Greer, South Carolina Population 2020

35,892

Greer is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 35,892, it is the 13th largest city in South Carolina and the 1099th largest city in the United States. Greer is currently growing at a rate of 5.57% annually and its population has increased by 40.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,515 in 2010. Spanning over 25 miles, Greer has a population density of 1,570 people per square mile.

The average household income in Greer is $73,405 with a poverty rate of 11.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $888 per month, and the median house value is $162,300. The median age in Greer is 33.9 years, 31.5 years for males, and 37.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.8 males.

Greer Demographics

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

  • White: 71.33%
  • Black or African American: 17.05%
  • Asian: 5.14%
  • Other race: 3.09%
  • Two or more races: 2.67%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Greer, South Carolina is 35,892, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,102.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,515.

Greer, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,19671.33%
Black or African American5,06817.05%
Asian1,5285.14%
Some Other Race9183.09%
Two or More Races7932.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native2140.72%

Greer Population Pyramid 2020

Greer Median Age

33.9


Total

31.5


Male

37.3


Female

Greer Adults

There are 21,931 adults, (3,573 of whom are seniors) in Greer.

Greer Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Greer Sex Ratio

Female

15,025

50.56%

Male

14,692

49.44%

Greer Households and Families

Greer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Greer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.1%27.9%
Male61.9%38.1%
All60.6%39.4%
Non Family50%50%
Female46.9%53.1%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2122.6460.6
Married5,4173.472.1
Non Family3,8411.2450
Female1,5973.2446.9
Male3573.3461.9

3.25

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Greer Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0195.21%
9th to 12th Grade1,7178.77%
High School Graduate4,35422.25%
Some College4,07320.81%
Associates Degree1,8819.61%
Bachelors Degree4,28321.89%
Graduate Degree2,24211.46%

Greer Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,76511,6184,870
Black3,1582,679700
Hispanic2,5981,802310
Asian977686622
Other Race40323467
Multiple Races15714052
Native American1175813

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.66%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,480$42,140$33,185
Less Than High School$20,423$21,573$16,533
High School Grad$26,536$31,310$22,059
Some College$36,830$42,151$30,000
Bachelors Degree$48,307$63,750$38,627
Graduate Degree$61,290$77,964$55,605

$37,480

Average Earnings

$42,140

Average Male

$33,185

Average Female

Greer Language

Greer Language by Age

Greer Language

78.87% of Greer residents speak only English, while 21.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.89% of the population.

Greer Poverty

Greer Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,7131,5868.95%
Hispanic4,63593320.13%
Black5,02975715.05%
Other91836239.43%
Multiple7458110.87%
Asian1,528493.21%

11.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.17%

Male Poverty Rate

12.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greer is Other, with 39.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greer is Asian, with 3.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.68%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.57%
High School15.19%
Some College7.83%
Bachelors or Greater3.31%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.00%
Male Unemployed29.67%
Female Employed5.82%
Male Employed5.20%

Greer Income

Greer Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,630$73,405
Families$71,233$84,675
Married Families$82,013-
Non Families$35,215$47,923

Greer Marital Status

Greer Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Greer Married by Age and Sex

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

Greer Veterans

1,296

Number of Veterans

1,151

Male Veterans

145

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam417
First Gulf War349
Second Gulf War240
Korea83
World War II77
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0716.64%
Black2145.77%
Hispanic792.59%
2 or More61.76%
Indian54.27%

$Greer Veterans by Education

8.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greer Employment Status

72.6%

Labor Force Participation

69.8%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Greer 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

45.66%

Born in South Carolina

84.15%

Native Born

15.85%

Foreign Born

10.17%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.15% of Greer residents were born in the United States, with 45.66% having been born in South Carolina. 10.17% 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
202035,8921,8955.57%
201933,9971,8955.90%
201832,1021,0363.33%
201731,0661,8956.50%
201629,1716602.31%
201528,5116892.48%
201427,8225552.04%
201327,2675031.88%
201226,7644651.77%
201126,2993831.48%
201025,9169,0734.40%
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%