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Greenville, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Greenville is the 6th largest city in South Carolina with a population of 65,245 as of July 1, 2016. Greenville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Greenville is located at latitude 34.8369 and longitude -82.363 in Greenville County. 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. Greenville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 984 feet.

The City of Greenville (GNIS ID: 2403750) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Greenville is located within Greenville Division of Greenville County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Greenville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 65,245
Population in Households 60,142
Population in Familes 41,647
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,103
Population Density1 2,268
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 28,497
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 14,301
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 32,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,833 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,664 (48.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,051 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $215,551
Average Home Value $296,641


Median Household Income $41,863
Average Household Income $67,072
Per Capita Income $30,374
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.55% 1.6%
Households 1.41% 1.6%
Families 1.56% 1.42%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 76 81st
Median Household Income # 138 65th
Per Capita Income # 38 91st

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