Gibsonville, NC

Gibsonville, situated in both Alamance and Guilford County, is a small town made up of 3.51 square miles.

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The town started as a train depot and a select few buildings until the town was officially charted in 1871. The town's nickname is "The City of Roses".  


The median resident age in Gibsonville is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $54,000 making it about $6,000 more than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $27,000. The average price for a home in Gibsonville is about $152,000 (2015) which is $8,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Gibsonville is 77% White, 12% Black, 4% Two or more races, and 7% other. 88% of the population are high school graduates, with 27% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.  

57% are married, 14% are divorced, 2% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 21% that have never been married. 

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Alamance County

Gibsonville belongs to Alamance County in the central part of North Carolina. The county is part of the Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Alamance County has a population of 154,000 and the city Graham, with a population of 14,100, is the county seat.

Great Alamance Creek, what Alamance County was named after, was where the Battle of Alamance took place. It was a pre-Revolutionary War battle where a militia led by Governor William Tyron destroyed the Regulator movement. Alamance County was the site of many Revolutionary battles including: Battle of Lindley's Mill, Battle of Guilford Court House, Pyle's Massacre, and the Battle of Clapp's Mill.

In the early 1800's the textile industry began to rapidly grow, and the need for transportation increased. In the 1840's, a railroad was built through the county to connect Raleigh and Greensboro, and the county officially formed from part of Orange County in 1849.

During the Civil War Alamance County split from the Union and joined the Confederacy. No battles took place in the county itself, but the county did send many soldiers to war. After the war the county received national attention for the murder of Wyatt Outlaw (an African American Town Commissioner) by members of the Ku Klux Klan. The men were arrested, but all charges were dropped.

Alamance County borders Caswell, Orange, Rockingham, Chatham, Randolph, and Guilford counties.

Alamance County is made up of 435 square miles. 424 of which is land with the remaining 11 as water.

Guilford County

Gibsonville also belongs to Guilford County in the northern part of North Carolina. 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 Gibsonville, NC is about 6,400. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1960's.


The elevation of Gibsonville, NC is 732 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Gibsonville, NC is 27249.

Area Code

The area code for Gibsonville, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Gibsonville, along with Alamance and Guilford County, have voted mostly Democrat, with 58% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections.

As of 2010, 51% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 42% are Protestants with Catholics and other religions making up around 7%.


The unemployment rate for Gibsonville is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, sales, management, and maintenance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Times-News, Greensboro News & Record, Yes Weekly, and The Rhino Times are the primary newspapers that cover the Alamance and Guilford County area.