Greenville County, South Carolina

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Greenville County, South Carolina
Old Greenville County Courthouse 2017.jpg
Former Greenville County Courthouse (now a bookstore and office space)
Location within South Carolina
Location within South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
FoundedMarch 22, 1786
Government
• County Administrator

Joseph M. Kernell
SeatGreenville
Largest cityGreenville
Area
 • Total795 sq mi (2,059 km2)
 • Land785 sq mi (2,033 km2)
 • Water9.7 sq mi (25 km2), 1.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)506,837
 • Density615/sq mi (237/km2)
Congressional districts3rd, 4th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.greenvillecounty.org

Greenville County is a county in the state of South Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, 451,225 people lived there.[1] It is the most populous county in the state. It is a part of the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is the city of Greenville.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
17906,503
180011,50476.9%
181013,13314.2%
182014,53010.6%
183016,47613.4%
184017,8398.3%
185020,15613.0%
186021,8928.6%
187022,2621.7%
188037,49668.4%
189044,31018.2%
190053,49020.7%
191068,37727.8%
192088,49829.4%
1930117,00932.2%
1940136,58016.7%
1950168,15223.1%
1960209,77624.8%
1970240,54614.7%
1980287,91319.7%
1990320,16711.2%
2000379,61618.6%
2010451,22518.9%
Est. 2012467,60523.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]

The county has a total area of 795 square miles (2,059.0 km2). Of this, 790 square miles (2,046.1 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.61%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[change | change source]


Communities[change | change source]

The 2010 Census lists six cities and 16 census designated places in Greenville County.[6]

Cities[change | change source]

City Population Also in
Greenville 60,379
Greer 26,002 Spartanburg County
Mauldin 23,408
Simpsonville 18,652
Fountain Inn 7,937 Laurens County
Travelers Rest 4,680
2011 estimate population[7]


Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Community Population Also in
Taylors 21,617
Wade Hampton 20,622
Berea 14,295
Gantt 14,229
- Five Forks 14,140
Parker 11,431
Sans Souci 7,869
Welcome 6,668
Piedmont 5,103 Anderson County
Dunean 3,671
Golden Grove 2,467
Slater-Marietta 2,176
Judson 2,050
City View 1,345
Tigerville 1,312
Ware Place 228

References[change | change source]

  1. United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
  4. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved March 30, 2013.
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. See http://factfinder2.census.gov for population numbers and for municipality and CDP lists in the 2010 Census.
  7. "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in North Dakota". United States Census Bureau. 2013-03-30. Retrieved 2013-03-30.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 34°53′N 82°22′W / 34.89°N 82.37°W / 34.89; -82.37