Greenville, South Carolina Population 2020

71,171

Greenville is a city located in Greenville County, South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 71,171, it is the 6th largest city in South Carolina and the 522nd largest city in the United States. Greenville is currently growing at a rate of 1.87% annually and its population has increased by 21.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,409 in 2010. Spanning over 30 miles, Greenville has a population density of 2,401 people per square mile.

The average household income in Greenville is $84,823 with a poverty rate of 13.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $937 per month, and the median house value is $273,100. The median age in Greenville is 33.9 years, 33.6 years for males, and 34.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males.

Greenville Sc Demographics

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

  • White: 68.68%
  • Black or African American: 25.81%
  • Asian: 2.41%
  • Two or more races: 1.67%
  • Other race: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Greenville, South Carolina is 71,171, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 68,563. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,409.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020929,03411,2041.21%
2019917,83011,2041.22%
2018906,62611,2041.24%
2017895,42211,1021.24%
2016884,32011,7221.33%
2015872,59812,3031.41%
2014860,29511,9101.38%
2013848,3857,5610.89%
2012840,8247,7080.92%
2011833,1167,4870.90%
2010825,6290.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,14468.68%
Black or African American16,96425.81%
Asian1,5832.41%
Two or More Races1,1001.67%
Some Other Race6681.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native1840.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander840.13%

Greenville Sc Population Pyramid 2020

Greenville Sc Median Age

33.9


Total

33.6


Male

34.2


Female

Greenville Sc Adults

There are 53,060 adults, (8,436 of whom are seniors) in Greenville Sc.

Greenville Sc Age Dependency

47.3

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Greenville Sc Sex Ratio

Female

34,054

51.81%

Male

31,673

48.19%

Greenville Sc Households and Families

Greenville Sc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Greenville Sc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68%32%
All42.7%57.3%
Male32%68%
Non Family30.5%69.5%
Female23.1%76.9%

42.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,7622.1442.7
Non Family14,5321.2730.5
Married9,994368
Female3,3853.1123.1
Male8512.9432

3

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Greenville Sc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3132.95%
9th to 12th Grade3,1307.03%
High School Graduate7,77817.46%
Some College7,39316.60%
Associates Degree3,3927.62%
Bachelors Degree12,90828.98%
Graduate Degree8,62619.37%

Greenville Sc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White30,16229,07218,921
Black10,9408,2351,258
Hispanic1,9801,414449
Asian957907719
Multiple Races584468185
Other Race41129151
Native American18217549
Islander36144

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.13%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,782$48,107$33,861
Less Than High School$16,674$20,926$11,732
High School Grad$24,466$26,502$21,745
Some College$33,828$39,913$29,369
Bachelors Degree$50,612$63,103$40,944
Graduate Degree$63,721$82,945$53,931

$40,782

Average Earnings

$48,107

Average Male

$33,861

Average Female

Greenville Sc Language

Greenville Sc Language by Age

Greenville Sc Language

92.19% of Greenville Sc residents speak only English, while 7.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.27% of the population.

Greenville Sc Poverty

Greenville Sc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black16,0944,42727.51%
White40,5273,3778.33%
Hispanic2,93437712.85%
Multiple1,01721020.65%
Asian1,43918012.51%
Native1826535.71%
Islander662436.36%
Other551203.63%

13.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.05%

Male Poverty Rate

15.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greenville Sc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greenville Sc is Islander, with 36.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greenville Sc is Other, with 3.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.74%
High School19.07%
Some College11.52%
Bachelors or Greater4.72%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.31%
Female Unemployed44.28%
Female Employed9.20%
Male Employed4.70%

Greenville Sc Income

Greenville Sc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,571$84,823
Families$76,633$116,285
Married Families$103,067$147,069
Non Families$36,677$53,489

Greenville Sc Marital Status

Greenville Sc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Greenville Sc Married by Age and Sex

Greenville Sc 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 Sc Marital Status by Race

Greenville Sc Veterans

3,277

Number of Veterans

2,962

Male Veterans

315

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,035
Second Gulf War752
First Gulf War681
Korea212
World War II133
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3516.29%
Black8646.70%
Hispanic722.94%
2 or More253.39%
Asian171.40%
Hawaiian1424.14%
Indian63.26%

$Greenville Sc Veterans by Education

6.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greenville Sc Employment Status

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Greenville Sc 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

52.15%

Born in South Carolina

93.72%

Native Born

6.28%

Foreign Born

4.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.72% of Greenville Sc residents were born in the United States, with 52.15% having been born in South Carolina. 4.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202071,1711,3041.87%
201969,8671,3041.90%
201868,5632950.43%
201768,2681,3041.95%
201666,9643,5105.53%
201563,4542,0913.41%
201461,3638751.45%
201360,4884580.76%
201260,0303650.61%
201159,6653820.64%
201059,2833,2810.57%
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%