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Overview

Introduction to Greenville, Texas

Greenville, Texas, in Hunt county, is 29 miles E of McKinney, Texas (center to center) and 46 miles NE of Dallas, Texas. The people of the city are in the Dallas metropolitan area.

Greenville History

Greenville was established in 1846. It was famous for a sign that read "Welcome to Greenville, The Blackest Land, The Whitest People." This sign was hung over the main street in the downtown area from the 1920s to the 1960s. Between the 1960s and 1970s, the sign was changed to "The Blackest Land, The Greatest People" and was eventually taken down. The fertile black soil of the area resulted in excellent cotton production, and Greenville became known as the "cotton capital of the world."

Greenville and nearby Attractions

  • William and Medora Camp House
  • Meadowview Community Center
  • Hunt County Courthouse
  • Memoryland Memorial Park
  • Graham Park
  • W. C. Cotton Stadium

Things To Do In Greenville

The American Cotton Museum has exhibits about the American cotton industry. It features picnic areas, a cotton patch, and the Ende-Gaillard House, the oldest house in the area. Lake Tawakoni State Park, which occupies an area of 376 acres, has picnic areas, hiking trails, and a swimming beach. It also offers facilities for boating.

Greenville Transportation

Flights can be availed from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Greenville Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available at Texas A & M University, University of Dallas, and Collin County Community College.

People

Total Population 26,058
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,932
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $27,852
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,317
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,539

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,305
% Above Poverty Level 76.9%
% Below Poverty Level 23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.8%
Median Gross Rent $742
Median House Value $77,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 11.8%

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

Greenville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles E of McKinney, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles NE of Dallas, Texas
County Hunt
Standard Zip Codes 75401, 75402
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75403, 75404
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.138
Longitude -96.11

Greenville 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 GREENVILLE KGVL RADIO
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Station LAVON DAM
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station WILLS POINT
Distance 30.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Greenville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Floyd (75401)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caddo Mills 1,772 $63,833
Campbell 515 $58,523
Celeste 779 $46,731
Commerce 8,558 $36,667
Josephine 809 $76,875

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

Greenville Public Libraries

Library
W. Walworth Harrison Public Library
1 LOU FINNEY BLVD
Greenville, Texas
(903) 457-2992
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Greenville Hospitals

PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL OF GREENVILLE
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
4215 JOE RAMSEY BLVD
(903) 408-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Greenville High Schools

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GREENVILLE H S
3504 KING ST
903-457-2550
Serves 1,393 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

THE PHOENIX CHARTER SCHOOL
8501 JACK FINNEY BLVD
903-454-7153
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 256 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

NEW HORIZONS LEARNING CENTER
3504 KING ST
903-457-2688
A Non-traditional School
Serves 138 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

HUNT COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION CTR
3504 KING ST
903-408-4275
A Non-traditional School
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

GREENVILLE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL
3504 KING ST
903-457-2619
A Non-traditional School
Serves 19 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.3

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