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Welcome to Greenville ...

The city of Greenville is located in Washington County and is the County Seat for Washington County.

When the people of Greenville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Greenvillian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Greenville has a population of 30,686 people<2> (see below for details).

Greenville is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Greenville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Greenville: (662)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greenville had a population of 34,400 people (which is 67.27% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Greenville the county's most populous community.

The population of Greenville represents 1.16% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 34,400 people, the population of Greenville decreased 17.37% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 41,633 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Greenville had an population of 30,686 people. This is a decrease of 10.8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 26.29% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Greenville.

Communities near Greenville ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Greenville and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arkansas City (AR)   [Map]   325   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lake Village (AR)   [Map]   2,328   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Arcola   [Map]   339   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Benoit   [Map]   433   N   18 miles [29 km]
Forrest City - Historic   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grapeland   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Greenville.

Communities Also Named Greenville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 66 communities that are also named Greenville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (2), Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York (5), North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Greenville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Greenville. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Greenville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenville. Our list includes 22 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Greenville:

Websites for Greenville ...

Official Website:   www.greenville.ms.us/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.greenvilleareachamber.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greenville ...

Looking for more information about Greenville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Greenville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Greenville.

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Find a Community within Mississippi

About Washington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Greenville: www.greenville.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Greenville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Greenville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Greenville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Greenville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greenville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Greenville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greenville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3850, Longitude: -91.0514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greenville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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This page was last modified: 19 Nov 2018
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