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Greenville, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Greenville is the 9th largest city in Mississippi with a population of 32,542 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Greenville, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 32,542
Daytime Population: Workers 13,240
Daytime Population: Residents 20,657
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,897
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 31,899
Population in Familes 26,375
Population in Group Qrtrs 643
Population Density2 1,210
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $28,781
Average Household Income $45,133
Per Capita Income $17,040


Total Housing Units 14,529 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,036 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,992 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,501 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $80,873
Average Home Value $104,937


Total Households 12,028
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 8,153
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.76% -1.04%
Households -0.72% -0.99%
Families -0.94% -1.12%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.49%

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, 2017 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 Density # 48 87th
Diversity Index # 244 33rd
Median Household Income # 272 25th
Per Capita Income # 256 30th

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