Greenville County, South Carolina Population 2020

Greenville County, South Carolina's estimated population is 529,535 with a growth rate of 1.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Greenville County, South Carolina is the largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020529,5357,6611.47%
2019521,8747,6611.49%
2018514,2137,6611.51%
2017506,5527,6031.52%
2016498,9498,0891.65%
2015490,8609,4241.96%
2014481,4368,4981.80%
2013472,9386,9721.50%
2012465,9667,1491.56%
2011458,8176,1451.36%
2010452,672132,50541.39%
1990320,16732,25411.20%
1980287,91347,36719.69%
1970240,54630,77014.67%
1960209,77641,62424.75%
1950168,15231,57223.12%
1940136,58019,57116.73%
1930117,00928,51132.22%
192088,49820,12129.43%
191068,37714,88727.83%
190053,4909,18020.72%
189044,3106,81418.17%
188037,49615,23468.43%
187022,2623701.69%
186021,8921,7368.61%
185020,1562,31712.99%
184017,8391,3638.27%
183016,4761,94613.39%
182014,5301,39710.64%
181013,1331,62914.16%
180011,5045,00176.90%
17906,5030.00%
2020 Growth Rate
1.47%
County Website
Founded
March 22, 1786
County Seat
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Greenville County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White370,64974.37%
Black or African American90,22018.10%
Asian11,9062.39%
Some Other Race11,6872.34%
Two or More Races11,6102.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,9660.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3640.07%
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Greenville County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

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Greenville County, South Carolina Median Age

38.1


Total

36.9


Male

39.1


Female

Greenville County, South Carolina Adults

There are 382,168 adults, (74,825 of whom are seniors) in Greenville County, South Carolina.

Greenville County, South Carolina Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Greenville County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

256,549

51.47%

Male

241,853

48.53%

Greenville County, South Carolina Households and Families

Greenville County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Greenville County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All66.5%33.5%
Non Family51.9%48.1%
Male51.4%48.6%
Female47.5%52.5%

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All189,3342.5766.5
Married95,7033.281.9
Non Family63,3841.2451.9
Female23,3943.447.5
Male6,8533.2651.4

3.18

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Greenville County, South Carolina Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade14,7734.38%
9th to 12th Grade26,5727.87%
High School Graduate83,30924.68%
Some College67,05419.87%
Associates Degree30,5169.04%
Bachelors Degree72,84821.58%
Graduate Degree42,44912.58%
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Greenville County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White244,339224,26296,036
Black57,11846,9919,762
Hispanic24,20814,4993,806
Asian7,9466,9394,525
Other Race6,3683,762810
Multiple Races4,5733,8351,274
Native American1,258804212
Islander1571354

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.95%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,306$44,449$31,256
Less Than High School$19,841$22,029$15,585
High School Grad$28,212$31,595$23,291
Some College$35,062$42,683$28,782
Bachelors Degree$50,746$66,955$37,946
Graduate Degree$61,461$83,377$50,417

$37,306

Average Earnings

$44,449

Average Male

$31,256

Average Female

Greenville County, South Carolina Language

Greenville County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Greenville County, South Carolina Language

88.53% of Greenville County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 11.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.79% of the population.

Greenville County, South Carolina Poverty

Greenville County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White334,05626,8398.03%
Black87,60618,69221.34%
Hispanic43,98411,81226.86%
Other11,4163,59731.51%
Multiple11,1722,15719.31%
Asian11,5941,1579.98%
Native1,94127914.37%
Islander29212843.84%

12.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.92%

Male Poverty Rate

13.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greenville County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greenville County, South Carolina is Islander, with 43.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greenville County, South Carolina is White, with 8.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.90%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.50%
High School14.01%
Some College8.33%
Bachelors or Greater3.28%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.98%
Male Unemployed30.14%
Female Employed6.91%
Male Employed4.87%

Greenville County, South Carolina Income

Greenville County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,789$78,229
Families$70,997$92,749
Married Families$83,959$106,789
Non Families$32,227$47,206
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Greenville County, South Carolina Marital Status

Greenville County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Greenville County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Greenville County, South Carolina 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 County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Greenville County, South Carolina Veterans

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29,704

Number of Veterans

27,676

Male Veterans

2,028

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,949
First Gulf War6,029
Second Gulf War4,871
Korea2,302
World War II974
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 748,301
35 to 548,049
75+6,465
55 to 644,631
18 to 342,258
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Name Veterans % of Total
White24,2938.34%
Black4,7587.13%
Hispanic6232.18%
2 or More2985.37%
Indian15410.98%
Other961.24%
Asian911.03%
Hawaiian146.19%

Greenville County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greenville County, South Carolina Employment Status

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64%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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52.47%

Born in South Carolina

91.86%

Native Born

8.14%

Foreign Born

5.15%

Non Citizen

2.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.86% of Greenville County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 52.47% having been born in South Carolina. 5.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990