Greer, South Carolina Population 2021

35,883
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Greer is a city located in Greenville County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 35,883, it is the 14th largest city in South Carolina and the 1097th largest city in the United States . Greer is currently growing at a rate of 3.62% annually and its population has increased by 40.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,515 in 2010. Greer reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 25 miles, Greer has a population density of 1,569 people per square mile.

The average household income in Greer is $77,605 with a poverty rate of 9.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $917 per month, and the median house value is $173,100. The median age in Greer is 35.1 years, 31.9 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

Greer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Greerwas:

  • White: 70.63%
  • Black or African American: 16.36%
  • Asian: 6.59%
  • Other race: 2.91%
  • Two or more races: 2.68%
  • Native American: 0.82%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Greer, South Carolina is 35,883 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 33,373.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,515.

Greer, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,79370.63%
Black or African American5,04816.36%
Asian2,0336.59%
Some Other Race8992.91%
Two or More Races8272.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native2540.82%
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Greer Population by Race

Greer Population Pyramid $2021

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Greer Median Age

35.1


Total

31.9


Male

38.7


Female

Greer Adults

There are 22,861 adults, (4,167 of whom are seniors) in Greer.

Greer Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Greer Sex Ratio

Female

15,316

49.64%

Male

15,538

50.36%

Greer Population by Age

Greer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Greer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female47.3%52.7%
Non Family51.7%48.3%
Male61%39%
All62.3%37.7%
Married73.8%26.2%

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Greer Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,5312.6662.3
Married5,6963.4773.8
Non Family4,0241.2151.7
Female1,4883.347.3
Male3233.4761

3.35

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Greer Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0885.29%
9th to 12th Grade1,8468.97%
High School Graduate4,61022.41%
Some College4,39821.38%
Associates Degree1,9439.44%
Bachelors Degree4,44121.59%
Graduate Degree2,24810.93%
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Greer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Greer Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,13811,9485,038
Black3,1062,587554
Hispanic2,9462,127296
Asian1,199899734
Other Race46730494
2+ Races22216972
Native American14949

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.94%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.22%.

Greer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,695$48,975$34,004
Less Than 9th Grade$20,162$21,064$15,888
High School Graduate$27,708$34,468$24,226
Some College$40,490$46,910$34,337
Bachelors Degree$51,860$72,441$37,432
Graduate Degree$63,462$93,553$55,948

$40,695

Average Earnings

$48,975

Average Male

$34,004

Average Female

Greer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Greer Language by Age

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Greer Language

77.23% of Greer residents speak only English, while 22.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.41% of the population.

Greer Language

Greer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,8601,2697.11%
Hispanic5,02872414.40%
Black5,00967913.56%
Other89913515.02%
Multiple8018110.11%
Asian2,033602.95%

9.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.23%

Male Poverty Rate

11.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greer is Other, with 15.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greer is Asian, with 2.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.78%.

Greer Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.15%
High School14.01%
Some College8.09%
Bachelors or Greater2.16%

Greer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed24.84%
Female Unemployed19.93%
Female Employed6.03%
Male Employed3.56%

Greer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Greer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,744$77,605
Families$76,506$89,733
Married Families$84,000-
Non Families$39,836$51,799
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Income by Household Type

Greer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Greer Married by Age and Sex

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Greer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Greer Marital Status by Race

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Greer Marital Status

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1,412

Number of Veterans

1,236

Male Veterans

176

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam425
First Gulf War401
Second Gulf War313
Korea85
World War II46

Greer Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54462
65 to 74355
75+226
18 to 34205
55 to 64164

Greer Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1616.94%
Black2156.08%
Hispanic992.83%
Asian261.83%
Native American64.03%
2+ Races40.95%

Greer Veterans by Race

Greer Veterans by Education

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6.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greer Veterans by Education

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70.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Greer Employment by Age

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Greer Employment by Race

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Greer 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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43.75%

Born in Greer

82.01%

Native Born

17.99%

Foreign Born

12.02%

Non Citizen

5.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.01% of Greer residents were born in the United States, with 43.75% having been born in South Carolina. 12.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Greer Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202135,8831,2553.62%
202034,6281,2553.76%
201933,3731,2553.91%
201832,1181,0443.36%
201731,0741,8776.43%
201629,1976572.30%
201528,5406872.47%
201427,8535492.01%
201327,3044941.84%
201226,8104591.74%
201126,3513851.48%
201025,9669,1234.42%
200016,8436,5215.02%
199010,322-203-0.19%
198010,525-117-0.11%
197010,6421,6751.73%
19608,9673,9175.91%
19505,0502,1105.56%
19402,9402,3404.05%
19006000.00%

Greer Population by Year