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About Greenville County, SC
Greenville County, South Carolina
Old Greenville County Courthouse 2017.jpg
Former Greenville County Courthouse (now a bookstore and office space)
Map of South Carolina highlighting Greenville County
Location in the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
FoundedMarch 22, 1786
Government
o County Administrator

Joseph M. Kernell
SeatGreenville
Largest cityGreenville
Area
 o Total795 sq mi (2,059 km2)
 o Land785 sq mi (2,033 km2)
 o Water9.7 sq mi (25 km2), 1.2%
Population (est.)
 o (2017)506,837
 o Density615/sq mi (237/km2)
Congressional districts3rd, 4th
Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.greenvillecounty.org

Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 451,225,[1] making it the most populous county in the state. In 2017, the estimated population of the county was 506,837. Its county seat is Greenville.[2] The county is also home to the Greenville County School District, the largest school system in South Carolina. County government is headquartered at Greenville County Square.

Greenville County is included in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 795 square miles (2,060 km2), of which 785 square miles (2,030 km2) is land and 9.7 square miles (25 km2) (1.2%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 451,225 people, 176,531 households, and 119,362 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 574.7 inhabitants per square mile (221.9/km2). There were 195,462 housing units at an average density of 249.0 per square mile (96.1/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 73.8% white, 18.1% black or African American, 2.0% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 3.9% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 8.1% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 13.0% were American, 11.6% were German, 10.9% were English, and 10.7% were Irish.[12]

Of the 176,531 households, 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.4% were non-families, and 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03. The median age was 37.2 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $46,830 and the median income for a family was $59,043. Males had a median income of $45,752 versus $33,429 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,931. About 10.8% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Greenville County Racial Breakdown of Population[14]
Racial composition 2010 2015
White 73.8% 76.8%
Black 18.1% 18.5%
Asian 2.0% 2.2%
Native American 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and
other Pacific Islander
0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races 1.9% 1.8%
Other 3.8% 0.1%

2016

As of 2016 the largest self-reported ancestry groups in Greenville County, South Carolina are:[15]

Largest ancestries (2016) Percent
English 12.9%
German 11.0%
Irish 10.2%
"American" 9.9%
Scots-Irish 3.1%
Italian 3.1%
Scottish 2.9%
French 2.2%
Polish 1.5%
Dutch 1.2%
Welsh 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%

Economy

CommunityWorks Federal Credit Union was chartered in 2014 to serve the residents of Greenville County. It is sponsored by CommunityWorks, Inc., a non-profit community development financial institution, and receives assistance from the United Way of Greenville County and the Hollingsworth Fund.[16]

Communities

The 2010 Census lists six cities and 16 census designated places that are fully or partially within Greenville County.[17]

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential elections results[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 59.4% 127,832 34.6% 74,483 6.0% 12,850
2012 63.0% 121,685 35.2% 68,070 1.8% 3,434
2008 61.0% 116,363 37.2% 70,886 1.8% 3,408
2004 66.0% 111,481 32.8% 55,347 1.2% 2,005
2000 66.1% 92,714 31.2% 43,810 2.7% 3,769
1996 59.1% 71,210 34.6% 41,605 6.3% 7,605
1992 57.1% 65,066 30.4% 34,651 12.5% 14,190
1988 70.8% 67,371 28.6% 27,188 0.6% 567
1984 73.1% 66,766 26.4% 24,137 0.5% 466
1980 57.4% 46,168 40.0% 32,135 2.6% 2,112
1976 51.5% 39,099 47.3% 35,943 1.2% 939
1972 79.6% 46,360 17.4% 10,143 3.0% 1,726
1968 52.9% 31,652 21.6% 12,928 25.5% 15,241
1964 63.0% 29,358 37.0% 17,275
1960 61.9% 22,657 38.2% 13,976
1956 39.5% 10,752 43.5% 11,819 17.0% 4,622
1952 54.4% 17,743 45.6% 14,863
1948 8.3% 789 29.0% 2,745 62.7% 5,940
1944 8.8% 711 87.8% 7,107 3.4% 276
1940 6.0% 514 94.1% 8,118
1936 1.1% 92 98.9% 8,310
1932 1.6% 126 98.4% 7,930 0.0% 2
1928 11.7% 546 88.3% 4,116 0.0% 2
1924 1.5% 59 97.4% 3,728 1.1% 42
1920 3.2% 144 96.8% 4,409
1916 2.3% 81 96.7% 3,384 1.0% 36
1912 0.0% 0 98.3% 3,140 1.7% 55
1904 2.6% 66 97.4% 2,489
1900 2.6% 47 97.4% 1,777

See also

References

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Greenville County, South Carolina". US Census. US Census. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES - 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS - 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Greenville County, South Carolina". Census Bureau. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/16_5YR/DP02/0500000US45045
  16. ^ Birch, Ray (April 3, 2014). "CommunityWorks FCU Is First New CU Charter Of The Year". Credit Union Journal. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ See http://factfinder2.census.gov Archived 2013-09-11 at the Wayback Machine. for population numbers and for municipality and CDP lists in the 2010 Census.
  18. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved .

External links

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