Demographics – Greenville Area Development Corporation

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With an estimated population of 514,213 in 2018, Greenville County is South Carolina’s largest county. The County’s population has increased by over 61,541 between 2010 and 2018, or 1.7 percent 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 1,478,658 in 2016, a 1.1 percent annual increase since 2010. The Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin MSA population (composed of Greenville, Anderson, Laurens and Pickens County) has grown from 824,112 in 2010 to 906,626 in 2018, a 1.3 percent annual increase.

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 2017 was $53,739.

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Profile of General Demographic Characteristics Greenville County, 2018 Estimates

Total Population514,213
Under 1064,96712.6%
10 to 1965,97312.8%
20 to 34104,53720.3%
35 to 54132,74525.8%
55 to 6464,85512.6%
65 and older81,13615.8%
20 to 64302,13758.8%
Median Age38.2
Black or African American94,96418.5%
American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and/or Other Pacific Islande2,9470.6%
Two or More Races10,0492.0%
Hispanic or Latino (Any Race)48,8789.5%

US Census Bureau

Population Growth 2010 – 2018

Region2010 Population2018 PopulationPopulation Increase 2010-2018% Increase 2010-2018
Greenville County451,225514,21361,54113.6%
Greenville MSA824,112906,62682,51410.0%
Upstate SC Region1,362,0731,478,658116,5858.6%
South Carolina4,625,364 5,084,127458,7639.9%

US Census Bureau

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