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Archdale is a city in Guilford and Randolph counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is fifteen miles southwest of Greensboro. The population was 11,415 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 9,014 at the 2000 census.

Archdale, North Carolina
"Crossroad of progress"[1]
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°54′14″N 79°57′58″W / 35.90389°N 79.96611°W / 35.90389; -79.96611Coordinates: 35°54′14″N 79°57′58″W / 35.90389°N 79.96611°W / 35.90389; -79.96611
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesRandolph, Guilford
 • MayorBert Lance Stone
 • Total8.24 sq mi (21.33 km2)
 • Land8.21 sq mi (21.27 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
869 ft (265 m)
 • Total11,415
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,400/sq mi (540/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)336
FIPS code37-01720[3]
GNIS feature ID1018843[4]



Archdale is located primarily in Randolph County and extends north into Guilford County; the geographic center of the city is at 35°54′14″N 79°57′58″W / 35.90389°N 79.96611°W / 35.90389; -79.96611 (35.903996, -79.966080).[6] It is bordered to the southwest by the city of Trinity and to the north by the city of High Point.

Interstate 85 passes through Archdale, with access from Exits 111 and 113. I-85 leads northeast 16 miles (26 km) to Greensboro and southwest 77 miles (124 km) to Charlotte. Interstate 74 passes just east of Archdale, leading northwest 26 miles (42 km) to Winston-Salem and southeast 21 miles (34 km) to Asheboro.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Archdale has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.3 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.27%, is water.[5] The city is within the watershed of the Deep River, a tributary of the Cape Fear River.


Census Pop.
Est. 201611,631[2]1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 11.415 people, 4,556 households, and 3,137 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,151.8 people per square mile (444.5/km²). There were 4,916 housing units at an average density of 509.3 per square mile (196.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.8% White, 4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 4% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4% of the population.

There were 4,556 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,291, and the median income for a family was $55,872. Males had a median income of $34,449 versus $24,456 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,830. About 6.7% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.


Archdale, previously known as "Bush Hill", began as a predominantly Quaker settlement and received the name "Archdale" as a tribute to John Archdale, a lord proprietor and an early Quaker governor.[8] It was incorporated in July 1969 under the leadership of then-mayor Henry York, Sr.

The Moses Hammond House and Harper House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[9]



  1. ^ "Archdale, NC". City of Archdale. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Archdale city, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Gannett (1905). Origin of Certain Place Names (PDF). USGS. p. 28.
  9. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  10. ^ "Archdale, NC » Parks & Recreation". Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  11. ^ "Kersey Valley | Laser Tag, Zip Line, High Ropes, and more in Archdale, NC". Kersey Valley. Retrieved 2018-09-26.

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