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Greenville County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2014: 482,752 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 379,616 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 85,768
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 33,271
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 101,971
Renter-occupied apartments: 57,492 (it was 47,585 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

31%

Land area: 790 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 611 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Greenville County: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.1%), Construction (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Greenville County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (70.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (17.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.1%)
  • Asian alone (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 234,077  (48.5%)
Females: 248,675  (51.5%)

Greenville County,SC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Greenville County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,330 ($41,149 in 1999)

This county:

$49330
South Carolina:

$44163

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $616 (lower quartile is $459, upper quartile is $771)
This county:

$616
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $157,500 (it was $102,700 in 2000)
Greenville:

$157,500
South Carolina:

$139,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,700 - $237,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $209,813
Here:

$209,813
State:

$209,548

Townhouses or other attached units: $145,090
Here:

$145,090
State:

$171,462

In 2-unit structures: $302,493
Here:

$302,493
State:

$287,508

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $158,411
Here:

$158,411
State:

$221,248

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $243,544
Here:

$243,544
State:

$190,918

Mobile homes: $78,631
Here:

$78,631
State:

$71,666

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,964
Here:

$11,964
State:

$62,350
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,152
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $332

Institutionalized population: 4,047

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 24
  • Rapes: 136
  • Robberies: 413
  • Assaults: 1730
  • Burglaries: 3102
  • Thefts: 6928
  • Auto thefts: 1149

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 23
  • Rapes: 130
  • Robberies: 361
  • Assaults: 1632
  • Burglaries: 2988
  • Thefts: 6596
  • Auto thefts: 1055
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Health of residents in Greenville County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
74.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
45.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
62.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
67.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.
38.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2822 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 2001: 3088 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2002: 3194 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2003: 3491 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2004: 3630 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 2005: 4223 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2006: 4307 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2007: 3657 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2008: 1830 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2009: 1088 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2010: 1252 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2011: 1337 buildings, average cost: $263,600
  • 2012: 1974 buildings, average cost: $251,400
  • 2013: 2197 buildings, average cost: $241,800
  • 2014: 2244 buildings, average cost: $240,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,188 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $823 (0.7%)

Greenville County household income distribution in 2009 Greenville County home values distribution Greenville County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.6%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 38.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.8% for American Indian residents, 23.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.6% for other race residents, 20.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.6%
Greenville County:

16.6%
South Carolina:

18.6%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 38.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.8% for American Indian residents, 23.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.1% for other race residents, 21.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Greenville, SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Greenville County is $539 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $599 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $791 a month.

Cities in this county include: Greenville, Wade Hampton, Taylors, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville, Berea, Gantt, Parker, Highland.

Greenville County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Greenville County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.228 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.0055 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16.0 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Curry County, New Mexico , Cherokee County , Oconee County , Jackson County, North Carolina , Polk County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 20,732
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 18,420 (30% naturalized citizens)

Greenville County:

4.9%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 8,443
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,982
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,740
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,389
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,166
  • 1970 to 1974: 718
  • 1970 to 1974: 598
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,384

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.3%

Greenville County marital status for males Greenville County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 107,357
  • One, attached: 4,181
  • Two: 4,793
  • 3 or 4: 4,652
  • 5 to 9: 8,950
  • 10 to 19: 6,424
  • 20 or more: 8,186
  • Mobile homes: 18,116
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 144

Housing units in Greenville County with a mortgage: 60,210 (6,987 second mortgage, 9,133 home equity loan, 264 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 24,041

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Greenville County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant186,955473
Mainline Protestant44,20096
Catholic25,4178
Black Protestant7,75324
Other5,65625
Orthodox1,9303
None179,314-
Greenville County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 86
Greenville County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 23
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 198
Greenville County:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 383
This county:

8.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Greenville County:

8.3%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Greenville County:

24.4%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Greenville County:

Average size of farms: 96 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,972
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $857.90
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.87%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,025
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.96%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.44%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,817
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.62%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.75
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.73%
Corn for grain: 137 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 533 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 236 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,248 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,737 acres

Earthquake activity:

Greenville County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Greenville County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 111.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 188.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 247.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 185.7 miles away from Greenville County center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 179.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South CarolinaSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 15, 2005 to December 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1625): January 20, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1625, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3233): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 6, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1566): October 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South CarolinaSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 4, 2002 to December 6, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1451): January 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1451, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South CarolinaDrought, Incident Period: August 4, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3047): August 4, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Greenville County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (26%)
  • Colombia (9%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Greenville County (%):

  • United States or American (20%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Greenville County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 151,339 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 23,070 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 611 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 15 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 11 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 130 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 244 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 238 (0%)
  • Walked: 4,007 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,341 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 4,447 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Greenville County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 5,654 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,805 people in nursing homes
  • 1,009 people in state prisons
  • 830 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 822 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 207 people in other group homes
  • 109 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 91 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 90 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 61 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 37 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 23 people in religious group quarters
  • 20 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in halfway houses
  • 12 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 12 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 11 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Greenville County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 6,748 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,589 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,176 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,021 people in state prisons
  • 430 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 352 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 159 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 123 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 88 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 75 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 43 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,539.

6.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,847 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($655 average AGI)
Greenville County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

2.81% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($16,335 average AGI)
3.49% relocated from other states ($29,858 average AGI)
Greenville County:

3.49%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.70% ($34,662 average AGI)
from Anderson County, SC  0.46% ($34,910)
from Pickens County, SC  0.44% ($32,441)
from Laurens County, SC  0.27% ($29,167)
from Richland County, SC  0.13% ($42,843)
from Charleston County, SC  0.10% ($43,958)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.09% ($53,855)


5.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($769 average AGI)
Greenville County:

0.07%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

2.60% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($16,368 average AGI)
2.94% relocated to other states ($24,254 average AGI)
Greenville County:

2.94%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.71% ($34,365 average AGI)
to Anderson County, SC  0.44% ($34,651)
to Pickens County, SC  0.43% ($31,396)
to Laurens County, SC  0.24% ($32,620)
to Charleston County, SC  0.14% ($38,440)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.12% ($43,805)
to Richland County, SC  0.12% ($35,543)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Greenville County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Greenville County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Greenville County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Greenville County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Greenville County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 63,306 (50,730 aged, 12,576 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 11,692 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Greenville County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3829)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3627)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2731)
  • Unspecified dementia (2371)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2229)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1974)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1799)
  • Congestive heart failure (1072)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (994)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (952)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13291.74
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 293.890
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42148.54

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1422.740
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 787.710
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.35

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.8
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 96.96

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.73
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 74.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.9
  • Other - 26.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 127.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.8
  • Poisoning - 30.9
  • Suffocation - 18.7
  • Other - 4.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 439,371
  • In family households: 370,404 (81,926 male householders, 37,436 female householders)
    87,697 spouses, 128,518 children (119,167 natural, 3,386 adopted, 5,965 stepchildren), 10,085 grandchildren, 4,288 brothers or sisters, 3,470 parents, 5,622 other relatives, 9,122 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 68,967 (25,968 male householders (20,551 living alone)), 31,201 female householders (27,151 living alone)), 11,798 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11,854 (4,047 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 51,974 2-persons, 28,316 3-persons, 23,113 4-persons, 10,253 5-persons, 3,649 6-persons, 2,057 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 47,702 1-person, 7,926 2-persons, 1,046 3-persons, 326 4-persons, 110 5-persons, 42 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons.

62,276 married couples with children.
21,838 single-parent households (3,915 men, 17,923 women).

92.9% of residents of Greenville County speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,055,176,000 ($5123 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $338,242,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $899,814,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $362,387,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,315,000
Federal grants: $353,061,000
Federal procurement contracts: $308,262,000 ($263,443,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $123,337,000 ($22,210,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $40,101,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $191,769,000
Federal Government insurance: $92,169,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 28,698
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 17,624
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +7,130
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +10,043
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Greenville County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 48.34 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,571
  • 2000 to 2004: 38,106
  • 1990 to 1999: 38,430
  • 1980 to 1989: 31,211
  • 1970 to 1979: 30,608
  • 1960 to 1969: 23,144
  • 1950 to 1959: 16,000
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,730
  • 1939 or earlier: 9,454
Rooms in houses/apartments in Greenville County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 45
  • 2 rooms: 464
  • 3 rooms: 2,047
  • 4 rooms: 8,762
  • 5 rooms: 22,451
  • 6 rooms: 24,817
  • 7 rooms: 17,591
  • 8 rooms: 12,536
  • 9+ rooms: 13,258
  • 1 room: 1,007
  • 2 rooms: 3,557
  • 3 rooms: 8,498
  • 4 rooms: 15,613
  • 5 rooms: 10,699
  • 6 rooms: 5,156
  • 7 rooms: 1,888
  • 8 rooms: 775
  • 9+ rooms: 392
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Greenville County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 138
  • 1 bedroom: 1,743
  • 2 bedrooms: 20,355
  • 3 bedrooms: 56,597
  • 4 bedrooms: 19,809
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,329
  • no bedroom: 1,225
  • 1 bedroom: 11,756
  • 2 bedrooms: 22,004
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,016
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,335
  • 5+ bedrooms: 249
Cars and other vehicles available in Greenville County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,718
  • 1 vehicle: 26,742
  • 2 vehicles: 47,433
  • 3 vehicles: 18,333
  • 4 vehicles: 4,372
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,373
  • no vehicle: 7,578
  • 1 vehicle: 24,487
  • 2 vehicles: 12,847
  • 3 vehicles: 2,215
  • 4 vehicles: 329
  • 5+ vehicles: 129

53% of Greenville County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in South Carolina.

Greenville County:

52.8%
State average:

56.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 222079
  • Northeast: 30242
  • Midwest: 25968
  • South: 71149
  • West: 8718

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $102,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Greenville County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.6%)
  • Electricity (38.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.8%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Electricity (59.9%)
  • Utility gas (27.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,855
Here:

13.6%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,239
Here:

10.9%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8,118
Here:

45.8%
South Carolina:

20.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Greenville County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $35,029,000
    Correctional Institutions: $19,031,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,452,000
    Health - Other: $12,201,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,694,000
    Libraries: $11,683,000
    Financial Administration: $8,829,000
    General - Other: $7,602,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,737,000
    Regular Highways: $6,281,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,391,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,340,000
    Water Utilities: $3,330,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,033,000
    Housing and Community Development: $956,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,510,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $878,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $793,000
    Police Protection: $66,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $61,502,000

Greenville County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $20,057,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,347,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,535,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,209,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $17,926,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,731,000
    Sale of Property: $2,616,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,285,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $25,312,000
    All Other: $9,852,000
    Highways: $78,000
    Health and Hospitals: $53,000
  • Tax - Property: $76,703,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,879,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000,000

Greenville County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $400,685,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $400,685,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,010,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $87,070,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,495,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,555,000

Greenville County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,721,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $144,744,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $400,685,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 7,658
  • Number of aged recipients: 757
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 6,901
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,541
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,672
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,445
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,915
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,507
Greenville County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Greenville County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 90 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,308$142,0402,408$183,8769,444$184,805290$95,2487$3,698,429723$147,13898$73,388
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED122$137,107140$177,486660$165,33933$70,8790$055$130,09124$55,417
APPLICATIONS DENIED415$126,817341$145,6302,909$169,559203$47,9212$200,000247$136,911115$56,252
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN237$135,481342$186,1522,271$171,05579$100,1393$7,773,333150$127,30030$87,067
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS62$134,25874$190,216586$185,46823$101,1300$029$147,6217$70,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 85 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED570$187,756535$187,1786$110,3330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED188$220,064151$184,0538$120,8751$86,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED47$175,23452$203,1350$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN31$163,45234$189,2940$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS21$166,42910$206,5003$98,6671$83,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Greenville County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3,36470.5 years
William2,51972.9 years
John2,27971.9 years
Mary2,01977.0 years
Robert1,49469.9 years
Charles1,22669.7 years
Thomas90671.4 years
George89574.2 years
Annie79880.1 years
Willie78972.8 years
Most common last names in Greenville County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,67073.7 years
Jones94973.8 years
Williams90372.3 years
Brown82373.8 years
Davis71773.3 years
Johnson70872.3 years
Wilson51273.9 years
Taylor48773.8 years
Moore46373.6 years
Thompson44473.3 years
Businesses in Greenville County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2Just Tires5
ALDO1Justice1
AMF Bowling1KFC11
AT&T6Kincaid2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kmart4
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware4Kohl's2
Advance Auto Parts12La Quinta2
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy2
American Eagle Outfitters2Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture7
Apple Store1LensCrafters2
Applebee's4Little Caesars Pizza13
Arby's10Long John Silver's3
Ashley Furniture1Lowe's4
Audi1Macy's1
AutoZone7MainStay1
Avenue1Marriott6
BMW1Marshalls1
Bakers1MasterBrand Cabinets19
Banana Republic1McDonald's23
Barnes & Noble2Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works2Motel 62
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity3
Best Western2New Balance7
Blockbuster8Nike17
Brookstone1Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot3
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax1
Burger King17Old Navy2
Buybuy BABY1Olive Garden2
CVS26On The Border1
Cache1Outback1
CarMax1Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Catherines2Panera Bread5
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza6
Chevrolet1Payless3
Chick-Fil-A10Penske6
Chico's2PetSmart3
Chipotle1Pier 1 Imports2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pizza Hut10
Church's Chicken3Plato's Closet1
Clarion1Pottery Barn1
Cold Stone Creamery1Publix Super Markets10
Coldwater Creek1Quality4
Comfort Inn3Quiznos5
Comfort Suites1RadioShack8
Costco1Red Lobster1
Cracker Barrel2Red Robin1
Curves10Red Roof Inn1
DHL3Rite Aid12
Dairy Queen2Rooms To Go2
Days Inn2Ruby Tuesday5
Decora Cabinetry6Rue211
Dennys1Ryan's Grill4
Discount Tire3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza4SAS Shoes3
DressBarn2SONIC Drive-In5
Dressbarn2Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts8Sears3
Econo Lodge1Shoe Carnival2
Express1Sleep Inn2
Extended Stay America1Soma Intimates1
FedEx67Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel9
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Staples3
Foot Locker1Starbucks12
Ford2Steak 'n Shake1
GNC8Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
GameStop10Subaru1
Gap1Subway39
Goodwill4Super 83
Gymboree1T-Mobile21
H&R Block22T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's11T.J.Maxx3
Havertys Furniture1Taco Bell8
Haworth1Talbots2
Hawthorn1Target3
Hilton9Tire Kingdom4
Hobby Lobby2Toyota1
Holiday Inn8Toys"R"Us2
Hollister Co.1True Value4
Home Depot5U-Haul20
Honda1UPS77
Hot Topic1Vans2
Hyatt2Verizon Wireless5
Hyundai1Victoria's Secret1
IHOP2Volkswagen1
InTown Suites2Waffle House18
J. Jill1Walgreens13
J.Crew1Walmart6
JCPenney1Wendy's11
Jack In The Box6Westin1
JoS. A. Bank1Whole Foods Market1
Johnny Rockets1Wingate1
Jones New York4YMCA7
Journeys1

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  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"