Summerfield, North Carolina

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Summerfield, North Carolina
Motto(s): "Respectful of the Past; Focused on the Future"
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 36°11′57″N 79°53′9″W / 36.19917°N 79.88583°W / 36.19917; -79.88583Coordinates: 36°11′57″N 79°53′9″W / 36.19917°N 79.88583°W / 36.19917; -79.88583
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Guilford
 • Total 27.3 sq mi (70.6 km2)
 • Land 27.1 sq mi (70.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,232
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 11,033
 • Density 370/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27358
Area code(s) 336
FIPS code 37-65580[2]
GNIS feature ID 0995685[3]

Summerfield is a town in Guilford County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 7,018 at the 2000 census. At the 2010 census, the population had risen to 10,232. The official town limits of Summerfield is entirely located within Guilford County.

The town is largely regarded as a suburb of Greensboro and as development has grown, the town has slowly transformed from a rural farming area into a bedroom community.


Summerfield is located at 36°11′57″N 79°53′9″W / 36.19917°N 79.88583°W / 36.19917; -79.88583 (36.199123, -79.885866).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 27.3 square miles (70.7 km²), of which 27.1 square miles (70.2 km²) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) (0.62%) is water.

Part of Summerfield is located in Rockingham County, North Carolina.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201611,033[1]7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

At the 2010 census,[2] there were 10,232 people, 2,518 households and 2,094 families residing in the town. The population density was 258.9 per square mile (100.0/km²). There were 2,653 housing units at an average density of 97.9 per square mile (37.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.47% Caucasian, 4.03% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino were 1.42% of the population.

There were 2,518 households of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 14.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.07.

Age distribution was 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median household income was $71,738, and the median family income was $79,433. Males had a median income of $51,838 versus $32,798 for females. The per capita income for the town was $33,116. About 2.5% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.


Summerfield serves as home to Summerfield Elementary School which serves as the primary school for grades kindergarten to fifth grade in the town. Summerfield Charter Academy (SCA), a charter school operated by National Heritage Academies is also located in Summerfield and educates children from kindergarten through eighth grade.[6] Most homes Summerfield attend Northern Guilford Middle School, and Northern Guilford High school; while some attend Northern Elementary School, the mascot of all 3 being the Nighthawk. For some, residents attend Northwest Guilford Middle School followed by Northwest Guilford High School for high school, both of which are located nearby in Greensboro. The mascot of the NW schools and Summerfield Elementary School is the Viking. Students of SCA are known as the Summerfield Stampede.


Summerfield School Gymnasium and Community Center has a gym that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[7] The Summerfield Historic District was listed in 2005.[8]

Former North Carolina Governor Alexander Martin had a house that he lived in the town square of Summerfield, which is not standing today. George Washington stayed in the house during the Revolutionary War. There is currently a historical home on the square known as the Martin House, but it was lived in by a son of the Governor. Currently, the Martin House is owned by the town of Summerfield.

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  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
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  7. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/27/12 through 8/31/12. National Park Service. 2012-09-07. 
  8. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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