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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

People

Total Population 61,734
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 30,432
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 37.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.7%
Median Earnings25+ $34,615
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,661
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,584

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,938
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.4%
Median Gross Rent $795
Median House Value $221,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.2%
Irish 9.7%

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

Greenville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 91 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Greenville
Metro Area Greenville - Spartanburg - Anderson
Standard Zip Codes 29601, 29605, 29607, 29609, 29611, 29615, 29617
P.O. Box Zip Codes 29602, 29603, 29604, 29606, 29608, 29610, 29612, 29616
Company Zip Codes 29613, 29614, 29698
Phone Area Codes 864
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.852
Longitude -82.394

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 GRNVL SPART AP GREER
Distance 10.6 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 CAESARS HEAD
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 79 F
Oct Temp 47 to 64 F
Annual Precip 75.3 inches
Station TRYON
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 65.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Batesville (29607)

Park Place (29608)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Duncan 3,231 $43,558
Easley 20,374 $53,539
Greer 27,186 $59,231
Mauldin 24,396 $68,569
Simpsonville 19,706 $66,503
Travelers Rest 4,834 $64,338

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

Greenville Public Libraries

Library
Greenville County Library System
300 COLLEGE STREET
Greenville, South Carolina
(864) 242-5000
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Greenville Hospitals

ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1 ST FRANCIS DR
(864) 255-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

GREENVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - State)
701 GROVE RD
(864) 455-8978
Emergency Service: Yes

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Greenville High Schools

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
1 VARDRY STREET
864-241-3220
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,349 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

J L MANN HIGH SCHOOL
61 ISBELL LANE
864-281-1150
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,250 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

WADE HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL
100 PINE KNOLL DRIVE
864-292-7587
Serves 1,187 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

BEREA HIGH SCHOOL
201 BURDINE DRIVE
864-355-1600
Serves 1,148 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
100 BLASSINGAME RD
864-299-8393
A Magnet School.
Serves 968 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL
2725 ANDERSON ST
864-295-5185
A Magnet School.
Serves 644 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

GREENVILLE TECHNICAL CHARTER
506 S. PLEASANTBURG DR.
864-250-8844
A Charter School.
Serves 376 students.

ENOREE AREA VOCATIONAL CENTER
108 SCALEYBARK RD
864-294-4343
A Vocational School

DONALDSON VOCATIONAL CENTER
100 VOCATIONAL DR
864-299-8414
A Vocational School

GOLDEN STRIP CAREER CENTER
1120 EAST BUTLER RD
864-281-1244
A Vocational School

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