Greenville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 87,521 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Greenville is the 12th largest community in North Carolina.
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, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenville who work in sales jobs (11.78%), food service (9.97%), and healthcare (9.14%).
Greenville is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Greenville have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Greenville’s economy is one such example of this.
Not only is Greenville a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The citizens of Greenville are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.83% of adults in Greenville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Greenville in 2018 was $26,127, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,508 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Greenville include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Greenville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.