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
    105 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 105 reviews
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    • 3
    Overall Experience at Greenville: Greenville, North Carolina is definitely not the worst place to live. It can be a bit rough because it is a college town and the college students can get a bit out of hand, but overall Greenville is a nice place. There are many things to do here from laser tag, ice skating, bowling, shopping, to movies, and tons of places to eat. You will never have to say there is not enough variety in our restaurant selection.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Greenville: This area isn't bad. The weather is usually not extreme, although you may experience all four seasons in one week. It's not too hot or cold. The college here is nice - if you're into sports, you'll love the football culture. It's very lively and the whole community comes together for home games. But if you're not into football and you don't like to party at clubs, there's not a whole lot to do. There are some really nice locally owned restaurants and coffee shops though, and the people are generally very nice and friendly. If you have kids, I think this is probably a better area than for young people. If you're young, there's not much to do except party and drink which can be a bad environment. Crime is going down and the downtown area is being revived so I think overall, this place is getting better. Just needs more people to care about it.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Greenville: If I were somewhere else and found out about this place, I would have probably moved or gone here. It's near the library, stores and restaurants.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Greenville: There is not much to do, but the people are nice and there are great places to eat. I could probably live here for a few years, but definitely not forever. The weather doesn't change much. You basically get 6 months of summer and then 6 months of winter.
    • 2
    Transportation at Greenville: There are not enough parking and permits are expensive. There are many sidewalks though, so you can always walk. But not many places are accessible.

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 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 Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Ridgewood Elementary School Public K-5 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 PK, K-5 Pre-K, 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, Middle
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
Sadie Saulter Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, 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, Middle
2.66 W.H. Robinson Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Ayden-Grifton High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Stokes Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.33 Ayden Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Pactolus Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.33 Farmville Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Ayden Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 The Oakwood School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Trinity Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Greenville Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, 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
Children's Montessori School Private, Montessori K Elementary

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
3.9"
3.4"
4.0"
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5.4"
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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 5 responses

  • 100% Yes
  • 0% Not sure
  • 0% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 9 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 9 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 9 responses

  • 0% I love everything about it.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 33% 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 8 responses

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