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Greer, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Greer had a population of 28,905 as of July 1, 2016. Greer 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 Greer is located at latitude 34.9374 and longitude -82.2348 in Greenville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greer (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.92 sq. miles and a water area of 2.09 sq. miles. Greenville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Greer are located in Greenville County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Spartanburg County.

The City of Greer (GNIS ID: 2403758) 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 Greer is located within Greer Division of Greenville County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Greer 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 Greer: Greers Depot, Greer's Depot.

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Greer, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,905
Population in Households 28,682
Population in Familes 23,490
Population in Group Qrtrs 223
Population Density1 1,451
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 11,155
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 7,500
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,951 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,204 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,110 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $158,732
Average Home Value $189,400


Median Household Income $47,017
Average Household Income $62,434
Per Capita Income $24,089
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.89% 1.75%
Households 1.61% 1.63%
Families 1.73% 1.52%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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 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 # 15 96th
Population Density1 # 61 85th
Diversity Index2 # 48 88th
Median Household Income # 92 77th
Per Capita Income # 91 77th

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