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Greenville is a city in Pitt County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Nathanael Greene.

The latitude of Greenville is 35.612N. The longitude is -77.366W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 67,190.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,648
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 Tar River.
Former and merged names include:
· Martinsborough
Home of the first Hardee's restaurant
Public transportation: Greenville Area Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 596. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bernard Edwards, musician
· Billy Taylor, jazz musician
· Petey Pablo, rapper
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair - Oct. 1-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Greenville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: East Carolina Village of Yesteryear
Colleges and universities: East Carolina University, Pitt Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 85

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Greenville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pitt 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 28590 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 $18,476, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

38% of Greenville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Greenville include College View Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Greenville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $392.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,036.


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Libraries in Greenville include East Branch Library, George Washington Carver Library, Sheppard Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Greenville include Daily Reflector

TV stations in Greenville include WEPX, WNCT, WUNK, WYDO.

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Greenville workers is 18 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 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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