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Greer, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Greer had a population of 29,145 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Greer, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,145
Daytime Population: Workers 15,918
Daytime Population: Residents 15,088
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,006
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 28,922
Population in Familes 23,651
Population in Group Qrtrs 223
Population Density2 1,463
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $50,124
Average Household Income $64,671
Per Capita Income $25,127


Total Housing Units 12,339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,228 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,129 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 982 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $160,233
Average Home Value $190,427


Total Households 11,357
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 7,627
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 1.74% 1.63%
Households 1.64% 1.59%
Families 1.72% 1.5%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 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 # 15 96th
Population Density # 59 85th
Diversity Index # 55 87th
Median Household Income # 86 79th
Per Capita Income # 93 77th

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