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The 2000 Census showed that Greenville County had a population of 379,616 people. This represented 9.46% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Greenville had a population of 451,428 people. This is an increase of 18.92% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2009451,428+18.92%+1.99% since 2008
2008442,635+16.6%+2.65% since 2007
2007431,215+13.59%+3.02% since 2006
2006418,555+10.26%+2.7% since 2005
2005407,533+7.35%+1.67% since 2004
2004400,858+5.6%+1.4% since 2003
2003395,325+4.14%+1.08% since 2002
2002391,087+3.02%+1.21% since 2001
2001386,393+1.79%+1.79% since 2000
2000379,616The Last Census

Greenville County had 162,803 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Greenville County has a total area<3> of 794 square miles [2,058 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (4.88 square miles [12.65 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Greenville County had a population density of 480.5 people per square mile [185.5 people/km²], making it the most densely populated county in South Carolina.

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Greenville County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Greenville and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Greenville County QuickFact (QF-45045).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Greenville County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Fountain InnQF-45270707,8706,01730.8%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenville County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Henderson (NC)QF-37089   N103,66989,17316.26%
Polk (NC)QF-37149   N19,25518,3245.08%
Transylvania (NC)QF-37175   NW30,20329,3342.96%
AbbevilleQF-45001   S25,09826,167-4.09%
AndersonQF-45007   SW184,901165,74011.56%
LaurensQF-45059   SE70,04569,5670.69%
PickensQF-45077   W118,144110,7576.67%
SpartanburgQF-45083   E286,822253,79113.02%

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Census QuickFact for Greenville County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Greenville. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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