Archdale, NC

Archdale is a small town made up of 8.24 square miles.

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The town mostly belongs to Guilford County, but a small part of the town is located in Randolph County.  

Archdale was founded by Quaker settlers as Archdale, before having its name changed to Bush Hill later on. The town's name would be changed to Archdale at some point prior to its incorporation in 1969.

Archdale was named in honor of John Archdale, who was the colonial governor of North and South Carolina during the late 1600s.

Archdale NC is located in the northern central part of the state in the "heart of North Carolina". It consists of nearly 8 square miles and is situated in both Guilford and Randolph counties. The population of Archdale is about 11,600.

Incorporated in 1969, the town was originally called Bush Hill. It was an old Quaker settlement. The name was changed to honor one of the early governors, John Archdale.

Archdale is about 4 miles from High Point and also rests conveniently between Greensboro and Lexington. With High Point being famous for its furniture market and trade shows, Archdale is the perfect place to stay when in the area.

Creekside Park is a fun part of town. Enjoy the day playing tennis, disc golf, baseball, shuffleboard or horseshoes. Or, walk the 1.5 mile walking trail along Muddy Creek.

Archdale holds an annual Bush Hill Heritage Festival, celebrating the Quaker settlement.


The median resident age in Archdale is 43 years. The median estimated household income is about $55,000 making it about $5,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $27,000. The average price for a home in Archdale is about $132,000 (2016) which is $33,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $680 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Archdale is 82% White, 7% Asian, and 11% other. 83% of the population are high school graduates, with 17% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 53% are married, 14% are divorced, 6% are widowed, 3% are separated, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Guilford County

Archdale belongs to Guilford County in the northern part of North Carolina, though a small amount of the town is located in Randolph County. The county is named after Francis North, who's title was the Earl of Guilford. It was home of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse during the American Revolution.

It was also a stop for the Underground Railroad, and was home to the Greensboro Massacre in 1979. The county is part of the Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area. Guilford County has a population of 517,600, and its largest city Greensboro, which has a population of 285,300, is the county seat.

Guilford County borders Forsyth, Alamance, Rockingham, Davidson and Randolph counties.

Guilford County is made up of 658 square miles. 646 of which is land with the remaining 12 as water.


The population of Archdale, NC is about 11,500. The population has been steadily growing since the early 1900s.


The elevation of Archdale, NC is 869 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Archdale, NC is 27263.

Area Code

The area code for Archdale, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Archdale and Guilford County and Randolph County have voted mostly Republican, with 77% going to Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 65% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 33% are Protestants, Catholics make up around 1%, and 1% other.


The unemployment rate for Archdale is about 5% (2015), making it the same as the state average. Manufacturing and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Northwest Observer, Greensboro News & Record, and Archdale Trinity News are the primary newspapers that cover the Guilford County and Randolph County area.