Greer, SC

Greer profile

Living in Greer

Greer is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 35,308 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Greer is the 14th largest community in South Carolina. Greer has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Greer, where the median household income is $65,516.00.

Greer real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Greer house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greer is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greer who work in sales jobs (11.62%), office and administrative support (10.78%), and management occupations (8.05%).

Also of interest is that Greer has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The population of Greer is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.43% of adults in Greer have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greer in 2018 was $31,409, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,636 for a family of four. However, Greer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Greer is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Greer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Greer also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greer include German, Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

In addition, Greer has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.96%).

The most common language spoken in Greer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.