Greensboro is a town located on the banks of the Choptank River in Caroline County, Maryland. The population was 1,931 at the 2010 United States Census. The ZIP code is 21639. The primary phone exchange is 482 and the area code is 410. The town is served by Maryland Routes 480 and 313. It may have been named for Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene.
Greensboro is located at 38°58′32″N 75°48′25″W / 38.975441°N 75.806982°W / 38.975441; -75.806982.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,931 people, 703 households, and 477 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,839.0 inhabitants per square mile (710.0/km). There were 798 housing units at an average density of 760.0 per square mile (293.4/km). The racial makeup of the town was 75.8% White, 13.6% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.4% Pacific Islander, 4.0% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.4% of the population.
There were 703 households of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.30.
The median age in the town was 30.2 years. 30% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.2% were from 25 to 44; 19.5% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,632 people, 616 households, and 407 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,451.3 people per square mile (940.5/km²). There were 674 housing units at an average density of 1,012.4 per square mile (388.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.86% White, 16.91% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 1.78% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.
There were 616 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.28.
In the town, the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,397, and the median income for a family was $36,083. Males had a median income of $27,092 versus $20,729 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,787. About 15.6% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over.