Greenville County, SC

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2020 Population
516,126
1.8% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
38.3
0.262% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.2%
1.93% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$62,422
3.43% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$197,400
7.4% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
255,580
3.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Greenville County, SC had a population of 516k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $62,422. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Greenville County, SC grew from 507,003 to 516,126, a 1.8% increase and its median household income grew from $60,351 to $62,422, a 3.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greenville County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.3%), White (Hispanic) (4.29%), Other (Hispanic) (3.17%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.57%).

None of the households in Greenville County, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.9% of the residents in Greenville County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greenville County, SC are Greenville Technical College (2,067 degrees awarded in 2020), Furman University (879 degrees), and Bob Jones University (661 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Greenville County, SC was $197,400, and the homeownership rate was 68.2%.

Most people in Greenville County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Greenville County, SC was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Greenville County, SC is home to a population of 516k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.33% of Greenville County, SC residents were born outside of the country (43k people).

In 2020, there were 3.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (349k people) in Greenville County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.9%
2020 Citizenship
94.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.9% of Greenville County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Greenville County, SC was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greenville County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    349k ± 1.15k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    89.4k ± 1.3k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    22.2k ± 1.43k
9.39%
Hispanic Population
48.4k people

In 2020, there were 3.91 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (349k people) in Greenville County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.39% of the people in Greenville County, SC are hispanic (48.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Greenville County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,463 ± 6,098 people
  2. India
    16,261 ± 3,126 people
  3. Honduras
    12,981 ± 2,794 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 62,463 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 16,261 and Honduras with 12,981.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.33%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
43k people
8.57%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
43.4k people

As of 2020, 8.33% of Greenville County, SC residents (43k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greenville County, SC was 8.57%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,841 ± 694
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,176 ± 601
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,764 ± 589

Greenville County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Greenville County, SC employs 256k people. The largest industries in Greenville County, SC are Manufacturing (42,810 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (31,442 people), and Retail Trade (25,639 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,904), Utilities ($58,370), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($54,133).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,267. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

256k
2020 Value
± 4,327
3.13%
1 Year growth
± 2.16%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Greenville County, SC grew at a rate of 3.13%, from 248k employees to 256k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greenville County, SC, are Sales & Related Occupations (28,436 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,227 people), and Management Occupations (28,214 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greenville County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

256k
2020 Value
± 4,327
3.13%
1 Year growth
± 2.16%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Greenville County, SC grew at a rate of 3.13%, from 248k employees to 256k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greenville County, SC, are Manufacturing (42,810 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (31,442 people), and Retail Trade (25,639 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greenville County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Greenville County, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,117
Median earning men ± $1,012
$31,167
Median earning women ± $562

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,997), Information ($60,967), and Wholesale Trade ($56,147).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($42,596), Construction ($40,791), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,256).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,840
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,821
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 3,408
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $7.45M
    Manufacturing
  2. $3.92M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $3.11M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $38.2B
  2. $32.1B
  3. $26.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $38.2B, followed by Plastics/rubber ($32.1B) and Machinery ($26.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$285B
2020 Value in South Carolina
$613B
Projected 2050 Value in South Carolina
115% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $285B. This is expected to increase 115% to $613B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $30.1B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $30.1B, followed by Georgia with $22.4B and Texas and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Greenville County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 58.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.62%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Greenville County, SC awarded 4,618 degrees. The student population of Greenville County, SC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 8,029 male students and 13,400 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greenville County, SC are White (3,076 and 67.6%), followed by Black or African American (749 and 16.5%), Hispanic or Latino (319 and 7.01%), and Unknown (177 and 3.89%).

The largest universities in Greenville County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Greenville Technical College (2,067 and 44.8%), Furman University (879 and 19%), and Bob Jones University (661 and 14.3%).

The most popular majors in Greenville County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (402 and 8.71%), General Business Administration & Management (314 and 6.8%), and Registered Nursing (216 and 4.68%).

The median tuition costs in Greenville County, SC are $22,050 for private four year colleges, and $4,824 and $9,048 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Greenville County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 65.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 21,429 (37.5% men and 62.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 21,429 students enrolled in Greenville County, SC, 37.5% men and 62.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,601 records, of which 59.1% were women and 40.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 98 degree-majors awarded
  2. 180 degree-majors awarded
  3. 118 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greenville County, SC was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 98 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Greenville County, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,067 degrees awarded
  2. 879 degrees awarded
  3. 661 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Greenville Technical College with 2,067 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,925 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greenville County, SC, which is 0.715 times less than the 2,693 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,076 degrees mean that there were 4.11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 749 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,050) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,158) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,350) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.689% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.19M), Some college (911k), and Bachelors Degree (677k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Greenville County, SC was $197,400 in 2020, which is 0.859 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $183,800 to $197,400, a 7.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Greenville County, SC is 68.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Greenville County, SC have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greenville County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Greenville County, SC is $62,422. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Greenville County, SC was Census Tract 42 with a value of $164,148, followed by Census Tract 28.13 and Census Tract 28.15, with respective values of $142,083 and $129,755.

In 2021, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Greenville County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.26%.

Property

$197,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,914
$135,145
Median Property Taxes
±$2,881

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greenville County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Greenville County, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.2%
Homeownership
2020
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.2% of the housing units in Greenville County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 42
  2. Census Tract 28.13
  3. Census Tract 28.15

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greenville County, SC was Census Tract 42 with a value of $164,148, followed by Census Tract 28.13 and Census Tract 28.15, with respective values of $142,083 and $129,755.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Greenville County, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,422
Median Household Income
± $1,399
198k
Number of Households
± 3,682

In 2020, the median household income of the 198k households in Greenville County, SC grew to $62,422 from the previous year's value of $60,351.

The following chart displays the households in Greenville County, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greenville County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.44%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.84%)

In 2018, 82.6% of workers in Greenville County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.44%) and those who worked at home (4.84%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greenville County, SC have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Greenville County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Greenville County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greenville County, SC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Greenville County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.26%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greenville County, SC (56.6k out of 504k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greenville County, SC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 14.8% of the children was living in poverty in Greenville County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 8.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 533 in Greenville County, SC. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 56.5 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

89.6% of the population of Greenville County, SC has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Carolina was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Greenville County, SC see 940 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.36% decrease from the previous year (953 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1513 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 414 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

940 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Greenville County, SC

Primary care physicians in Greenville County, SC see an average of 940 patients per year. This represents a 1.36% decrease from the previous year (953 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Greenville County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 21.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greenville County, SC declined by 2.95% from 10.8% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Greenville County, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.2 in Greenville County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.5% in Greenville County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.9% in Greenville County, SC.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Greenville County, SC.

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