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Greenville is a city in Greenville County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene.

The latitude of Greenville is 34.852N. The longitude is -82.394W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,007 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 55,926.


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Median household income
Local
$33,144
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Greenville demographic reports
Greenville is on the Reedy River in the Blue Ridge foothills.
Prospered as a textiles center after the Civil War
Public transportation: Greenville Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 571. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 10.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Rev. Jesse Jackson, social activist and political leader
· Shoeless Joe Jackson, baseball player
· Louise Smith, race car driver
· Joanne Woodward, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Fall for Greenville - Oct. 12-14, 2007
  • Scottish Games & Highland Festival - June 8-9, 2007
  • Chautauqua Festival - June 15-20, 2007
  • Keowee Chamber Music Festival - June 11-24, 2007
  • Greek Festival - May 17-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Greenville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Paris Mountain State Park
Greenville attractions: Greenville Zoo
Sports teams: Drive (minor league baseball), Grrrowl (ECHL)
Historic sites and museums: Greenville County Museum of Art, Reedy River Historic Park, Bob Jones University Art Gallery and Museum
Colleges and universities: Bob Jones University, Furman University, Greenville Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 94

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Greenville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Greenville County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greenville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29607 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Greenville residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greenville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greenville was $23,242, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

34% of Greenville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Greenville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $443.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $966.


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Libraries in Greenville include Augusta Branch Library, F. W. Symmes Branch Library, Greenville County Law Library, Greenville County Library, Sarah Dobey Jones Library of Berea, W. Jack Greer Library of Mauldin, West Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Greenville include Greenville News

TV stations in Greenville include WGGS, WHNS, WNTV, WYFF.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WEPR.

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Greenville County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Greenville political report.

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Greenville restaurants taking online reservations include Restaurant O, Rick Erwin's West End Grill, Soby's ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Greenville workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Greenville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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