Greenville, Mississippi Population 2020

28,508

Greenville is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 28,508, it is the 9th largest city in Mississippi and the 1343rd largest city in the United States. Greenville is currently declining at a rate of -2.38% annually and its population has decreased by -17.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,400 in 2010. Greenville reached it's highest population of 45,226 in 1990. Spanning over 28 miles, Greenville has a population density of 1,060 people per square mile.

The average household income in Greenville is $47,607 with a poverty rate of 35.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $692 per month, and the median house value is $75,800. The median age in Greenville is 36.5 years, 33.3 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 81.7 males.

Greenville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Greenville was:

  • Black or African American: 80.85%
  • White: 17.02%
  • Asian: 0.84%
  • Two or more races: 0.68%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Greenville, Mississippi is 28,508, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,898.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,400.

Greenville, Mississippi Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202042,785-1,139-2.66%
201943,924-1,139-2.59%
201845,063-1,139-2.53%
201746,202-984-2.13%
201647,186-779-1.65%
201547,965-1,047-2.18%
201449,012-650-1.33%
201349,662-354-0.71%
201250,016-433-0.87%
201150,449-647-1.28%
201051,0960.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American25,32180.85%
White5,33117.02%
Asian2620.84%
Two or More Races2120.68%
Some Other Race1370.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native560.18%

Greenville Population Pyramid 2020

Greenville Median Age

36.5


Total

33.3


Male

38.6


Female

Greenville Adults

There are 23,104 adults, (4,513 of whom are seniors) in Greenville.

Greenville Age Dependency

68.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Greenville Sex Ratio

Female

17,237

55.04%

Male

14,082

44.96%

Greenville Households and Families

Greenville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Greenville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.3%25.7%
Male58%42%
All51.2%48.8%
Non Family46.9%53.1%
Female33.3%66.7%

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,2772.5251.2
Non Family4,7621.1346.9
Female3,4793.733.3
Married3,4123.0974.3
Male6243.3458

3.31

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Greenville Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5987.90%
9th to 12th Grade2,39211.82%
High School Graduate5,92829.29%
Some College4,55422.50%
Associates Degree1,6558.18%
Bachelors Degree2,50012.35%
Graduate Degree1,6107.96%

Greenville Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black15,40512,1492,643
White4,3573,7411,349
Asian22517270
Hispanic1255917
Multiple Races1058539
Other Race7439
Native American55459

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 37.14%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,819$32,979$25,282
Less Than High School$17,078$19,740$13,512
High School Grad$25,444$31,112$19,362
Some College$25,254$28,125$23,818
Bachelors Degree$35,858$43,380$32,018
Graduate Degree$49,934$115,139$43,107

$27,819

Average Earnings

$32,979

Average Male

$25,282

Average Female

Greenville Language

Greenville Language by Age

Greenville Language

97.87% of Greenville residents speak only English, while 2.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.96% of the population.

Greenville Poverty

Greenville Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black24,94910,32441.38%
White5,2234368.35%
Hispanic2157133.02%
Other1372618.98%
Native551629.09%
Asian261124.60%
Multiple21152.37%

35.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.86%

Male Poverty Rate

37.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greenville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greenville is Black, with 41.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greenville is Multiple, with 2.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.85%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School45.51%
High School33.53%
Some College23.97%
Bachelors or Greater6.72%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed68.68%
Female Unemployed55.15%
Female Employed20.09%
Male Employed9.82%

Greenville Income

Greenville Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,501$47,607
Families$38,088$55,872
Married Families$62,434-
Non Families$20,234$32,281

Greenville Marital Status

Greenville Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.6%

Male Marriage Rate

27.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Greenville Married by Age and Sex

Greenville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Greenville Marital Status by Race

Greenville Veterans

1,324

Number of Veterans

1,192

Male Veterans

132

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam530
First Gulf War229
Second Gulf War194
Korea123
World War II
Name Veterans % of Total
Black8234.60%
White4048.63%
2 or More4431.65%
Asian2812.07%
Indian2545.45%
Hispanic1711.49%

$Greenville Veterans by Education

21.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greenville Employment Status

56.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.1%

Employment Rate

14.5%

Unemployment Rate

Greenville Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

87.22%

Born in Mississippi

98.77%

Native Born

1.23%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.77% of Greenville residents were born in the United States, with 87.22% having been born in Mississippi. 0.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202028,508-695-2.38%
201929,203-695-2.32%
201829,898-780-2.54%
201730,678-695-2.22%
201631,373-567-1.78%
201531,940-719-2.20%
201432,659-428-1.29%
201333,087-320-0.96%
201233,407-481-1.42%
201133,888-478-1.39%
201034,366-7,267-1.90%
200041,633-3,593-0.82%
199045,2264,6131.08%
198040,6139650.24%
197039,648-1,854-0.46%
196041,50211,5663.32%
195029,9369,0443.66%
194020,8926,0853.50%
193014,8073,2472.51%
192011,5601,9501.86%
19109,6101,9682.32%
19007,6429841.39%
18906,6580.00%