Greenville County, South Carolina facts for kids
|Greenville County, South Carolina|
Location in the state of South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 22, 1786|
795 sq mi (2,059 km²)
785 sq mi (2,033 km²)
9.7 sq mi (25 km²), 1.2%
615/sq mi (237/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 451,225, making it the most populous county in the state. Its county seat is Greenville. The county is also home to the Greenville County School District, the largest school system in South Carolina. County government is headquartered at Greenville County Square.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 795 square miles (2,060 km2), of which 785 square miles (2,030 km2) is land and 9.7 square miles (25 km2) (1.2%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 451,225 people, 176,531 households, and 119,362 families residing in the county. The population density was 574.7 inhabitants per square mile (221.9/km2). There were 195,462 housing units at an average density of 249.0 per square mile (96.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 73.8% white, 18.1% black or African American, 2.0% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 3.9% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 8.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 13.0% were American, 11.6% were German, 10.9% were English, and 10.7% were Irish.
Of the 176,531 households, 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.4% were non-families, and 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03. The median age was 37.2 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $46,830 and the median income for a family was $59,043. Males had a median income of $45,752 versus $33,429 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,931. About 10.8% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.
|Native Hawaiian and
other Pacific Islander
|Two or more races||1.9%||1.8%|
The 2010 Census lists six cities and 16 census designated places that are fully or partially within Greenville County.
- Fountain Inn (partly in Laurens County)
- Greer (partly in Spartanburg County)
- Travelers Rest
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