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Greenville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Greenville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Greenville County at latitude 34.8369 and longitude -82.363. Greenville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 984 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Greenville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Greenville, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Greenville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Greenville (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Greenville: Greenville City, Greenville Court House, Greenville Courthouse, Pleasantburg, Pleasantville.

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Greenville, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 61,414
Population in Households 56,288
Population in Familes 38,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,126
Population Density1 2,142
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 26,988
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 13,576
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,965 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,091 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,897 (48.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,977 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $187,612
Average Home Value $269,392


Median Household Income $38,210
Average Household Income $61,426
Per Capita Income $27,544
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.19% 1.25%
Households 1.25% 1.36%
Families 1.34% 1.14%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Greenville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenville to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 16 96th
Diversity Index2 # 77 81st
Median Household Income # 165 58th
Per Capita Income # 42 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.