Greenville, NC - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    86,249
  • Population Density
    2,425 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    36 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    110 3.2
Greenville is a small city in North Carolina with 86,249 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and very high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 110 reviews
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    • 2
    Overall Experience at Greenville: Two months after moving in, one night I could not sleep . I heard a noise outside , I looked out in time to see a young man get murdered. I had never in my life experienced or seen such violence. If I had a choice and more time I would not have moved here in the first place. With all the violence I see on the news I am not sure what would be better than in a little town. where everyone knows everyone by name and looks out for each other.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Greenville: It is a great location for a University (East Carolina University). It is approximately 2 hours away from North Carolina's major cities, beaches, and mountains. The Eastern North Carolina community is very close knit. They all live for Pirate football. I have never lived in a place where the whole community comes together in support of one another. I see a lot of changes for the better. The medical center--which serves the entire eastern half of North Carolina-- is growing and is becoming quite a hub for medical care. The city of Greenville is also fostering the growth of small businesses and other community centers. Overall, I really enjoyed my time here.
    • 2
    Overall Experience at Greenville: There seems ti be no improvement around here. everything just stays the same.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Greenville: I love the parks and trails in the area
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Greenville: My overall experience of this area has been great. When we first moved to this area, people welcomed us with opening arms. They were kind and willing to help us with moving in. I can say that now it has still the same as it was when we first moved here.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Greenville Township 48,597
3.66 Winterville Township 48,609
4.00 Winterville 9,332
2.33 Belvoir Township 9,450
3.00 Arthur Township 6,591
3.33 Falkland Township 3,673
3.00 Chicod Township 6,795
3.66 Grimesland Township 11,958
3.00 Carolina Township 1,316
2.66 Pactolus Township 9,020

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 27858 56,930
2.66 27834 54,699
3.66 28590 23,983

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
2.66 Pitt County Schools 37

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 Hope Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Wintergreen Intermediate School Public 3-5 Elementary
3.33 Junius H. Rose High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 D.H. Conley High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Chicod Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Ridgewood Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Creekside Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 A.G. Cox Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Elmhurst Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 H.B. Sugg Elementary School Public PK, K-2 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Bethel Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Wintergreen Primary School Public PK, K-2 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Eastern Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 South Central High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Falkland Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Farmville Central High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 G.R. Whitfield Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 W.H. Robinson Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Ayden-Grifton High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Stokes Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Ayden Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Pactolus Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Farmville Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Ayden Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Wahl Coates Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 The Oakwood School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
2.33 Trinity Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
Greenville Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
St. Peter's Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Christ Covenant School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
Greenville Montessori School Private, Montessori K-6 Elementary
Faith Christian Academy Private, Religious K-3 Elementary
Community Christian Academy Private, Religious K-5 Elementary
Calvary Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Brookhaven Seventh-day Adventist School Private, Religious 1-8 Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
3.33 East Carolina University
Pitt Community College
Edgecombe Community College
Lenoir Community College
Wilson Community College
Beaufort County Community College
Martin Community College
Mitchell's Hairstyling Academy - Greenville

Around Greenville

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
White 55.15% 63.25% 64.88%
African American 36.43% 12.23% 21.14%
Hispanic 3.60% 16.62% 8.55%
Asian 2.80% 4.83% 2.27%
Multiracial 1.68% 2.05% 1.85%
Native American 0.23% 0.66% 1.08%
Other 0.09% 0.19% 0.18%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.16% 0.05%

Age

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
9 years and under 11% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 8% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 29% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 16% 13% 13%
35 to 44 years 11% 13% 14%
45 to 54 years 9% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 12%
65 and over 8% 13% 13%

Education Levels

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
Less than a high school diploma 10% 14% 15%
High school diploma or equivalent 21% 28% 27%
Some college or associate degree 31% 29% 31%
Bachelor's degree 22% 18% 18%
Master's degree or higher 15% 11% 9%

Gender

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
Male 45.0% 49.2% 48.7%
Female 55.0% 50.8% 51.3%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
Rent 62.2% 35.1% 33.6%
Own 37.8% 64.9% 66.4%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
Assault 401.1 278.9 294.3
Murder 8.0 5.0 5.8
Rape 22.7 15.3
Robbery 198.8 159.8 154.0

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
Burglary 1314.5 573.5 1001.2
Larceny 2923.3 2079.6 2872.0
Motor vehicle theft 150.0 235.5 188.4

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 12 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 0% Not sure
  • 17% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 18 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 18 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 8 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 8 responses

  • 0% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 75% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 12% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 12% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 57% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 36% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 7% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 13 responses

  • 8% I love everything about it.
  • 46% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 46% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 14 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments