Archdale, NC

Archdale NC is located near High Point, in the north central part of North Carolina...

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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.

Zip Code

The zip code for Archdale NC is 27263 and 27370. The area code is 336.

Population

The population of Archdale is about 11,500.

Elevation

The elevation of Archdale NC is 870 feet above sea level.

Demographics

The average value for a home in Archdale NC is $134,000, about $17,000 below the state average. The estimated household income for the town is $51,000 - a number that is about $5,000 higher than the state average.

The racial makeup of Archdale is 87% white, 5.5% Asian, 4% black, and 2.6% Hispanic. 93% of the population older than 25 years holds a high school diploma, while 17% have a Bachelor's degree and 5% have a Graduate degree. 57% are married, while 14% are divorced. The unemployment rate is 9% (2013).

Archdale is a Republican city, with the population voting about 75% for Romney in the 2012 presidential elections. There were similar results for the four previous elections.

AreaVibes gives Archdale NC a livability score of 78, which is fairly good. They state it has a very low cost of living, low crime rates, stable housing market, and sunny weather. It ranks average in amenities, employment, housing and education.

Nearby Towns

Towns close to Archdale NC include...

High Point, NC
Wallburg, NC
Greensboro, NC
Jamestown, NC
Randleman, NC
Trinity, NC
Thomasville, NC

Newspaper

There are several newspapers that serve Archdale NC...

Archdale-Trinity News

This is the main newspaper for Archdale, yet covers northwest Randolph County as well. Founded in 1978, it is a weekly broadsheet newspaper, published by Thomasville Times.

High Point Enterprise

A daily newspaper also published by Thomasville Times. Founded in 1885. Circulation is about 20,000 daily and 22,500 on Sundays. Morning publication.

Crime

Crime is minimal as there have been no murders in Archdale NC from 2001 through 2012. The town averages about 1 rape and 5 robberies per year. The crime rate is about 150 for the town while the national average is around 260.

Airports

The Piedmont Triad International Airport, about 20 miles away in Greensboro, is the closest airport to Archdale NC.

County

Archdale NC is spread over two counties in North Carolina:

Guilford County

658 square miles. Population is about 500,000. County seat is Greensboro. Named in honor of Francis North, 1st Earl of Guilford.

Randolph County

790 square miles. Population is 142,000. County seat is Asheboro. Named in honor of Peyton Randolph, the first and third President of the Continental Congress.

High Schools

The high school for Archdale NC is Trinity High School in nearby Trinity NC.

Colleges

High Point University
Guilford College
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Guilford Technical Community College
Davidson County Community College
Winston-Salem State University

Religion

Only 37% of the population of Archdale NC is affiliated with a religious organization. 38% are Southern Baptists, 30% are United Methodists, 7% are Wesleyan, 4.4% are Quakers, 3.5% are Church of God members, 3% are Catholic, 2.5% are United Church of Christ, 2.3% are Assemblies of God, and 2.1% are Presbyterian.

Weather

The weather in Archdale NC features warm, humid summers and mild winters. The average high temperatures in July are about 90 degrees F, and the lows are 67. In December and January, the average highs are around 50 degrees F, and the lows are about 30 F. Archdale receives about 3.5 inches of precipitation monthly, with November being the driest month. Expect about 3.5 inches of snow in January.


 

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