Demographics – Greenville Area Development Corporation

With an estimated population of 498,766 in 2016, Greenville County is South Carolina’s largest county. The County’s 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 Upstate’s 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

SubjectEstimatePercent
Total Population498,766
Gender
Male242,11848.5%
Female256,64551.5%
Age
Under 1064,94713.0%
10 to 1963,27412.7%
20 to 34100,77420.2%
35 to 54132,08826.5%
55 to 6462,84412.6%
65 and older74,83915.0%
20 to 64295,70659.3%
Median Age38.1
Race
White382,73276.7%
Black or African American92,64618.6%
Asian11,4202.3%
Indigenous American / Alaskan2,6080.5%
Two or More Races9,0251.8%
Hispanic or Latino44,6558.9%

US Census Bureau

Population Growth 2010 – 2016

Region2010 Population2016 PopulationPopulation Increase 2010-2016% Increase 2010-2016
Greenville County451,225498,76647,54110.5%
Greenville MSA824,112884,97560,8637.4%
Upstate SC Region1,362,0731,442,11780,0445.9%
South Carolina4,625,3644,961,119335,7557.2%

US Census Bureau

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