Greenville, NC

Greenville, situated in Pitt County, is a city made up of 26.3 square miles.

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Greenville was founded in 1771, and was originally named "Martinsborough" in honor of Josiah Martin.  

It would be in 1786 that the town would take its current name after General Nathaniel Greene.  

In September 1999, the town fell victim to 17 inches of rainfall from Hurricane Floyd, which led to floods overnight causing $ 1.6 billion in damage to Pitt County.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Greenville is 26 years. The median estimated household income is about $34,000 making it about $14,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $24,500. The average price for a home in Greenville is about $150,000 (2015) which is $10,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $750 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Greenville is 53% White, 37% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 8% other.

90% of the population are high school graduates, with 37% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

29% are married, 9% are divorced, 3% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 55% that have never been married.

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Pitt County

Greenville belongs to Pitt County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for William Pitt the Elder, is part of the Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Pitt County has a population of 168,000 and it's largest city Greenville, with a population of 10,000, is the county seat.

The county, formed from part of Beaufort County, borders Edgecombe, Greene, Wilson, Lenoir, Beaufort, Craven, and Martin Counties.

Pitt County is made up of 655 square miles. 652 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.

Population

The population of Greenville, NC is about 91,500. The population has been steadily increasing since the city's founding.

Elevation

The elevation of Greenville, NC is 56 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Greenville, NC are 27833, 27834, 27835, 27836, 27858.

Area Code

The area code for Greenville, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Greenville and Pitt County have voted mostly Republican, with 53% going to George W. Bush during the 2004 Presidential Election.

This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections, though the city has voted Democrat in recent years.

As of 2010, 59% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 37% are Protestants with Catholics and others making up around 4%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Greenville is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average of around 5%.

Food preparation, sales, management, and office administration make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Daily Reflector is the primary newspaper that covers the Pitt County area.


 

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