Greenville, AL
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Greenville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 7,845 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Greenville is the 80th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greenville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greenville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenville who work in sales jobs (12.40%), office and administrative support (8.42%), and teaching (7.48%).

Being a small city, Greenville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Greenville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.17% of adults 25 and older in Greenville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greenville in 2010 was $18,179, which is lower middle income relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,716 for a family of four. However, Greenville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Greenville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Greenville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greenville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Greenville include Irish, African, German, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Greenville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.