Greenville, SC

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Population

64,061

2.05% growth

Median Age

34.6


Median Household Income

$48,984

7.99% growth

Poverty Rate

15.3%


Number of Employees

33,876

5.98% growth

Median Property Value

$255,600

7.49% growth

About

In 2017, Greenville, SC had a population of 64.1k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $48,984. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greenville, SC grew from 62,776 to 64,061, a 2.05% increase and its median household income grew from $45,360 to $48,984, a 7.99% increase.

The population of Greenville, SC is 65.4% White Alone, 25.4% Black or African American Alone, and 5.24% Hispanic or Latino. 8.35% of the people in Greenville, SC speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greenville, SC are Greenville Technical College (2,416 degrees awarded in 2016), Bob Jones University (643 degrees), and Strayer University-South Carolina (330 degrees).

The median property value in Greenville, SC is $255,600, and the homeownership rate is 42.8%. Most people in Greenville, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Greenville, SC is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Bell Tower at Furman University in Greenville, SC

Economy

The economy of Greenville, SC employs 33.9k people. The largest industries in Greenville, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,927 people), Manufacturing (3,975 people), and Educational Services (3,665 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,500), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,040), and Finance & Insurance ($57,639).

Median household income in Greenville, SC is $48,984. Males in Greenville, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in Greenville, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,984

2017 value

± $2,012

7.99%

1 Year Growth

± 5.65%

Households in Greenville, SC have a median annual income of $48,984, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,360 in 2016, which represents a 7.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080

Average Male Salary

± $1,419

$40,985

Average Female Salary

± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in Greenville, SC made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,597 ± $53,271

  2. Asian

    $47,877 ± $7,789

  3. White

    $47,332 ± $1,044

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Greenville, SC workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greenville, SC is from South Carolina.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.456

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 28.04

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 14

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greenville, SC was Census Tract 28.04 with a value of $79,375, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 14, with respective values of $73,750 and $69,300.

The following map shows all of the places in Greenville, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greenville, SC (9.22k out of 60.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    4,388 ± 476

  2. White

    4,201 ± 480

  3. Hispanic

    531 ± 195

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greenville, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

33.9k

2017 Value

± 1,198

5.98%

1 Year growth

± 4.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenville, SC grew at a rate of 5.98%, from 32k employees to 33.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greenville, SC, are Management Occupations (3,993 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,878 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,718 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greenville, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greenville, SC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (3,993 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,878 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,718 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Greenville, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.81 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.71 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greenville, SC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,547), Management Occupations ($67,718), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,351).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

33.9k

2017 Value

± 1,198

5.98%

1 Year growth

± 4.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenville, SC grew at a rate of 5.98%, from 32k employees to 33.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greenville, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,927 people), Manufacturing (3,975 people), and Educational Services (3,665 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greenville, SC, though some of these residents may live in Greenville, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Greenville, SC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,927 people), Manufacturing (3,975 people), and Educational Services (3,665 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Greenville, SC has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.45 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.37 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greenville, SC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,500), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,040), and Finance & Insurance ($57,639).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.9B

  2. $15.2B

  3. $11.7B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $15.9B, followed by Machinery with $15.2B and Mixed freight and $11.7B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$163B

2015 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

49.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Carolina trade was $163B. This is expected to increase 49.4% to $244B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.2B

  2. $13.4B

  3. $5.71B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $22.2B, followed by Georgia with $13.4B and Tennessee and $5.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.8% of the population of Greenville, SC has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 9.74% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Greenville, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Greenville, SC see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,483 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,235

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,491

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,298

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.2%

Uninsured

50.7%

Employer Coverage

12.6%

Medicaid

9.74%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greenville, SC declined by 11.8% from 13.8% to 12.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Greenville, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Greenville, SC is home to a population of 64.1k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.75% of Greenville, SC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Greenville, SC is composed of 41.9k White Alone residents (65.4%), 16.3k Black or African American Alone residents (25.4%), 3.36k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.24%), 1.37k Asian Alone residents (2.14%), 913 Two or More Races residents (1.43%), 142 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.222%), 55 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0859%), and 40 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0624%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Greenville, SC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,658 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (227 speakers), and German (186 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greenville, SC was 34.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Greenville, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Greenville, SC residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.15%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.75% of Greenville, SC residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greenville, SC was 7.15%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    68,828 ± 6,396 people

  2. India

    11,778 ± 2,661 people

  3. Philippines

    9,880 ± 2,438 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Greenville, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 Greenville, SC residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Greenville, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greenville, SC was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    41.9k ± 990

  2. Black or African American Alone

    16.3k ± 934

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.36k ± 619

In 2017, there were 2.57 times more White Alone residents (41.9k people) in Greenville, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.3k Black or African American Alone and 3.36k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Greenville, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,658 speakers (4.57%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    227 speakers (0.391%)

  3. German

    186 speakers (0.32%)

8.35% of Greenville, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Greenville, SC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.57% of the overall population of Greenville, SC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.391% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.32% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,108 ± 190

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    601 ± 169

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    407 ± 126

Greenville, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Greenville, SC awarded 3,817 degrees. The student population of Greenville, SC is skewed towards women, with 6,858 male students and 10,838 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greenville, SC are White (2,402 and 63.5%), followed by Black or African American (829 and 21.9%), Hispanic or Latino (245 and 6.48%), and Unknown (132 and 3.49%).

The largest universities in Greenville, SC by number of degrees awarded are Greenville Technical College (2,416 and 63.3%), Bob Jones University (643 and 16.8%), and Strayer University-South Carolina (330 and 8.65%).

The most popular majors in Greenville, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (425 and 11.1%), Registered Nursing (316 and 8.28%), and General Business Administration & Management (198 and 5.19%).

The median tuition costs in Greenville, SC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 419 degrees awarded

  2. 195 degrees awarded

  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Greenville, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 419 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Greenville, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,416 degrees awarded

  2. 643 degrees awarded

  3. 330 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Greenville, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Greenville Technical College with 2,416 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,514

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,303

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,514 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greenville, SC, which is 0.657 times less than the 2,303 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Greenville, SC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,402 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    829 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    245 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greenville, SC were to White students. These 2,402 degrees mean that there were 2.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 829 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greenville, SC was $255,600 in 2017, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $237,800 to $255,600, a 7.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Greenville, SC is 42.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greenville, SC have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greenville, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$48,984

Median Household Income

± $2,012

28k

Number of Households

± 1,001

In 2017, the median household income of the 28k households in Greenville, SC grew to $48,984 from the previous year's value of $45,360.

The following chart displays the households in Greenville, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$255,600

2017 Median

± $11,146

$237,800

2016 Median

± $12,083

In 2017, the median property value in Greenville, SC grew to to $255,600 from the previous year's value of $237,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greenville, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greenville, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Greenville, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greenville, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

42.8%

2017 Homeownership

42.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 42.8% of the housing units in Greenville, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 42.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greenville, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Greenville, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greenville, SC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greenville, SC have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.963% of the workforce in Greenville, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.68%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Greenville, SC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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