Whitsett, situated in Guilford County, is a small town made up of 2.8 square miles.
January 23, 2017
The median resident age in Whitsett is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $66,000 making it about $22,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $35,000. The average price for a home in Whitsett is about $191,000 (2015) which is $31,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Whitsett is 90% White, 7% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 89% of the population are high school graduates, with 29% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 70% are married, 8% are divorced, 2% are separated, 3% are widowed, leaving 17% that have never been married.
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Whitsett 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 Whitsett, NC is about 600. The population has seen a decrease since 2000.
The elevation of Whitsett, NC is 686 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Whitsett, NC is 27377.
The area code for Whitsett, NC is 336.
Historically speaking Whitsett and Guilford County have voted mostly Democrat, with 58% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous three or four elections.
As of 2010, 51% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 45% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.
The unemployment rate for Whitsett is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Retail, construction, and finance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Times News is the primary newspaper that covers the Guilford County area.