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Greenville County, South Carolina

Greenville County, South Carolina
Greenville County Courthouse
Map of South Carolina highlighting Greenville County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded March 22, 1786
Seat Greenville
Largest city Greenville
 • Total 795 sq mi (2,059 km2)
 • Land 785 sq mi (2,033 km2)
 • Water 9.7 sq mi (25 km2), 1.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2014) 482,752
 • Density 615/sq mi (237/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .org.greenvillecountywww

Greenville County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 451,225,[1] making it the most populous county in the state. Its county seat is Greenville.[2]

Greenville County is included in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.


  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • Economy 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Census-designated places 4.2
    • Unincorporated communities 4.3
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 795 square miles (2,060 km2), of which 785 square miles (2,030 km2) is land and 9.7 square miles (25 km2) (1.2%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties


As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 451,225 people, 198,546 households, and 201,997 families residing in the county. The population density was 497 people per square mile (186/km²). There were 186,803 housing units at an average density of 206 per square mile (80/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.53% White, 18.30% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.76% of the population. 19.6% were of American, 10.8% English, 9.2% German and 8.9% Irish ancestry according to the 2000 census. 93.2% spoke English and 3.9% Spanish as their first language.

There were 149,556 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% of the population was under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,049, and the median income for a family was $49,032. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $27,034 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,081. About 7.90% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.20% of those under the age of 18 and 10.60% of those 65 and older.


CommunityWorks Federal Credit Union was chartered in 2014 to serve the residents of Greenville County. It is sponsored by CommunityWorks, Inc., a non-profit community development financial institution, and receives assistance from the United Way of Greenville County and the Hollingsworth Fund.[11]


The 2010 Census lists six cities and 16 census designated places that are fully or partially within Greenville County.[12]


Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also


  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Greenville County, South Carolina". US Census. US Census. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  11. ^ Birch, Ray (April 3, 2014). "CommunityWorks FCU Is First New CU Charter Of The Year".  
  12. ^ See for population numbers and for municipality and CDP lists in the 2010 Census.

External links

  • Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC)
  • Geographic data related to Greenville County, South Carolina at OpenStreetMap

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