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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 70,521 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 70,521
Population in Households 65,698
Population in Familes 45,693
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,823
Population Density2 2,451
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $47,972
Average Household Income $74,841
Per Capita Income $34,251


Total Housing Units 35,876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,905 (36.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,598 (51.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,372 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $226,855
Average Home Value $306,993


Total Households 31,504
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 15,714
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.13% 1.83%
Households 2.31% 1.95%
Families 2.34% 1.74%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2018 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 # 13 97th
Diversity Index # 81 80th
Median Household Income # 117 71st
Per Capita Income # 32 92nd

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