Greer, SC
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Greer is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 28,365 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Greer is the 16th largest community in South Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Greer, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Greer, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Greer’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Greer does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $44,111.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greer is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greer who work in sales jobs (12.52%), office and administrative support (10.98%), and management occupations (9.28%).

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

The overall education level of Greer citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.18% of adults in Greer have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Greer in 2010 was $24,874, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,496 for a family of four. However, Greer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Greer is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Greer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Greer also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greer include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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