Guilford County Government

Guilford County, North Carolina is centrally located in the northern Piedmont Triad and home to over 540,000 people.  If you’re looking for it, it’s here – affordable high-quality living, a thriving business environment, popular entertainment attractions, museums, historic sites, sporting events, and quality education from Kindergarten to several colleges and universities. Enjoy the active downtown areas of our two population centers, Greensboro and High Point, or the rural charm of 11 other cities and towns spread across the county.

With over 2,700 employees in 26 departments and an annual operating budget of $700+ million, Guilford County Government provides a wide range of public services and offers offers exceptional professional opportunities for passionate public servants.

The County is home to historical sites and institutions,cultural events, and recreational activities such as the International Civil Rights Center & Museum at the site of the Woolworth store Greensboro sit-ins, the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, the North Carolina Folk Festival, the Wyndham Championship Golf Tournament, the Greensboro Grasshoppers and High Point Rockers baseball teams, and a variety of collegiate events. The public enjoys multiple regional parks within Guilford County, as well as opportunities for
camping, fishing, golfing, and other outdoor recreation activities.

Guilford County residents benefit from strong educational programs. The County is home to many higher educational institutions, including North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, High Point University, Bennett College, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Elon University School of Law, and Guilford Technical Community College. Guilford County Schools is the third-largest school district in North Carolina and serves 70,000 PK-12 students at more than 120 schools with over 10,000 employees.

Guilford’s cities and towns are noted among the top U.S. cities for a low cost of living, almost 10% below the national average. These areas boast friendly, walkable neighborhoods, vibrant social scenes, plenty of cultural attractions, and a central location perfect for enjoying the abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. A three-hour drive east brings you to the beautiful North Carolina coast, while a three-hour drive west places you on Mount Mitchell in the magnificent North Carolina mountains, the highest point east of the Mississippi River.