Greenville, SC
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Greenville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 67,453 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 87.15% 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 sales jobs (11.64%), office and administrative support (11.45%), and management occupations (11.37%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Greenville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.62 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Greenville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Greenville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Greenville ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Greenville, 45.52% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Greenville in 2010 was $33,442, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,768 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 French.