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Greer is a city in Greenville County, in the Greenville metro area. (The community straddles Greenville and Spartanburg counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The latitude of Greer is 34.938N. The longitude is -82.227W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,024 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,333.


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Median household income
Local
$33,140
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Greer demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 105. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 5.5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Family Fest - May 11-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Greer web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Greer Heritage Museum

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Greer 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 29650 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Greer residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greer ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greer was $17,546, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Greer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Greer festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Greer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $913.


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Libraries in Greer include Jean M. Smith Library of Greer ... View libraries

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Greer workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Greer between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Greer include Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8.

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