Greenville, SC
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Greenville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 64,579 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.

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 (12.48%), office and administrative support (11.15%), and management occupations (10.82%).

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 of the benefits of Greenville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.59 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Greenville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.47% 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 $31,043, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,172 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 German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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