With an estimated population of 498,766 in 2016, Greenville County is South Carolina’s largest county. The Countys population has increased by over 47,500 between 2010 and 2016 or 1.8% per year.
Greenville is one of the ten counties that comprise the Upstate Region of South Carolina. The Upstates population has been steadily increasing as well, growing from 1,362,073 in 2010 to 1,442,117 in 2016, 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 884,975 in 2016, 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 2015 was $43,132.
Profile of General Demographic Characteristics Greenville County, 2016 Estimates
|10 to 19||63,274||12.7%|
|20 to 34||100,774||20.2%|
|35 to 54||132,088||26.5%|
|55 to 64||62,844||12.6%|
|65 and older||74,839||15.0%|
|20 to 64||295,706||59.3%|
|Black or African American||92,646||18.6%|
|Indigenous American / Alaskan||2,608||0.5%|
|Two or More Races||9,025||1.8%|
|Hispanic or Latino||44,655||8.9%|
US Census Bureau
Population Growth 2010 – 2016
|Region||2010 Population||2016 Population||Population Increase 2010-2016||% Increase 2010-2016|
|Upstate SC Region||1,362,073||1,442,117||80,044||5.9%|
US Census Bureau
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