Greenville is the largest county in the state.

With a 2013 population of 474,266, Greenville is the largest county in South Carolina, and is almost 20% larger than the second largest county (Richland at 399,256). Other counties with significant populations include Charleston (363,282), Spartanburg (290,929), Horry (274,967), Lexington (273,262), and York (239,363,)

Greenville County is 10% of the population of South Carolina (4,774,839).

Source: U.S. Census

Greenville is one of the fastest growing counties in South Carolina.

Greenville is also growing rapidly, almost doubling since 1990. This is an increase of approximately 8,000 new people each year. With a growth rate of 46%, Greenville population has grown much faster than the Upstate, South Carolina, and the United States.

Source: U.S. Census

Compared to other counties, Greenville is the 8th fastest growing.

Greenville is the with fastest growing county in the state, following counties on the coast and York County.

Source: U.S. Census

Growth is concentrated on the Southeast Crescent.

Growth on the Southeast Crescent, including Mauldin, Simpsonville, and Fountain Inn, has been dramatic. Some growth has also been experienced in the Taylors/Greer areas.

 

Source: U.S. Census

Greenville grew 46% from 1990 to 2011.

At a population growth of 46% from 1990 to 2011, Greenville County has grown faster than the Upstate, South Carolina, and the United States.

Greenville is growing at 7,500 new lives a year.

Source: U.S. Census

Several ZIP codes have experienced triple digit growth.

Four out of the five fastest growing ZIP codes are in the southern part of the county, along the I-385 corridor.

Source: U.S. Census

Greenville is growing slightly faster than many of our peers.

Greenville County is growing faster than many peer counties, but lags behind Wake, Mecklenburg, Travis and Durham counties.

Source: U.S. Census