
Location in Gadsden County and the state of Florida
Location in Gadsden County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°34′10″N 84°44′40″W / 30.56944°N 84.74444°W / 30.56944; -84.74444Coordinates: 30°34′10″N 84°44′40″W / 30.56944°N 84.74444°W / 30.56944; -84.74444
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Gadsden
Area[1]
 • Total 2.31 sq mi (5.97 km2)
 • Land 2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 269 ft (82 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 602
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 607
 • Density 264.26/sq mi (102.05/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32330
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-27550[3]
GNIS feature ID 0283424[4]
Website www.greensboro-fl.com

Greensboro is a town in Gadsden County, Florida, United States. The population was 602 at the 2010 census.[5]

Greensboro is part of the Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Greensboro is located in western Gadsden County at 30°34′10″N 84°44′40″W / 30.56944°N 84.74444°W / 30.56944; -84.74444 (30.569333, -84.744560).[6] It is bordered to the northeast by the city of Gretna. Florida State Road 12 passes through the town center, leading east 10 miles (16 km) to Quincy, the county seat, and southwest 18 miles (29 km) to Bristol. Interstate 10 (Exit 174) is 3 miles (5 km) east of the center of town via SR 12; I-10 leads east 29 miles (47 km) to Tallahassee, the state capital.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Greensboro has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 175
1920 302 72.6%
1930 350 15.9%
1940 443 26.6%
1950 565 27.5%
1960 709 25.5%
1970 716 1.0%
1980 562 −21.5%
1990 586 4.3%
2000 619 5.6%
2010 602 −2.7%
Est. 2016 607 [2] 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 619 people, 207 households, and 150 families residing in the town. The population density was 612.6 people per square mile (236.6/km²). There were 230 housing units at an average density of 227.6 per square mile (87.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 50.24% White, 32.47% African American, 1.13% Asian, 15.83% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.80% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 12.8% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,458, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $17,308 versus $17,708 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,825. About 15.3% of families and 24.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.2% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The U.S. Postal Service operates the Greensboro Post Office.[8]

The Greensboro Volunteer Fire Department operates one fire station,[9] located at the Earl Willis Community Center.[10]

Education[edit]

Gadsden County School District operates two public schools in the community: Greensboro Elementary School and West Gadsden High School; the elementary facility was formerly Greensboro High School.[11]

In 2017 the high school will be renamed to West Gadsden Middle School as all high school students will be located at East Gadsden High School. At that time grades 4-5 will move from Greensboro Elementary to West Gadsden Middle.[12]

The Earl Willis Community Center houses a library.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Greensboro town, Florida". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "GREENSBORO." U.S. Postal Service. Retrieved on April 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "Fire Station Locations." Gadsden County, Florida. Retrieved on April 7, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "vet-library-fire.jpg." Town of Greensboro. Retrieved on April 7, 2017.
  11. ^ "Schools." Town of Greensboro. Retrieved on April 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "SCHOOL MERGERS NOT POPULAR AT WEST GADSDEN". Havana Herald. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 

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