Greenville, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Greenville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Greenville had a population of 90,828 as of July 1, 2018. Greenville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Greenville is located at latitude 35.5964 and longitude -77.3753 in Pitt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greenville (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.75 sq. miles. Pitt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The City of Greenville (GNIS ID: 2403753) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Greenville is located within Township of Greenville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pitt County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Greenville: Greenesville, Greensville, Martinsborough.

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Greenville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 90,828
Population in Households 84,606
Population in Familes 54,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,222
Population Density2 2,610
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $38,700
Average Household Income $60,804
Per Capita Income $26,189


Total Housing Units 43,563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,161 (32.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,298 (55.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,104 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $165,899
Average Home Value $209,925


Total Households 38,459
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 18,418
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.85% 0.85%
Households 0.76% 0.84%
Families 1.17% 0.73%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Greenville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 99th
Population Density # 16 98th
Diversity Index # 181 76th
Median Household Income # 486 34th
Per Capita Income # 270 64th

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