Greenville, SC
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Greenville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 68,219 people and 57 constituent neighborhoods, Greenville is the sixth largest community in South Carolina.

Greenville real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Greenville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Greenville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Greenville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenville who work in management occupations (11.79%), sales jobs (11.45%), and office and administrative support (10.98%).

Also of interest is that Greenville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about Greenville, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Greenville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Greenville a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.21 minutes getting to work every day.

Greenville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.55% of adults in Greenville have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Greenville in 2010 was $36,314, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,256 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, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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