Greenville County, South Carolina Population 2021

Greenville County, South Carolina's estimated population is 541,384 with a growth rate of 1.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Greenville County, South Carolina is the null largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 452,697 and has seen a growth of 19.59% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021541,3848,9211.68%
2020532,4638,9211.70%
2019523,5428,9211.73%
2018514,6217,7901.54%
2017506,8317,7091.54%
2016499,1228,2221.67%
2015490,9009,4151.96%
2014481,4858,4711.79%
2013473,0146,9521.49%
2012466,0627,1461.56%
2011458,9166,2191.37%
2010452,697132,53041.39%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
1.68%
County Website
Founded
March 22, 1786
County Seat
2010 Population
452,697
Growth Since 2010
19.59%
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Greenville County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White372,87173.54%
Black or African American89,50417.65%
Some Other Race15,1502.99%
Two or More Races12,9662.56%
Asian12,7522.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,2920.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,4680.29%
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Greenville County, South Carolina Population By Race

Greenville County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2021

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Greenville County, South Carolina Median Age

38.2


Total

37


Male

39.2


Female

Greenville County, South Carolina Adults

There are 389,402 adults, (77,989 of whom are seniors) in Greenville County, South Carolina.

Greenville County, South Carolina Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Greenville County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Mujer

260,950

51.47%

Masculino

246,053

48.53%

Greenville County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

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Greenville County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All67.5%32.5%
Non Family53.6%46.4%
Masculino49.5%50.5%
Mujer48.6%51.4%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Greenville County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All192,9752.5767.5
Married96,8273.2182.8
Non Family65,4721.2453.6
Mujer23,0683.3848.6
Masculino7,6083.3749.5

3.18

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Greenville County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade14,1724.11%
9th to 12th Grade27,1187.87%
High School Graduate81,85423.75%
Some College68,47119.87%
Associates Degree32,1209.32%
Bachelors Degree76,61122.23%
Graduate Degree44,24312.84%
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Greenville County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Greenville County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White248,217227,931100,865
Black57,87547,9759,391
Hispanic25,19515,7194,317
Asian8,5517,4835,033
Other Race7,8534,4921,068
2+ Races4,7253,7681,227
Native American1,5181,001296
Islander76969715

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.86%.

Greenville County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$39,488$47,151$31,943
Less Than 9th Grade$20,785$22,716$15,960
High School Graduate$29,614$33,672$23,770
Some College$36,742$44,812$30,053
Bachelors Degree$52,371$70,076$39,992
Graduate Degree$63,274$85,868$51,632

$39,488

Average Earnings

$47,151

Average Male

$31,943

Average Female

Greenville County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Greenville County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Greenville County, South Carolina Language

87.98% of Greenville County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 12.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.97% of the population.

Greenville County, South Carolina Language

Greenville County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White338,61725,7267.60%
Black86,71717,39820.06%
Hispanic45,79310,17522.22%
Other14,9024,13027.71%
Multiple12,5292,22517.76%
Asian12,4411,31310.55%
Islander1,38456140.53%
Native2,26628612.62%

11.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.98%

Male Poverty Rate

12.84%

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 40.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greenville County, South Carolina is White, with 7.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.02%.

Greenville County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.14%
High School13.06%
Some College8.21%
Bachelors or Greater3.33%

Greenville County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.17%
Male Unemployed28.99%
Female Employed6.20%
Male Employed4.37%

Greenville County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Greenville County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,351$82,940
Families$75,855$98,578
Married Families$88,671$113,055
Non Families$34,747$50,064
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Income by Household Type

Greenville County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

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 45-54.

Greenville County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Greenville County, South Carolina Marital Status

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29,534

Number of Veterans

27,205

Male Veterans

2,329

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,572
First Gulf War6,405
Second Gulf War5,144
Korea2,161
World War II744

Greenville County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 748,011
35 to 547,808
75+6,552
55 to 644,930
18 to 342,233

Greenville County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White24,0278.17%
Black4,7467.07%
Hispanic6662.23%
2+ Races2424.11%
Native American18410.50%
Other Race1241.28%
Islander10711.63%
Asian1041.08%

Greenville County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Greenville County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greenville County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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64.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Greenville County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Greenville County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Greenville County, South Carolina 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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52.15%

Born in Greenville County, South Carolina

91.44%

Native Born

8.56%

Foreign Born

5.43%

Non Citizen

3.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.44% of Greenville County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 52.15% having been born in South Carolina. 5.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Greenville County, South Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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