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Greenville, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Greenville is the 9th largest city in Mississippi with a population of 33,172 as of July 1, 2016. Greenville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Greenville is located at latitude 33.3835 and longitude -91.0523 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greenville (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.76 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 128 feet.

The City of Greenville (GNIS ID: 2403752) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Greenville is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Greenville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Greenville, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,172
Population in Households 32,453
Population in Familes 26,885
Population in Group Qrtrs 719
Population Density1 1,233
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 12,209
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 8,280
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,293 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,916 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,272 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $78,713
Average Home Value $104,000


Median Household Income $27,743
Average Household Income $42,835
Per Capita Income $16,155
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.72%
Households -0.6% -0.67%
Families -0.85% -0.82%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Greenville, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenville to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 98th
Population Density1 # 49 87th
Diversity Index2 # 243 33rd
Median Household Income # 273 25th
Per Capita Income # 260 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.