Greenville County, SC

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2022 Population
528,251
1.75% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
10.9%
2.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,328
8.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$248,900
17.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
262,211
1.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Greenville County, SC had a population of 528k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $71,328. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Greenville County, SC grew from 519,178 to 528,251, a 1.75% increase and its median household income grew from $65,513 to $71,328, a 8.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greenville County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (67%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.9%), Other (Hispanic) (3.38%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.12%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.1%).

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.

95.1% of the residents in Greenville County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greenville County, SC are Greenville Technical College (2,125 degrees awarded in 2022), Furman University (853 degrees), and Bob Jones University (628 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Greenville County, SC was $248,900, and the homeownership rate was 68.9%.

Most people in Greenville County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Greenville County, SC was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Greenville County, SC is home to a population of 528k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.52% of Greenville County, SC residents were born outside of the country (45k people).

In 2022, there were 3.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (354k people) in Greenville County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17.8k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.1%
2022 Citizenship
94.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.1% of Greenville County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Greenville County, SC was 94.9%, 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)
    354k ± 851
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    89.2k ± 1.5k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    17.8k ± 1.5k
9.87%
Hispanic Population
52.1k people

In 2022, there were 3.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (354k people) in Greenville County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 89.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 17.8k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.87% of the people in Greenville County, SC are hispanic (52.1k 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
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.52%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
45k people
8.66%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
45k people

As of 2022, 8.52% of Greenville County, SC residents (45k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greenville County, SC was 8.66%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,490 ± 740
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,203 ± 711
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,904 ± 539

Greenville County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Greenville County, SC employs 262k people. The largest industries in Greenville County, SC are Manufacturing (42,450 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (33,343 people), and Retail Trade (27,146 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,103), Utilities ($71,413), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($62,341).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

262k
2022 Value
± 4,369
1.5%
1 Year growth
± 2.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greenville County, SC grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 258k employees to 262k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greenville County, SC, are Management Occupations (30,440 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,692 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26,934 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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Employment by Industries

262k
2022 Value
± 4,369
1.5%
1 Year growth
± 2.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greenville County, SC grew at a rate of 1.5%, from 258k employees to 262k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greenville County, SC, are Manufacturing (42,450 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (33,343 people), and Retail Trade (27,146 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

$51,903
Median earning men ± $1,080
$36,699
Median earning women ± $843

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,496), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($66,469), and Information ($65,556).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($48,113), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,629), and Manufacturing ($46,490).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

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

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Civics

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 2, 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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Greenville County, SC awarded 4,685 degrees. The student population of Greenville County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,405 male students and 12,716 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greenville County, SC are White (3,105 and 67%), followed by Black or African American (766 and 16.5%), Hispanic or Latino (335 and 7.23%), and Unknown (161 and 3.48%).

The largest universities in Greenville County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Greenville Technical College (2,125 and 45.4%), Furman University (853 and 18.2%), and Bob Jones University (628 and 13.4%).

The most popular majors in Greenville County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (383 and 8.18%), General Business Administration & Management (286 and 6.1%), and General Business (237 and 5.06%).

The median tuition costs in Greenville County, SC are $23,590 for private four year colleges, and $5,520 and $9,840 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Greenville County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 21,121 (39.8% men and 60.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 21,121 students enrolled in Greenville County, SC, 39.8% men and 60.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,416 records, of which 57.9% were women and 42.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 81 degrees awarded
  2. 165 degrees awarded
  3. 153 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greenville County, SC was General Biological Sciences with 81 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. 2,125 degrees awarded
  2. 853 degrees awarded
  3. 628 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Greenville Technical College with 2,125 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,825 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greenville County, SC, which is 0.638 times less than the 2,860 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,105 degrees mean that there were 4.05 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 766 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 ($23,590) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,296) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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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Measure

In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greenville County, SC was $248,900 in 2022, which is 0.883 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $212,300 to $248,900, a 17.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Greenville County, SC is 68.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Greenville County, SC have an average commute time of 23.9 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 $71,328. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Greenville County, SC was Census Tract 28.13 with a value of $170,417, followed by Census Tract 28.14 and Census Tract 11.02, with respective values of $153,125 and $144,844.

In 2022, 12.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Greenville County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.59%.

Property

$248,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,891
$145,000
Median Property Taxes
±$3,145

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.

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Rent vs Own

68.9%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.9% of the housing units in Greenville County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 28.13
  2. Census Tract 28.14
  3. Census Tract 11.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greenville County, SC was Census Tract 28.13 with a value of $170,417, followed by Census Tract 28.14 and Census Tract 11.02, with respective values of $153,125 and $144,844.

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

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$71,328
Median Household Income
± $1,572
210k
Number of Households
± 4,058

In 2022, the median household income of the 210k households in Greenville County, SC grew to $71,328 from the previous year's value of $65,513.

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.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.7%)
  3. Carpooled (8.06%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in Greenville County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.7%) and those who carpooled to work (8.06%).

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greenville County, SC have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% 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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Greenville County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.59%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greenville County, SC (56.3k out of 516k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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 2022, 15.8% of the children was living in poverty in Greenville County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 533 in Greenville County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 56.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.8% of the population of Greenville County, SC has health coverage, with 49.3% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Greenville County, SC see 920 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.13% decrease from the previous year (940 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1500 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 397 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Greenville County, SC see an average of 920 patients per year. This represents a 2.13% decrease from the previous year (940 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.2%
Uninsured
49.3%
Employer Coverage
12.8%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greenville County, SC declined by 1.17% from 10.4% to 10.2%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 50.7 in Greenville County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 33.1% in Greenville County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.3% in Greenville County, SC.

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