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 Carolina. The city is part of the Greenville - Spartanburg - Anderson metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Greer History

Greer was initially a tiny cross roads village or trading post. The region's early settlement began in the year 1876. 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,717
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+15,555
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married50.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.7%
Median Earnings25+$37,480
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,423
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,536

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,233
% Above Poverty Level88.4%
% Below Poverty Level11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$888
Median House Value$162,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.2%
English8.7%
Irish8.7%
Italian4.3%
Scottish2.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
Polish1.4%
African0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Greek0.7%
Arab0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Jamaican0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Ghanaian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
British0.1%
German0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Greer Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyGreenville County, Spartanburg County
Standard Zip Codes29650, 29651
P.O. Box Zip Codes29652
Phone Area Codes864
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.9
Approximate Longitude-82.26

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)

StationGRNVL SPART AP GREER
Distance2.7 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
StationSPARTANBURG 3 SSE
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches
StationBREVARD
Distance33 miles
Jan Temp24 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 67 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip66.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Duncan3,375$46,367
Inman2,694$53,500
Lyman3,481$67,500
Reidville869$95,938
Travelers Rest5,063$71,600
Wellford2,561$50,574

Greer Hospitals

Carolina Center For Behavioral Health
(Proprietary)
2700 E Phillips Rd
(864) 235-2335
Greer Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
830 S Buncombe Rd
(864) 797-8001
Village Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
250 Westmoreland Rd
(864) 530-6081

Greer Public Schools

Buena Vista Elementary
310 South Batesville Road
ZIP: 29650
(864) 355-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 836
J. Harley Bonds Career Center
505 North Main Street
ZIP: 29650
(864) 355-8080
High
Riverside High
794 Hammett Bridge Road
ZIP: 29650
(864) 355-7800
High
Total Enrollment 1646
Riverside Middle
615 Hammett Bridge Road
ZIP: 29650
(864) 355-7900
Middle
Total Enrollment 1130
Woodland Elementary
1730 Gibb Shoals Road
ZIP: 29650
(864) 355-0400
Primary
Total Enrollment 1087
Blue Ridge High
2151 Fews Chapel Road
ZIP: 29651
(864) 355-1800
High
Total Enrollment 1183
Blue Ridge Middle
2423 East Tyger Bridge Road
ZIP: 29651
(864) 355-1900
Middle
Total Enrollment 973
Chandler Creek Elementary
301 Chandler Road
ZIP: 29651
(864) 355-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 993
Crestview Elementary
509 American Legion Road
ZIP: 29651
(864) 355-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Greer High
3000 East Gap Creek Drive
ZIP: 29651
(864) 355-5700
High
Total Enrollment 1172
Greer Middle
3032 East Gap Creek Road
ZIP: 29651
(864) 355-5800
Middle
Total Enrollment 957
Skyland Elementary
4221 Highway 14 North
ZIP: 29651
(864) 355-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 706

Greer Private Schools

Calvary Christian School
101 Calvary St
ZIP: 29650
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
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