Greenville, North Carolina Population 2020

95,183
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Greenville is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 95,183, it is the 11th largest city in North Carolina and the 342nd largest city in the United States. Greenville is currently growing at a rate of 1.09% annually and its population has increased by 12.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 84,554 in 2010. Spanning over 36 miles, Greenville has a population density of 2,671 people per square mile.

The average household income in Greenville is $58,608 with a poverty rate of 31.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $799 per month, and the median house value is $155,100. The median age in Greenville is 27.2 years, 26.2 years for males, and 28 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.7 males.

Greenville Demographics

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

  • White: 53.68%
  • Black or African American: 38.23%
  • Two or more races: 2.75%
  • Asian: 2.57%
  • Other race: 2.29%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Greenville, North Carolina is 95,183, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 93,137.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 84,554.

Greenville, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020182,5081,2970.71%
2019181,2111,2970.72%
2018179,9141,2970.72%
2017178,6171,3850.78%
2016177,2321,1340.64%
2015176,0981,1000.62%
2014174,9986140.35%
2013174,3841,4150.81%
2012172,9692,2081.28%
2011170,7611,9081.12%
2010168,8530.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White48,96153.68%
Black or African American34,86938.23%
Two or More Races2,5052.75%
Asian2,3462.57%
Some Other Race2,0862.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native3950.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander450.05%
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Greenville Population Pyramid 2020

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Greenville Median Age

27.2


Total

26.2


Male

28


Female

Greenville Adults

There are 74,451 adults, (9,076 of whom are seniors) in Greenville.

Greenville Age Dependency

39.5

Age Dependency Ratio

13.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Greenville Sex Ratio

Female

49,652

54.44%

Male

41,555

45.56%

Greenville Households and Families

Greenville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Greenville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.3%31.7%
All33.5%66.5%
Non Family20.9%79.1%
Female18.5%81.5%
Male12.3%87.7%

33.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,8652.3133.5
Non Family19,3891.6320.9
Married10,2692.9968.3
Female6,1483.1918.5
Male1,0593.0412.3

2.97

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Greenville Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2332.52%
9th to 12th Grade2,6365.38%
High School Graduate10,32921.10%
Some College10,26920.98%
Associates Degree5,73011.70%
Bachelors Degree11,58123.65%
Graduate Degree7,18014.67%
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Greenville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,43423,82412,839
Black20,06617,5024,017
Hispanic2,2971,815714
Asian1,4571,307916
Other Race89866373
Multiple Races731680272
Native American2018918
Islander1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.87%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,685$39,293$30,088
Less Than High School$20,630$21,322$16,790
High School Grad$25,789$30,298$21,790
Some College$29,644$36,971$24,444
Bachelors Degree$38,526$43,409$36,370
Graduate Degree$61,074$75,167$53,015

$34,685

Average Earnings

$39,293

Average Male

$30,088

Average Female

Greenville Language

Greenville Language by Age

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Greenville Language

93.47% of Greenville residents speak only English, while 6.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.22% of the population.

Greenville Poverty

Greenville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White42,77512,07628.23%
Black33,32811,69735.10%
Hispanic4,5001,54434.31%
Other2,0851,13854.58%
Multiple2,23867630.21%
Asian2,24145020.08%
Native30117758.80%

31.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.20%

Male Poverty Rate

34.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greenville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greenville is Native, with 58.80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greenville is Asian, with 20.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 52.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.20%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.67%
High School27.54%
Some College18.38%
Bachelors or Greater8.30%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed67.46%
Male Unemployed51.22%
Female Employed24.54%
Male Employed18.03%

Greenville Income

Greenville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,471$58,608
Families$55,932$83,376
Married Families$84,783-
Non Families$25,583$34,045
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Greenville Marital Status

Greenville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.6%

Male Marriage Rate

26.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Greenville Married by Age and Sex

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Greenville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Greenville Marital Status by Race

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Greenville Veterans

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4,122

Number of Veterans

3,728

Male Veterans

394

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War1,195
Vietnam1,182
Second Gulf War835
Korea269
World War II87
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,315
65 to 74865
75+724
55 to 64672
18 to 34546
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5195.88%
Black1,5465.91%
Hispanic1133.57%
2 or More301.91%
Other201.45%
Indian71.90%

Greenville Veterans by Education

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10.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greenville Employment Status

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63.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.12%

Born in North Carolina

95.20%

Native Born

4.80%

Foreign Born

2.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.20% of Greenville residents were born in the United States, with 65.12% having been born in North Carolina. 2.53% 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
202095,1831,0231.09%
201994,1601,0231.10%
201893,1371,0691.16%
201792,0681,0231.12%
201691,0454880.54%
201590,5571,2651.42%
201489,2924130.46%
201388,8791,2371.41%
201287,6421,3651.58%
201186,2771,1681.37%
201085,10924,6333.48%
200060,47615,5043.01%
199044,9729,2322.32%
198035,7406,6772.09%
197029,0636,2032.43%
196022,8606,1363.17%
195016,7244,0502.81%
194012,6743,4803.26%
19309,1943,4224.77%
19205,7721,6713.48%
19104,1011,5364.80%
19002,5650.00%