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Overview

Introduction to Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville was incorporated as a city in 1907. The combined metropolitan area includes Spartanburg. Greenville is located in northwestern South Carolina, 100 miles northwest of Columbia, the state capital. It is about 200 miles northwest of Charleston and approximately 150 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA. Greenville is the 4th largest city in the state.

Cherokee Indians were the earliest inhabitants of northwestern South Carolina. In the 1760s, Richard Pearis was the first European-American to settle where the city now stands. His grist mill and trading post were located at what is now known as Reedy River Falls. The town grew rapidly in the mid 1800s and again in the late 1800s. By 1900 it boasted several educational institutions, cotton mills, and two railroads.

The Greenville downtown is an outstanding example of downtown revitalization. In 2003 the community received the Great American Main Street Award from the Main Street Center program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Greenville's July average daily high and low temperatures are 90.8 and 67.1 degrees Fahrenheit. January average daily highs and lows are 52.1 and 29.9 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in Greenville include Bowater and ScanSource.

Arts and Leisure

Greenville cultural, historical and leisure attractions include:

  • The Greenville County Museum of Art
  • The Bob Jones University Museum
  • The Museum of Confederate History
  • The Warehouse Theater
  • The Greenville Little Theatre
  • The Centre Stage
  • The Roper Mountain Science Center
  • The Paris Mountain State Park
  • The Greenville Zoo

Sports Teams supported by fans in Greenville include:

  • The Greenville Grrrowl, a Double A team of the ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) affiliated with the Edmonton Oilers and the Chicago Blackhawks
  • The college teams in and around Greenville such as Clemson, Anderson, USC Spartanburg, and Furman
  • The professional teams in Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina

Demographics

People

Total Population62,776
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+31,443
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married38.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.5%
Median Earnings25+$36,590
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,912
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,477

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,877
% Above Poverty Level83.2%
% Below Poverty Level16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone42.7%
Median Gross Rent$832
Median House Value$237,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.4%
English12.6%
German11.5%
Irish9.9%
Scottish4.2%
Italian3.2%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Swedish1%
Norwegian0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Arab0.8%
African0.8%
Russian0.6%
Ethiopian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Czech0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
South African0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Greenville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Greenville County
Standard Zip Codes29601, 29605, 29607, 29609, 29615, 29617, 29611
P.O. Box Zip Codes29602, 29603, 29604, 29606, 29608, 29610, 29612, 29616
Company Zip Codes29613, 29614
Phone Area Codes864
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.85
Approximate Longitude-82.4

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)

StationGRNVL SPART AP GREER
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 71 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationCAESARS HEAD
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 44 F
Apr Temp44 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 79 F
Oct Temp47 to 64 F
Annual Precip75.3 inches
StationTRYON
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp46 to 74 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip65.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Duncan3,283$40,086
Easley20,464$64,102
Greer27,739$62,684
Mauldin24,723$73,700
Simpsonville20,183$69,430
Travelers Rest4,903$65,116

Greenville Public Libraries

Greenville County Library System
25 HERITAGE GREEN PLACE
Greenville, South Carolina
(864) 242-5000

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Greenville Hospitals

W J Barge Memorial Hospital
(Proprietary)
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
(864) 770-1352
Greenville Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
701 Grove Rd
(864) 455-7114
St Francis-eastside
(Non-profit)
125 Commonwealth Dr
(864) 675-4000
Shriners' Hospital For Children-greenville
(Non-profit)
950 W Faris Rd
(864) 255-7942
Patewood Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
175 Patewood Dr
(864) 797-1000
St Francis-downtown
(Non-profit)
1 Saint Francis Dr
(864) 255-1000

Greenville Public Schools

Governor's School For Arts And Humanities
15 University Street
ZIP: 29601
(864) 282-3777
High
Total Enrollment 234
Greenville Senior High Academy
1 Vardry Street
ZIP: 29601
(864) 355-5500
High
Total Enrollment 1395
Augusta Circle Elementary
100 Winyah Street
ZIP: 29605
(864) 355-1200
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Blythe Academy
100 Blythe Drive
ZIP: 29605
(864) 355-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 874
Donaldson Career Center
100 Vocational Drive
ZIP: 29605
(864) 355-4650
High
Hughes Academy Of Science And Technology
122 Deoyley Avenue
ZIP: 29605
(864) 355-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 848
Lead Academy
29 Ridgeway Drive
ZIP: 29605
(864) 275-0465
Primary
Total Enrollment 140
Quest Leadership Academy
29 Ridgeway Drive
ZIP: 29605
(864) 875-0465
Primary
Total Enrollment 79
Robert E. Cashion Elementary
1500 Fork Shoals Road
ZIP: 29605
(864) 355-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Southside High
6630 Frontage Road, At White Horse Road
ZIP: 29605
(864) 355-8700
High
Total Enrollment 814
Thomas E. Kerns Elementary
6650 Frontage Road, At White Horse Road
ZIP: 29605
(864) 355-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Greenville Technical Charter High
506 South Pleasantburg
ZIP: 29606
(864) 250-8845
High
Total Enrollment 432
Beck Academy
901 Woodruff Road
ZIP: 29607
(864) 355-1400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1014
Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle
700 Millennium Boulevard
ZIP: 29607
(864) 452-0800
Middle
Total Enrollment 338
East North Street Academy
1720 East North Street
ZIP: 29607
(864) 355-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Golden Strip Career And Technology Center
1120 East Butler Road
ZIP: 29607
(864) 355-1050
High
Greenbrier Elementary
853 Log Shoals Road
ZIP: 29607
(864) 355-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 795
Greenville Middle Academy
339 Lowndes Avenue
ZIP: 29607
(864) 355-5600
Middle
Total Enrollment 791
J. L. Mann High Academy
160 Fairforest Way
ZIP: 29607
(864) 355-6300
High
Total Enrollment 1718
Langston Charter Middle
1950 Woodruff Road
ZIP: 29607
(864) 286-9700
Middle
Total Enrollment 441
Overbrook Child Development Center
111 Laurens Road
ZIP: 29607
(864) 355-7350
Primary
Total Enrollment 841
Sara Collins Elementary
1200 Parkins Mill Road
ZIP: 29607
(864) 355-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 828
Sterling School
99 John Mccarroll Way
ZIP: 29607
(864) 355-4480
Primary
Total Enrollment 849
Washington Center
2 Betty Spencer Drive
ZIP: 29607
(864) 355-0250
Other
Total Enrollment 145
Cherrydale Elementary
302 Perry Road
ZIP: 29609
(864) 355-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
League Academy
125 Twin Lake Drive
ZIP: 29609
(864) 355-8100
Middle
Total Enrollment 766
Meyer Center For Special Children
1132 Rutherford Road
ZIP: 29609
(864) 250-0005
Primary
Total Enrollment 47
Sevier Middle
1000 Piedmont Park Road
ZIP: 29609
(864) 355-8200
Middle
Total Enrollment 628
Stone Academy
115 Randall Street
ZIP: 29609
(864) 355-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Summit Drive Elementary
424 Summit Drive
ZIP: 29609
(864) 355-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Wade Hampton High
100 Pine Knoll Drive
ZIP: 29609
(864) 355-0100
High
Total Enrollment 1656
Alexander Elementary
1601 Bramlett Road
ZIP: 29611
(864) 355-1000
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Carolina Academy (high)
2725 Anderson Road
ZIP: 29611
(864) 355-2300
High
Total Enrollment 733
Hollis Academy
200 Goodrich Street
ZIP: 29611
(864) 355-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Legacy Charter
900 Woodside Avenue
ZIP: 29611
(864) 248-0646
Other
Total Enrollment 1123
Powdersville Elementary
139 Hood Road
ZIP: 29611
(864) 269-4431
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Powdersville High
145 Hood Road
ZIP: 29611
(864) 312-5641
High
Total Enrollment 808
Powdersville Middle
135 Hood Road
ZIP: 29611
(864) 269-1821
Middle
Total Enrollment 629
Tanglewood Middle
44 Merriwoods Drive
ZIP: 29611
(864) 355-4500
Middle
Total Enrollment 592
Welcome Elementary
36 East Welcome Road
ZIP: 29611
(864) 355-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 773
Westcliffe Elementary
105 Eastbourne Road
ZIP: 29611
(864) 355-0300
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Cyber Academy Of South Carolina
330-a Pelham Road
ZIP: 29615
(864) 236-4006
Other
Total Enrollment 760
Green Charter
1440 Pelham Road, Suite C
ZIP: 29615
(864) 288-4134
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Lake Forest Elementary
16 Berkshire Avenue
ZIP: 29615
(864) 355-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 828
Mitchell Road Elementary
4124 East North Street Ext
ZIP: 29615
(864) 355-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Pelham Road Elementary
100 All Star Way
ZIP: 29615
(864) 355-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Armstrong Elementary
8601 White Horse Road
ZIP: 29617
(864) 355-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Berea Elementary
100 Berea Drive
ZIP: 29617
(864) 355-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Berea High
201 Burdine Drive
ZIP: 29617
(864) 355-1600
High
Total Enrollment 1091
Berea Middle
151 Berea Middle School Road
ZIP: 29617
(864) 355-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 676
Duncan Chapel Elementary
210 Duncan Chapel Road
ZIP: 29617
(864) 355-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 679
Enoree Career Center
108 Scalybark Road
ZIP: 29617
(864) 355-7400
High
Lakeview Middle
3801 Old Buncombe Road
ZIP: 29617
(864) 355-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 533
Monaview Elementary
10 Monaview Street
ZIP: 29617
(864) 355-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 572

Greenville Private Schools

Christ Church Episcopal Preschool
10 N Church St
ZIP: 29601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
First Baptist Church Kindergarten
847 Cleveland St
ZIP: 29601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
First Presbyterian Academy
200 W Washington St
ZIP: 29601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
Haynsworth School
228 E Park Ave
ZIP: 29601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
St Marys Catholic School
101 Hampton Ave
ZIP: 29601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 244
Our Lady Of The Rosary Catholic Elementary School
2 James Dr
ZIP: 29605
Elementary
Total Enrollment 136
St Joseph's Catholic School
100 Saint Josephs Dr
ZIP: 29607
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 610
Upstate Christian Academy
1704 E North St
ZIP: 29607
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Hampton Park Christian School
875 State Park Rd
ZIP: 29609
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 514
White Oak Baptist Church Kindergarten
1805 Wade Hampton Blvd
ZIP: 29609
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Abundant Life Christian School
630 Farrs Bridge Rd
ZIP: 29611
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 84
Bethel Christian Academy
28 Bob St
ZIP: 29611
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Crosspoint Christian Academy
3315 Anderson Rd
ZIP: 29611
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
St Anthony Of Padua Catholic School
309 Gower St
ZIP: 29611
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
Tabernacle Christian School
3931 White Horse Rd
ZIP: 29611
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 101
Bob Jones Academy
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
ZIP: 29614
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1122
Aldersgate Child Development Center
7 Shannon Dr
ZIP: 29615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Camperdown Academy
501 Howell Rd
ZIP: 29615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
Carolina Prep
212 Roper Mountain Rd Ext
ZIP: 29615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 54
Edward Rd Baptist Church Kindergarten
1050 Edwards Rd
ZIP: 29615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
John Knox Weekday Kindergarten
35 Shannon Dr
ZIP: 29615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Mitchell Road Christian Academy
207 Mitchell Rd
ZIP: 29615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 343
Montessori School Of Greenville
305 Pelham Rd
ZIP: 29615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
Mt Zion Christian School
724 Garlington Rd
ZIP: 29615
Elementary
Total Enrollment 137
Shannon Forest Christian School
829 Garlington Rd
ZIP: 29615
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 371
Furman Univ Child Dev Center
1501 Dunkon Chaole Rd
ZIP: 29617
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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