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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 71,693 as of July 1, 2019. 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 34.8526 and longitude -82.394 in Greenville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greenville 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Greenville, SC Housing Affordability Index is 92
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Greenville, SC Wealth Index is 87
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 71,693 (100%)
Population in Households 66,952 (93.4%)
Population in Families 46,336 (64.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4,741 ( 6.6%)
Population Density 2,456
Diversity Index2 57
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,609
Average Household Income $82,501
Per Capita Income $36,614
Wealth Index4 87

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 36,292 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,493 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,586 (51.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,213 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $288,070
Housing Affordability Index3 92
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 32,079
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 16,071
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.07% 1.82%
Households 2.25% 1.94%
Families 2.33% 1.75%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Greenville, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenville to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 14 97th
Diversity Index # 81 80th
Median Household Income # 109 73rd
Per Capita Income # 34 92nd

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