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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,303
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+10,343
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married48.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.8%
Median Earnings25+$26,382
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,511
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,988

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,992
% Above Poverty Level76.1%
% Below Poverty Level23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.1%
Median Gross Rent$758
Median House Value$78,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.8%
Irish11.4%
German10.7%
English8.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Italian1.6%
Scottish1.3%
Polish1.1%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Arab0.2%
Swedish0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Russian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
African0.1%
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Greenville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hunt County
Standard Zip Codes75401, 75402
P.O. Box Zip Codes75403, 75404
Phone Area Codes903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.19
Approximate 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)

StationGREENVILLE KGVL RADIO
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches
StationLAVON DAM
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationWILLS POINT
Distance30.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Caddo Mills1,545$80,592
Campbell499$58,828
Celeste993$48,750
Commerce8,732$37,083
Josephine1,038$66,458
Lone Oak651$60,263

Greenville Public Libraries

W Walworth Harrison Public Library
1 LOU FINNEY BLVD
Greenville, Texas
(903) 457-2959

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Greenville Hospitals

Lake Granbury Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1310 Paluxy Road
Glen Oaks Hospital
(Proprietary)
301 East Division St.
Cozby-germany Hospital
(Proprietary)
707 North Waldrip Street

Greenville Public Schools

6th Grade Center
3201 Stanford
ZIP: 75401
(903) 457-2660
Middle
Total Enrollment 318
Carver El
2110 College St
ZIP: 75401
(903) 457-0777
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Crockett El
1316 Wolfe City Dr
ZIP: 75401
(903) 457-2684
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Glen Oaks
301 E Division
ZIP: 75401
(903) 454-8882
Other
Total Enrollment 9
Greenville Alternative Educational Program
3923 Henry St
ZIP: 75401
(903) 457-2619
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Greenville Middle
3611 Texas
ZIP: 75401
(903) 457-2620
Middle
Total Enrollment 687
Hunt County Juvenile Detention Ctr
2507 Lee St
ZIP: 75401
(903) 454-8882
Other
Total Enrollment 24
L P Waters Early Childhood Center
2504 Carver St
ZIP: 75401
(903) 457-2680
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
Lamar El
6321 Jack Finney Blvd
ZIP: 75401
(903) 457-0765
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
New Horizons Learning Center
3923 Henry St
ZIP: 75401
(903) 457-2688
Other
Total Enrollment 89
Travis El
3005 Division St
ZIP: 75401
(903) 457-2696
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Bowie El
6005 Stonewall St
ZIP: 75402
(903) 457-2676
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Greenville H S
3515 Lions Lair
ZIP: 75402
(903) 457-2550
High
Total Enrollment 1077
The Phoenix Charter School
8501 Jack Finney Blvd
ZIP: 75402
(903) 454-7153
Other
Total Enrollment 717

Greenville Private Schools

Greenville Christian School
8420 Jack Finney Blvd
ZIP: 75402
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 211
Mineral Heights Christian Academy
3201a Robin Rd
ZIP: 75402
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
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