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Greer, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Greer had a population of 31,154 as of July 1, 2019. 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 34.9387 and longitude -82.2271 in Greenville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greer 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.

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

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Greer, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Greer, SC Housing Affordability Index is 162
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

Greer, SC Wealth Index is 81
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 31,154 (100%)
Population in Households 30,939 (99.3%)
Population in Families 25,400 (81.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 215 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 1,384
Diversity Index2 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,297
Average Household Income $75,525
Per Capita Income $29,070
Wealth Index4 81

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,422 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,812 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,366 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,245 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $181,632
Housing Affordability Index3 162
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,177
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 8,221
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 1.88% 1.47%
Households 1.84% 1.44%
Families 1.95% 1.39%
Median Household Income   3.65%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Greer, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greer 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 # 15 96th
Population Density # 75 81st
Diversity Index # 63 84th
Median Household Income # 77 81st
Per Capita Income # 75 81st

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