Introduction to Easley, South Carolina

Easley, South Carolina is 11 miles W of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center) and 103 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina It is in Pickens county. The city is part of the Greenville - Spartanburg - Anderson metro area.

Easley History

Some 300 years ago, Pickens County was mostly wilderness. Cherokee Indians were primarily the first settlers in the area. Easley was founded on January 20, 1874, and named in honor of Confederate Gen. William King Easley. The inhabitants desired incorporation of the town in the 1900s and it was incorporated in the year 1901.

Easley and nearby Attractions

  • Robinson Memorial Gardens
  • Easley Recreation Department?
  • Tina's Travel Design
  • First Light Art Gallery
  • Liberty Memorial Gardens?
  • Pickens County Museums?

Things To Do In Easley

The Blue Ridge Mountains, lovely lakes, and temperate weather of Easley provide visitors with several outdoor recreation options. The city also has many parks including Table Rock State Park and Mile Creek County Park which are good for hiking, camping, swimming, and picnicking.

Easley Transportation

Greenville-Spartanburg International is the nearest international airport that provides air transportation in the city.

Easley Higher Education

Some of the institutes of higher education near Easley are Clemson University, Furman University, and Tri-County Technical College.


Total Population 20,374
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,537
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 48.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,954
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,307
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,705


Median Family Income $53,539
% Above Poverty Level 86.4%
% Below Poverty Level 13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $697
Median House Value $136,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.2%
US/American 0%
English 13.1%
Irish 13.5%

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

Easley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles W of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Pickens
Metro Area Greenville - Spartanburg - Anderson
Standard Zip Codes 29640, 29642
P.O. Box Zip Codes 29641
Phone Area Codes 864
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.829
Longitude -82.601

Easley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 72 F
Annual Precip 55.9 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 54 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Greenville 61,734 $61,938
Liberty 3,254 $36,232
Norris 818 $49,239
Pickens 3,148 $38,536
Six Mile 918 $82,946
Travelers Rest 4,834 $64,338

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

Easley Public Libraries

Pickens County Library System
Easley, South Carolina
(864) 850-7077
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Easley Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(864) 855-7200
Emergency Service: Yes

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