Greenville demographics profile

StatisticGreenvilleNorth CarolinaNational
Population89,7459,940,828318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,56418191
Median age26.238.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%57%55%
Speak English93%89%79%
Speak Spanish3%7%13%
Greenville, NC has a population of 89,745 and is the 362nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,564 per sq mi which is 1316% higher than the North Carolina average and 2730% higher than the national average. The median age in Greenville is 26 which is approximately 32% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Greenville, 34% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 64% of Greenville residents were born in North Carolina, 29% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Greenville is 1316% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Greenville is 32% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Greenville 53.79% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Greenville 38.73% of the population is African American.
  • In Greenville 2.81% of the population is Asian.

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Greenville population breakdown by race

RaceGreenvilleNorth CarolinaNational
Caucasian53.79%69.24%73.35%
African American38.73%21.50%12.63%
Asian2.81%2.56%5.22%
American Indian0.37%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race2.43%2.45%3.06%
Other race1.83%3.01%4.75%
In Greenville, 4.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Greenville, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).