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Overview

Introduction to Greer, South Carolina

Greer, South Carolina, in Greenville county, is 11 miles NE of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center) and 80 miles W of Charlotte, North CarolinaThe city is part of the Greenville - Spartanburg - Anderson metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 16,843 people live in Greer.

Greer History

Greer was initially a tiny cross roads village or trading post. The region's early settlement began in the year 1876. Today, it has grown to become a thriving city with a population of approximately 20,000. Many of Greer's early settlers still have descendants who live in the area.

Greer and nearby Attractions

  • Greer Heritage Museum Inc
  • Auction City Greer
  • East Riverside Park
  • Springwood Park
  • Jetport Industrial Park
  • Hillcrest Church

Things To Do In Greer

There are many things to see and do in the city. You can visit the popular Square One Farmers Market or the city's other various shopping arcades. There are many well-stocked libraries which you can explore at your leisure time. You can also hangout with friends or family members in the well-maintained city parks. The parks also organize several events and programs.

Greer Transportation

The nearest international airport to the city is Greenville-Spartanburg International.

Greer Higher Education

Some of the colleges that provide higher education to residents of the city are Bob Jones University and Greenville Technical College.

People

Total Population 27,186
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 10.9%
Employed Population 16+ 13,268
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 46%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,648
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,725
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,091

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,231
% Above Poverty Level 81.1%
% Below Poverty Level 18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $764
Median House Value $143,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 8.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NE of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Greenville
Metro Area Greenville - Spartanburg - Anderson
Standard Zip Codes 29650, 29651
P.O. Box Zip Codes 29652
Phone Area Codes 864
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.938
Longitude -82.227

Greer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GRNVL SPART AP GREER
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 71 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Station SPARTANBURG 3 SSE
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Station BREVARD
Distance 33 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 66.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Duncan 3,231 $43,558
Inman 2,182 $47,000
Lyman 3,350 $53,607
Reidville 764 $80,568
Travelers Rest 4,834 $64,338
Wellford 2,472 $40,104

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greer Hospitals

ALLEN BENNETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - State)
313 MEMORIAL DR
(864) 848-8200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Greer High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
1300 S. SUBER ROAD
864-848-2323
Serves 1,313 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

GREER HIGH SCHOOL
3000 EAST GAP CREEK RD.
864-848-2363
Serves 1,133 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

BLUE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
2151 FEWES CHAPEL ROAD
864-895-0130
Serves 1,039 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

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