Greer, SC

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Living in Greer

Greer is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 32,102 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 $57,630.00.

Greer real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Greer 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, 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greer who work in sales jobs (11.78%), office and administrative support (10.11%), and management occupations (10.05%).

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 33.34% 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 2018 was $28,647, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,588 for a family of four. However, Greer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Greer is an extremely 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 15.60% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greer include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Greer's cultural character, accounting for 15.85% of the city’s population.

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