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Greenville, SC

Greenville is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
65,727
Greenville Population7
$
46,693
Median Income6
5.0
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Greenville's 10 to 14 year old population grew by 53% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 1%

Age

33.9
Median Age7
13.7
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Greenville residents are mostly white and the city is becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 13.7% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 5.7%

Race

63.7
%
South Carolina Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Greenville has comfortable summers and cold, snowless winters with frequent rain. The temperature reaches 90°F or above 41 days per year with an average temperature in January of 42°F. There is at least some rain 116 days per year with 47 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

32
%
Chance of Rain11
60
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature35

 

Housing

The average home value in Greenville increased by 49% since 2010 which is 7% higher than the national average and 23% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,200
Monthly Average12
57
%
Renters36

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Greenville is an average tax location with sales tax 13% lower than the national average and property tax 49% lower than the national average, but income tax 20% higher than the national average.

Other

0.57
%
Property Tax21
6.0
%
Sales Tax20
2.4
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)37

 

Employment

Greenville has a high employment rate of 95% which is 2% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Michelin and Delta Apparel

Income

17.4
%
<$25,0006
15.9
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Greenville is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results39

Representatives

Mayor26 Knox H. White
Republican
House of Representative26 William Timmons
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, St Francis-Downtown, is 0.0 miles from the center of Greenville, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Asheville VA Medical Center, is 51.8 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Levine Cancer Institute, is 91.0 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical27 No
Decriminalized27 No
 

Safety

In South Carolina, 45.0% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 49.2% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks28
No
Permit to Purchase Law28

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#26 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report29
#22 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report30
#50 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades31
 

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