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Greer, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Greer is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Greenville County at latitude 34.9374 and longitude -82.2348. Greenville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Greer 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Greer: Greers Depot, Greer's Depot.

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


Total Population 26,936
Population in Households 26,715
Population in Familes 21,808
Population in Group Qrtrs 221
Population Density1 1,305
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 10,547
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 7,085
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,497 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,050 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,069 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $158,187
Average Home Value $181,711


Median Household Income $44,495
Average Household Income $57,825
Per Capita Income $22,495
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.28% 1.36%
Households 1.23% 1.32%
Families 1.38% 1.19%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.

Greer, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greer 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 # 15 96th
Population Density1 # 74 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 44 89th
Median Household Income # 89 78th
Per Capita Income # 97 76th

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