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Greenville, SC Demographics

Greenville County Demographics

Greenville County is one of the ten counties that comprise the Upstate Region of South Carolina. It is also the largest county in the state.  Its county seat is Greenville.

Greenville residents enjoy a friendly, small-town setting along with the progressive and active environment of a larger city. Other cities in Greenville County has its own diverse economy and an abundance of amenities including excellent schools, parks, entertainment venues, cultural opportunities, and much, much more.


City of Greenville (2019 Population est.) …………………………….. 70,635
Greenville County (2019 Population est.) …………………………….. 523,542

Greenville County Racial Breakdown of Population

With an estimated population of 523,542 in 2019, Greenville County’s population has increased by 72,317 between 2010 and 2019, or 1.7 percent per year.

The population density was 574.7 inhabitants per square mile (221.9/km2).

Housing and Household

In the 2019 estimates, there were 192,975 households. The average household size was 2.57 and 84.2% are living in same house 1 year ago.

There were 218,206 housing units in Greenville county, 67.5% of them were owner occupied. The median value of owner-occupied housing units was $183,800. The median gross rent is $918.


Greenville County residents are among South Carolina’s wealthiest. Greenville County traditionally ranks as number two in South Carolina for per capita income. Greenville County per capita personal income for 2019 was $32,679. South Carolina per capita income was $29,426.
The median income for a household in the county was $60,351. About 10.7% of person were below the poverty line.


Greenville County has a relatively well-educated population. According to the census, 88% of the population above 25 years old have graduated from high school, while 35.5% of the population above 25 years old have some bachelors degree or higher.

Greenville County is home to the Greenville County School District, the largest school system in South Carolina with 14 highschools, 18 middle schools, and 50 elementary schools. Also, there are more than a dozen higher learning institutions in the area including .Furman University, Clemson University, Greenville Technical College, Bob Jones University, and The University Center.