Facts & Figures


Greenville is located in the northwestern corner of the state of South Carolina. Greenville and the surrounding areas, situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, are commonly referred to as the Upstate.

  • Easily accessible from Interstate highways 85, 185, and 385, and U.S. highways 25, 123, 29, 276
  • Centrally located between Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina, and between Miami, Florida and New York, New York

Business Climate

  • South Carolina is an employment at will state, with less than 1% of Greenville county residents members of a union
  • Several sites in the Upstate are designated foreign trade zone areas, and Greenville boasts the highest level of foreign capital investment per capita in the nation, and is home to more than 250 international firms from 26 nations, including BMW and Michelin
  • Greenville maintains a Standard and Poor's AAA bond rating
  • Major Businesses: Perrigo Company of South Carolina, Greenville Health System, Fluor, Hubbell Lighting, Resurgent Capital Services, Bank of America, TD Bank, BB&T and Windstream


  • Population: 65,245
  • Median Age: 35.9 years
  • Number of Households: 28,497
  • Median Household Annual Income: $41,863
  • Per Capita Annual Income: $30,374
  • Median Home Value: $215,551
  • City Statistics (PDF)

Source: 2016 ESRI Business Analyst

Quality of Life

  • Average annual temperature: 60 F
  • Average monthly rainfall: 6 inches
  • Average annual snowfall: Less than 5 inches
  • Average monthly maximum temperature: 63 F
  • Average monthly minimum temperature: 56 F

School System

Greenville’s public school system is the largest in the state, and includes 11 magnet academies for special study at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Learn more about education.

Over 10 colleges and universities are located in and within close proximity of Greenville.


Greenville is the cultural and entertainment center for the upstate, including an award winning downtown, a major performing arts center, a 17,000 seat arena, a 340,000-square-foot convention and exhibition center, nationally recognized museum collections, and 39 parks, playgrounds and recreation centers.