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Welcome to Greer ...

The city of Greer is primarily located in Greenville County<1>. A portion of Greer extends into Spartanburg County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Greer has a population of 33,449 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Greer.

Greer is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Greer: (864)

The ZIP code for Greer: 29650<4>

Websites for Greer ...

Official Website:   www.cityofgreer.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.greerchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Greer had an population of 33,449 people. This is an increase of 31.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 98.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greer had a population of 25,515 people (which is 5.65% of the total population of Greenville County). This makes Greer the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Greer represents 0.55% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,515 people, the population of Greer increased 51.49% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,843 people).

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

Communities Also Named Greer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Greer - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Greer ...

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

  • Greenville [Greenville County]
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    • Greenville [Greenville County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Greer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,227 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<6>
  • Spartanburg [Spartanburg County]
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    • Spartanburg [Spartanburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Greer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,317 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spartanburg<6>
  • Mauldin [Greenville County]
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    • Mauldin [Greenville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Greer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,562 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mauldin<6>
  • Simpsonville [Greenville County]
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    • Simpsonville [Greenville County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Greer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,272 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpsonville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fountain Inn [Greenville County]
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      • Fountain Inn [Greenville County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Greer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,905 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Inn<6>
    • Travelers Rest [Greenville County]
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      • Travelers Rest [Greenville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Greer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,202 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Travelers Rest<6>
    • Woodruff [Spartanburg County]
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      • Woodruff [Spartanburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Greer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,507 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<6>
    • Wellford [Spartanburg County]
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      • Wellford [Spartanburg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Greer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellford<6>
    • Landrum [Spartanburg County]
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      • Landrum [Spartanburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Greer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,725 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Landrum<6>
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
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      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Greer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<6>

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 Greer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Greer.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Greer. 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 Greer.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greer. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Greer.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greer ...

Looking for more information about Greer? 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 Greer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Greer.

Adding Greer to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Greer 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 Greer was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Greer: www.cityofgreer.org/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Greer.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Greer). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Greer or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greer) 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 Greer. 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 GreerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9388, Longitude: -82.2273    
<6>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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