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Welcome to Greenville ...

The city of Greenville is located in Greenville County<1> and is the County Seat for Greenville County.

When the people of Greenville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Greenvillian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Greenville has a population of 70,827 people<3> (see below for details).

Greenville was established in 1786.

The community of Greenville is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Greenville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Greenville is within the (864) area code.

The ZIP codes for Greenville: 29601-29617<5>

Websites for Greenville ...

Official Website:   www.greenvillesc.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.greenvillechamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlgreenville.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Greenville had an population of 70,827 people. This is an increase of 21.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 26.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greenville had a population of 58,409 people (or 12.94% of the total population of Greenville County). This makes Greenville the county's most populous community.

The population of Greenville represents 1.26% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 58,409 people, the population of Greenville increased 4.3% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 56,002 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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, Mississippi, 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, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Greenville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Greenville.

  • Greer [Greenville County]
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    • Greer [Greenville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Greenville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greer<7>
  • Mauldin [Greenville County]
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    • Mauldin [Greenville County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Greenville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,562 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mauldin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mauldin<7>
  • Simpsonville [Greenville County]
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    • Simpsonville [Greenville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Greenville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,272 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpsonville<7>
  • Easley [Pickens County]
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    • Easley [Pickens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Greenville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,626 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easley<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fountain Inn [Greenville County]
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      • Fountain Inn [Greenville County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,905 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Inn<7>
    • Travelers Rest [Greenville County]
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      • Travelers Rest [Greenville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,202 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Travelers Rest<7>
    • Williamston [Anderson County]
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      • Williamston [Anderson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamston<7>
    • Lyman [Spartanburg County]
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      • Lyman [Spartanburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,796 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<7>
    • Duncan [Spartanburg County]
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      • Duncan [Spartanburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<7>
    • Pickens [Pickens County]
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      • Pickens [Pickens County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Greenville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Greenville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Greenville.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Greenville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenville. Our list includes 79 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Greenville.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Greenville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Greenville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Greenville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Greenville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Greenville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Greenville County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Greenville: www.greenvillesc.gov/

The official website for Greenville County: www.greenvillecounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Greenville, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Greenville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Greenville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Greenville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Greenville includes: 29601, 29602, 29603, 29604, 29605, 29606, 29607, 29608, 29609, 29610, 29611, 29612, 29613, 29614, 29615, 29616 & 29617.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Greenville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GreenvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8515, Longitude: -82.3947    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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