Greenville, NC - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    87,546
  • Population Density
    2,425 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    36 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    162 3.3
Greenville is a small city in North Carolina with 87,546 residents. It has low home values, average rent costs, and very high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 162 reviews
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    • 4
    Housing at Greenville: There are really nice apartments already built and more are being constructed.
    • 3
    Community at Greenville: Mix of College students and retired people for the most part. ECU and Vidant Medical Center are the biggest employers. Small Industrial Park with some major companies such as ASMO, NAACO, Yale, and DSM Dynemia. Greenville has reputation for having the most restaurants per capita in the USA.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Greenville: The area does not receive much crime other than the occasional loud parties. Although the area do need better street lamps and safer sidewalks without cracks.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Greenville: The complex is affordable and quiet. The people living in the area usually keep to themselves, but are friendly enough to strike up a conversation with. More people have been moving into the area for the past few years and are more loud and rowdy than usual. The area is convenient and close to campus, cutting out cost for transportation. Overall, I would choose to live here again.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Greenville: I haven't seen much of a police presence, but there have been times where others have called, and they responded quickly.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
Greenville Township 49,107
Winterville Township 49,109
3.00 Winterville 9,424
Belvoir Township 9,077
3.33 Arthur Township 6,478
3.33 Falkland Township 3,878
2.66 Chicod Township 7,109
Grimesland Township 12,881
3.00 Carolina Township 1,582
3.33 Pactolus Township 8,934

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
2.33 Hope Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
2.66 Wintergreen Intermediate School Public, Coed 3-5 Elementary
3.33 Junius H. Rose High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
3.00 D.H. Conley High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
2.66 Ridgewood Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
2.00 Creekside Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 A.G. Cox Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
2.33 Elmhurst Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
2.66 Wintergreen Primary School Public, Coed PK, K-2 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Eastern Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
2.33 South Central High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
2.00 Falkland Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
2.33 Farmville Central High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
1.66 Pactolus Public, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.00 Farmville Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
2.33 Wahl Coates Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 E.B. Aycock Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
2.33 North Pitt High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
2.00 Wellcome Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
2.00 C.M. Eppes Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
1.66 Belvoir Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
1.66 South Greenville Elementary School Public, Coed K-5 Elementary
1.66 Lakeforest Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

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

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
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 53.97% 63.25% 64.56%
African American 36.56% 12.23% 21.15%
Hispanic 4.27% 16.62% 8.70%
Asian 2.82% 4.83% 2.36%
Multiracial 1.99% 2.05% 1.89%
Native American 0.31% 0.66% 1.09%
Other 0.06% 0.19% 0.19%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.16% 0.06%

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 8% 12% 12%
65 and over 8% 13% 14%

Education Levels

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
Less than a high school diploma 9% 14% 15%
High school diploma or equivalent 22% 28% 27%
Some college or associate degree 31% 29% 31%
Bachelor's degree 24% 18% 18%
Master's degree or higher 14% 11% 10%

Gender

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
Female 54.6% 50.8% 51.3%
Male 45.4% 49.2% 48.7%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
Own 37.1% 64.9% 65.8%
Rent 62.9% 35.1% 34.2%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
Assault 340.4 264.1 306.5
Murder 4.4 5.2 6.7
Rape 14.4 36.8 22.4
Robbery 159.6 135.0 142.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Greenville, NC United States North Carolina
Burglary 886.9 575.0 908.2
Larceny 3072.1 2114.0 2820.7
Motor vehicle theft 126.4 257.3 180.8

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
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    67°
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    71°
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    Precipitation

  • 3.9"
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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 26 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 4% Not sure
  • 23% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 42 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 39 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 29 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 29 responses

  • 17% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 59% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 21% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 3% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 16 responses

  • 38% Very accepting.
  • 56% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 6% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 38 responses

  • 24% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 47% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 24% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 5% 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 32 responses

  • 6% I love everything about it.
  • 56% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 38% 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 35 responses

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