Demographics

With an estimated population of 491,863 in 2015, Greenville County is South Carolina's largest county. The County’s population has increased by over 40,000 between 2010 and 2015 or 1.8% per year.

Greenville is one of the ten counties that comprise the Upstate Region of South Carolina. The Upstate’s population has been steadily increasing as well, growing from 1,362,073 in 2010 to 1,426,625 in 2015, a 0.9 percent annual increase since 2010. The Greenville MSA population (now composed of Greenville, Anderson, Laurens and Pickens County) has grown from 824,112 in 2010 to 874,869 in 2015, a 1.2 percent increase per year during that time period.

Greenville County residents are among the state's wealthiest. Greenville County traditionally ranks as number two in South Carolina for per capita income, outranked only by Beaufort County, which includes the Hilton Head resort community. According to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, Greenville County per capita personal income for 2014 was $40,791. Per capita personal income for the Greenville MSA was $37,333 in 2014.

Profile of General Demographic Characteristics
Greenville County, 2015 Estimates

Subject Estimate Percent
Total Population 491,863
Gender

Male 238,554
48.5%
Female 253,309
51.5%
Age

Under 10 64,434 13.1%
10 to 19 62,958 12.8%
20 to 34 99,848 20.3%
35 to 54 131,327 26.7%
55 to 64 61,483 12.5%
65 and older 71,812 14.6%
20 to 64 293,642 59.5%
Median Age
37.8
Race

White 377,934 76.8%
Black or African American
91,206 18.5%
Asian 11,402 2.3%
Amer. Indian / Alaskan 2,593 0.5%
Two or More Races 8,737 1.8%
Hispanic or Latino 43,479 8.8%
US Census Bureau

Population Growth, 2010 - 2015

Region

2010 Population

2015 Population

Population Increase 2010-2015
% Annual Increase
2010-2015
Greenville County

451,225

491,863

40,638 1.8%
Greenville MSA

824,112

 874,869

50,757 1.2%
Upstate SC Region

1,362,073

 1,426,625

64,552 0.9%
South Carolina

4,625,364

 4,896,146

270,782 1.2%
US Census Bureau