Greenville, SC

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2020 Population
69,648
2.82% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35
2.04% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.8%
4.74% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$58,259
2.91% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$332,700
13.8% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
38,616
4.35% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Greenville, SC had a population of 69.6k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $58,259. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Greenville, SC grew from 67,737 to 69,648, a 2.82% increase and its median household income grew from $56,609 to $58,259, a 2.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greenville, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24%), White (Hispanic) (2.82%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.82%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%).

None of the households in Greenville, 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.

95.7% of the residents in Greenville, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greenville, SC are Greenville Technical College (2,067 degrees awarded in 2020), Bob Jones University (661 degrees), and Strayer University-South Carolina (367 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Greenville, SC was $332,700, and the homeownership rate was 43.1%.

Most people in Greenville, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Greenville, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Greenville, SC is home to a population of 69.6k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.85% of Greenville, SC residents were born outside of the country (4.77k people).

In 2020, there were 2.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.9k people) in Greenville, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.96k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.7%
2020 Citizenship
95.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.7% of Greenville, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Greenville, SC was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greenville, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    44.9k ± 1.23k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 1.15k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.96k ± 387
5.6%
Hispanic Population
3.9k people

In 2020, there were 2.68 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (44.9k people) in Greenville, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.96k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.6% of the people in Greenville, SC are hispanic (3.9k people).

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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

6.85%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.77k people
6.63%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.49k people

As of 2020, 6.85% of Greenville, SC residents (4.77k 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, SC was 6.63%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,016 ± 251
  2. Vietnam
    749 ± 145
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    385 ± 122

Greenville, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Greenville, SC employs 38.6k people. The largest industries in Greenville, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,268 people), Manufacturing (5,245 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,100 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,176), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,106), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,750).

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

38.6k
2020 Value
± 1,511
4.35%
1 Year growth
± 4.96%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Greenville, SC grew at a rate of 4.35%, from 37k employees to 38.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greenville, SC, are Management Occupations (5,047 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,104 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,084 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greenville, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

38.6k
2020 Value
± 1,511
4.35%
1 Year growth
± 4.96%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Greenville, SC grew at a rate of 4.35%, from 37k employees to 38.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greenville, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,268 people), Manufacturing (5,245 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,100 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greenville, SC, though some of these residents may live in Greenville, 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

$48,772
Median earning men ± $2,616
$34,376
Median earning women ± $2,378

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($76,295), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,494), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,554).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($100,658), Construction ($53,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($46,518).

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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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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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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, SC awarded 3,104 degrees. The student population of Greenville, SC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 6,011 male students and 10,390 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greenville, SC are White (1,926 and 63%), followed by Black or African American (620 and 20.3%), Hispanic or Latino (242 and 7.92%), and Two or More Races (107 and 3.5%).

The largest universities in Greenville, SC by number of degrees awarded are Greenville Technical College (2,067 and 66.6%), Bob Jones University (661 and 21.3%), and Strayer University-South Carolina (367 and 11.8%).

The most popular majors in Greenville, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (370 and 11.9%), Registered Nursing (216 and 6.96%), and General Business (185 and 5.96%).

The median tuition costs in Greenville, SC are $19,288 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

Measure

In 2017 in Greenville, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 65%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 16,401 (36.7% men and 63.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 16,401 students enrolled in Greenville, SC, 36.7% men and 63.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,040 records, of which 58.3% were women and 41.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 84 degree-majors awarded
  2. 364 degree-majors awarded
  3. 168 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Greenville, SC was Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology with 84 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,067 degrees awarded
  2. 661 degrees awarded
  3. 367 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

In 2020, 1,387 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greenville, SC, which is 0.808 times less than the 1,717 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 1,926 degrees mean that there were 3.11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 620 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,288) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,936) 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.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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, SC was $332,700 in 2020, which is 1.45 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $292,400 to $332,700, a 13.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Greenville, SC is 43.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Greenville, SC have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greenville, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Greenville, SC is $58,259. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Greenville, SC was Census Tract 42 with a value of $164,148, followed by Census Tract 11.02 and Census Tract 28.04, with respective values of $127,292 and $97,857.

Property

$332,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$20,872
$13,719
Median Property Taxes
±$830

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, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

43.1%
Homeownership
2020
66.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 43.1% of the housing units in Greenville, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 42
  2. Census Tract 11.02
  3. Census Tract 28.04

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greenville, SC was Census Tract 42 with a value of $164,148, followed by Census Tract 11.02 and Census Tract 28.04, with respective values of $127,292 and $97,857.

The following map shows all of the places in Greenville, 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.
$58,259
Median Household Income
± $2,778
31.9k
Number of Households
± 1,395

In 2020, the median household income of the 31.9k households in Greenville, SC grew to $58,259 from the previous year's value of $56,609.

The following chart displays the households in Greenville, 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, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.82%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.98%)

In 2020, 78.4% of workers in Greenville, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.82%) and those who worked at home (6.98%).

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greenville, SC have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Greenville, 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, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greenville, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greenville, SC (8.41k out of 65.7k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greenville, SC is Black, followed by White 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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90.8% of the population of Greenville, SC has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.25% 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.

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

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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 19% under 18 years, 31.1% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

9.22%
Uninsured
52.7%
Employer Coverage
12.8%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
1.25%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greenville, SC declined by 9.4% from 10.2% to 9.22%.

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

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