Greenville, South Carolina Population 2024

73,589

Greenville is a city located in Anderson County, Greenville County, and Pickens County South Carolina. Greenville has a 2024 population of 73,589. Greenville is currently growing at a rate of 0.88% annually and its population has increased by 3.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,031 in 2020.

The average household income in Greenville is $108,873 with a poverty rate of 14.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Greenville is 33.8 years, 33.3 years for males, and 34.2 years for females.

Greenville Demographics

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

  • White: 67.87%
  • Black or African American: 22.75%
  • Two or more races: 4.86%
  • Other race: 2.22%
  • Asian: 1.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
  • Native American: 0.15%
Land Area (mi²)
30.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,446.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.6% (2,558)
The current population of Greenville, South Carolina is 73,589 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 71,031.

Greenville, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White48,08167.87%
Black or African American16,11322.75%
Two or more races3,4414.86%
Other race1,5752.22%
Asian1,3721.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1510.21%
Native American1050.15%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Greenville Population by Race

Greenville Population Pyramid 2024

Greenville Median Age

33.8

Total

33.3

Male

34.2

Female

Greenville Adults

There are 58,391 adults, (10,278 of whom are seniors) in Greenville.

Greenville Age Dependency

47.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Greenville Sex Ratio

Female36,86052.03%
Male33,97847.97%

Greenville Population by Age

Greenville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All33,5501.9841.658.4
Non Family17,8021.2328.971.1
Married11,2062.8269.930.1
Female3,6502.9521.878.2
Male8922.6922.677.4

2.8

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

41.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Greenville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8191.67%
9th to 12th Grade2,9035.9%
High School Graduate8,48817.26%
Some College7,36414.97%
Associates Degree3,2056.52%
Bachelors Degree15,68931.9%
Graduate Degree10,71021.78%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Greenville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Greenville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White33,56332,39422,571
Black10,5248,6561,372
Hispanic2,6792,2681,126
2+ Races1,9961,8331,089
Other Race1,156853180
Asian980901740
Islander1039813
Native American594516

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.51%.

Greenville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$51,285$60,607$42,583
Less Than 9th Grade$23,442$26,667$12,941
High School Graduate$31,588$37,377$19,070
Some College$38,142$47,877$32,025
Bachelors Degree$60,027$73,892$48,046
Graduate Degree$81,686$103,886$72,669

$51,285

Average Earnings

$60,607

Average Male

$42,583

Average Female

Greenville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Greenville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Greenville Language

91.11% of Greenville residents speak only English, while 8.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.37% of the population.

Greenville Language

Greenville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black15,1235,41735.82%
White44,2543,2417.32%
Multiple3,24353616.53%
Hispanic4,01053313.29%
Asian1,25114611.67%
Other1,4851187.95%
Islander1402215.71%
Native1051312.38%

14.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.98%

Male Poverty Rate

15.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greenville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greenville is Black, with 35.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greenville is White, with 7.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.92%.

Greenville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.08%
High School27.01%
Some College13.32%
Bachelors or Greater4.56%

Greenville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45.07%
Female Unemployed38.67%
Female Employed9.78%
Male Employed4.42%

Greenville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Greenville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$65,519$108,873
Families$98,535$156,334
Married Families$127,500$-999,999,999
Non Families$47,414$66,093

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Greenville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.3%

Male Marriage Rate

37.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Greenville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Greenville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Greenville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,016

Number of Veterans

2,542

Male Veterans

474

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War902
Vietnam812
First Gulf War798
Korea124
World War II71

Greenville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54862
75+683
65 to 74606
55 to 64546
18 to 34319

Greenville Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,2355.53%
Black6745.41%
Hispanic571.63%
Islander3631.58%
Other Race261.87%
Asian231.8%
2+ Races220.87%

Greenville Veterans by Race

Greenville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greenville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Greenville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Greenville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Greenville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

47.94%

Born in Greenville

92.78%

Native Born

7.22%

Foreign Born

4.59%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.78% of Greenville residents were born in the United States, with 47.94% having been born in South Carolina. 4.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Greenville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202976,7866390.84%
202876,1476400.85%
202775,5076390.85%
202674,8686400.86%
202574,2286390.87%
202473,5896400.88%
202372,9496390.88%
202272,310240.03%
202172,2861,2551.77%
202071,0312040.29%
201970,8271,8242.64%
201869,0033880.57%
201768,6151,3652.03%
201667,2503,5535.58%
201563,6972,1113.43%
201461,5868901.47%
201360,6964610.77%
201260,2353710.62%
201159,8644030.68%
201059,4613,4596.18%
200056,002-2,280-3.91%
199058,282400.07%
198058,242-3,194-5.2%
197061,436-4,752-7.18%
196066,1888,02713.8%
195058,16123,42767.45%
194034,7345,58019.14%
193029,1546,02726.06%
192023,1277,38646.92%
191015,7413,88132.72%
190011,8603,25337.79%
18908,6072,44739.72%
18806,1603,403123.43%
18702,75700%
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Greenville Population by Year