Greenville, South Carolina Population 2021

74,207
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Greenville is a city located in Greenville County and Spartanburg County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 74,207, it is the 6th largest city in South Carolina and the 490th largest city in the United States . Greenville is currently growing at a rate of 2.47% annually and its population has increased by 27.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,409 in 2010. Greenville reached it's highest population of 74,207 in 2021. Spanning over 30 miles, Greenville has a population density of 2,504 people per square mile.

The average household income in Greenville is $92,204 with a poverty rate of 13.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $984 per month, and the median house value is $292,400. The median age in Greenville is 34.3 years, 33.4 years for males, and 35.1 years for females.

Greenville Demographics

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

  • White: 70.39%
  • Black or African American: 23.28%
  • Asian: 2.43%
  • Two or more races: 1.76%
  • Other race: 1.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.22%
The current population of Greenville, South Carolina is 74,207 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 68,849.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,409.

Greenville, South Carolina Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021947,37513,4491.42%
2020933,92613,4491.44%
2019920,47713,4491.46%
2018907,02811,6711.29%
2017895,35711,0301.23%
2016884,32711,8061.34%
2015872,52112,2361.40%
2014860,28511,8681.38%
2013848,4177,5140.89%
2012840,9037,6830.91%
2011833,2207,5950.91%
2010825,6250.00%

Greenville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,68370.39%
Black or African American15,76723.28%
Asian1,6492.43%
Two or More Races1,1941.76%
Some Other Race8781.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4150.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native1510.22%
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Greenville Population by Race

Greenville Population Pyramid $2021

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Greenville Median Age

34.3


Total

33.4


Male

35.1


Female

Greenville Adults

There are 54,850 adults, (9,110 of whom are seniors) in Greenville.

Greenville Age Dependency

48.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Greenville Sex Ratio

Female

34,965

51.62%

Male

32,772

48.38%

Greenville Population by Age

Greenville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Greenville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.7%31.3%
All44.1%55.9%
Non Family32.3%67.7%
Male28.8%71.2%
Female24.9%75.1%

44.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Greenville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,9422.1244.1
Non Family15,1911.2632.3
Married10,5312.9568.7
Female3,3013.1724.9
Male9193.0628.8

2.97

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Greenville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3232.84%
9th to 12th Grade3,3737.25%
High School Graduate7,55316.24%
Some College7,43115.98%
Associates Degree3,4327.38%
Bachelors Degree13,87729.84%
Graduate Degree9,51620.46%
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Greenville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Greenville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White32,23330,95420,647
Black10,4057,7671,227
Hispanic2,0711,402526
Asian1,0691,031810
2+ Races608460168
Other Race53728291
Islander23819715
Native American14814217

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.77%.

Greenville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,433$52,018$34,748
Less Than 9th Grade$15,061$20,585$10,241
High School Graduate$24,404$28,932$20,948
Some College$33,462$39,930$27,483
Bachelors Degree$53,442$70,832$42,216
Graduate Degree$68,940$92,386$56,042

$42,433

Average Earnings

$52,018

Average Male

$34,748

Average Female

Greenville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Greenville Language by Age

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Greenville Language

91.47% of Greenville residents speak only English, while 8.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.57% of the population.

Greenville Language

Greenville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black14,7914,45330.11%
White43,1283,3097.67%
Hispanic3,12238412.30%
Multiple1,09725423.15%
Asian1,5111449.53%
Islander3918020.46%
Other785496.24%
Native1484329.05%

13.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.03%

Male Poverty Rate

13.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greenville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greenville is Black, with 30.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greenville is Other, with 6.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.48%.

Greenville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.88%
High School21.36%
Some College10.87%
Bachelors or Greater4.40%

Greenville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed55.87%
Male Unemployed40.36%
Female Employed7.65%
Male Employed4.66%

Greenville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Greenville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,609$92,204
Families$84,723$127,128
Married Families$111,373$159,229
Non Families$39,227$57,652
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Income by Household Type

Greenville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.2%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Greenville Marital Status by Race

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Greenville Marital Status

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3,425

Number of Veterans

3,003

Male Veterans

422

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,037
Vietnam919
First Gulf War816
Korea183
World War II109

Greenville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,140
65 to 74736
75+658
55 to 64516
18 to 34375

Greenville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5846.59%
Black6925.62%
Islander9333.33%
Hispanic813.17%
Other Race243.59%
Asian181.33%
2+ Races141.82%

Greenville Veterans by Race

Greenville Veterans by Education

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5.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greenville Veterans by Education

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Greenville Employment by Age

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Greenville Employment by Race

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Greenville Employment by Education

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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51.03%

Born in Greenville

93.37%

Native Born

6.63%

Foreign Born

4.45%

Non Citizen

2.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.37% of Greenville residents were born in the United States, with 51.03% having been born in South Carolina. 4.45% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202174,2071,7862.47%
202072,4211,7862.53%
201970,6351,7862.59%
201868,8493750.55%
201768,4741,3402.00%
201667,1343,5285.55%
201563,6062,1013.42%
201461,5058801.45%
201360,6254540.75%
201260,1713610.60%
201159,8103960.67%
201059,4143,4120.59%
200056,002-2,280-0.40%
199058,282400.01%
198058,242-3,194-0.53%
197061,436-4,752-0.74%
196066,1888,0271.30%
195058,16123,4275.29%
194034,7345,5801.77%
193029,1546,0272.34%
192023,1277,3863.92%
191015,7413,8812.87%
190011,8603,2533.26%
18908,6072,4473.40%
18806,1603,4038.37%
18702,7570.00%

Greenville Population by Year