The largest universities in Greensboro, North Carolina by number of degrees awarded are the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (4.945 and 58.1%), North Carolina State University A %26 T (2,426 and 28.5%) and Guilford College (379 and 4.45%). In the early 1840s, the state government designated Greensboro as one of the stops for a new railway line, at the request of Governor John Motley Morehead, whose home, Blandwood, was in Greensboro. Greensboro has two major public research universities, North Carolina A%26T State University, a historically black university established in the late 19th century, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The average age of the population of Greensboro is 34.7 years, the population of Greensboro by age are, under 18 years old is 65,401, 16 years or older is 237,058, 18 years or older is 231,324, 21 years or older is 210,834, 65 years and older is 49,352.
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With a crime rate of 45 per thousand residents, Greensboro has one of the highest crime rates in the United States compared to all communities of all sizes, from the smallest towns to the largest cities. The likelihood of becoming a victim of a violent or property crime is one in 22.Considering the crime rate alone, the Greensboro metropolitan area is less safe than the North Carolina state average and as safe as the national average.