Greenville County, South Carolina

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Greenville County, South Carolina
Greenville County Courthouse.jpg
Greenville County Courthouse
Map of South Carolina highlighting Greenville County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded March 22, 1786
Seat Greenville
Largest city Greenville
Area
 • Total 795 sq mi (2,059 km2)
 • Land 790 sq mi (2,046 km2)
 • Water 5 sq mi (13 km2), 0.61%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 474,266
 • Density 2,488/sq mi (960.778/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.greenvillecounty.org

Greenville County is a county located in the State of South Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 451,225.[1] making it the most populous county in the state. Its county seat is the city of Greenville.[2] It is included in the Greenville–AndersonMauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 794.9 square miles (2,058.8 km2), of which 785.1 square miles (2,033.4 km2) is land and 9.7 square miles (25.1 km2) (1.2%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 6,503
1800 11,504 76.9%
1810 13,133 14.2%
1820 14,530 10.6%
1830 16,476 13.4%
1840 17,839 8.3%
1850 20,156 13.0%
1860 21,892 8.6%
1870 22,262 1.7%
1880 37,496 68.4%
1890 44,310 18.2%
1900 53,490 20.7%
1910 68,377 27.8%
1920 88,498 29.4%
1930 117,009 32.2%
1940 136,580 16.7%
1950 168,152 23.1%
1960 209,776 24.8%
1970 240,546 14.7%
1980 287,913 19.7%
1990 320,167 11.2%
2000 379,616 18.6%
2010 451,225 18.9%
Est. 2013 474,266 5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 451,225 people, 198,546 households, and 201,997 families residing in the county. The population density was 497 people per square mile (186/km²). There were 186,803 housing units at an average density of 206 per square mile (80/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.53% White, 18.30% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.76% of the population. 19.6% were of American, 10.8% English, 9.2% German and 8.9% Irish ancestry according to the 2000 census. 93.2% spoke English and 3.9% Spanish as their first language.

There were 149,556 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% of the population was under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 25.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,049, and the median income for a family was $49,032. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $27,034 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,081. About 7.90% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.20% of those under the age of 18 and 10.60% of those 65 and older.

Communities[edit]

The 2010 Census lists six cities and 16 census designated places that are fully or partially within Greenville County.[6]

Cities[edit]

  1. 60,709 - Greenville
  2. 26,645 - Greer (territory in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties)
  3. 23,808 - Mauldin
  4. 19,056 - Simpsonville
  5. 7,898 - Fountain Inn (territory in Greenville and Laurens Counties)
  6. 4,680 - Travelers Rest

2012 estimate population[7]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  1. 21,617 - Taylors
  2. 20,622 - Wade Hampton
  3. 14,295 - Berea
  4. 14,229 - Gantt
  5. 14,140 - Five Forks
  6. 11,431 - Parker
  7. 7,869 - Sans Souci
  8. 6,668 - Welcome
  9. 5,103 - Piedmont (territory in Anderson and Greenville Counties)
  10. 3,671 - Dunean
  11. 2,467 - Golden Grove
  12. 2,176 - Slater-Marietta
  13. 2,050 - Judson
  14. 1,345 - City View
  15. 1,312 - Tigerville
  16. 228 - Ware Place

Economy[edit]

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.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ See http://factfinder2.census.gov for population numbers and for municipality and CDP lists in the 2010 Census.
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in North Dakota". United States Census Bureau. 2013-03-30. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  8. ^ Birch, Ray (April 3, 2014). "CommunityWorks FCU Is First New CU Charter Of The Year". Credit Union Journal. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°53′N 82°22′W / 34.89°N 82.37°W / 34.89; -82.37