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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 67,068 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 67,068
Daytime Population: Workers 98,756
Daytime Population: Residents 33,502
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 132,258
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.97
Population in Households 61,950
Population in Familes 42,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,118
Population Density2 2,331
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $44,929
Average Household Income $70,568
Per Capita Income $32,247


Total Housing Units 33,660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,866 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,836 (47.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,958 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $214,381
Average Home Value $292,035


Total Households 29,702
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 14,903
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.72% 1.5%
Households 1.8% 1.6%
Families 1.92% 1.42%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 2017 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 # 17 96th
Diversity Index # 84 80th
Median Household Income # 131 67th
Per Capita Income # 32 92nd

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