Greenville, NC

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Population

90,347

0.671% growth

Poverty Rate

32.1%


Median Age

26.8


Median Household Income

$36,496

4.07% growth

Number of Employees

43,199

0.575% growth

Median Property Value

$152,100

2.63% growth

About

In 2017, Greenville, NC had a population of 90.3k people with a median age of 26.8 and a median household income of $36,496. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greenville, NC grew from 89,745 to 90,347, a 0.671% increase and its median household income grew from $35,069 to $36,496, a 4.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greenville, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.36%), and White (Hispanic) (2.34%). N/A% of the people in Greenville, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greenville, NC are East Carolina University (6,534 degrees awarded in 2017), Miller-Motte College-Greenville (261 degrees), and Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design (32 degrees).

The median property value in Greenville, NC is $152,100, and the homeownership rate is 33.5%. Most people in Greenville, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Greenville, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for North Carolina. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Greenville, NC employs 43.2k people. The largest industries in Greenville, NC are Educational Services (7,051 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,966 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,268 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,750), Wholesale Trade ($46,180), and Finance & Insurance ($45,197).

Median household income in Greenville, NC is $36,496. Males in Greenville, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Greenville, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,496

2017 value

± $1,803

4.07%

1 Year Growth

± 6.39%

Households in Greenville, NC have a median annual income of $36,496, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,069 in 2016, which represents a 4.07% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greenville, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3.01

  2. Census Tract 10.03

  3. Census Tract 5.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greenville, NC was Census Tract 3.01 with a value of $76,250, followed by Census Tract 10.03 and Census Tract 5.01, with respective values of $72,480 and $54,266.

The following map shows all of the places in Greenville, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

32.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greenville, NC (27.1k out of 84.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    12,849 ± 926

  2. Black

    12,106 ± 942

  3. Hispanic

    1,501 ± 350

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greenville, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

43.2k

2017 Value

± 1,905

0.575%

1 Year growth

± 6.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenville, NC grew at a rate of 0.575%, from 43k employees to 43.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greenville, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,990 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,677 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,527 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greenville, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greenville, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,990 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,677 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,527 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Greenville, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.89 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.85 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greenville, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($68,378), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($62,696), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,430).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

43.2k

2017 Value

± 1,905

0.575%

1 Year growth

± 6.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenville, NC grew at a rate of 0.575%, from 43k employees to 43.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greenville, NC, are Educational Services (7,051 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,966 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,268 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greenville, NC, though some of these residents may live in Greenville, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Greenville, NC, by number of employees, are Educational Services (7,051 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,966 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (6,268 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Greenville, NC has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.91 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.76 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greenville, NC, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,750), Wholesale Trade ($46,180), and Finance & Insurance ($45,197).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.7% of the population of Greenville, NC has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 6.46% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Greenville, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Greenville, NC see 993 patients per year on average, which represents a 7% increase from the previous year (928 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1248 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 299 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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993 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pitt County, NC see an average of 993 patients per year. This represents a 7% increase from the previous year (928 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pitt County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.3%

Uninsured

48.3%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

6.46%

Medicare

17.5%

Non-Group

1.61%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greenville, NC declined by 10.3% from 12.6% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Greenville, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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Diversity

Greenville, NC is home to a population of 90.3k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.06% of Greenville, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.57k people).

In 2017, there were 1.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.7k people) in Greenville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.46k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greenville, NC was 26.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Greenville, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Greenville, NC residents was 26.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.57k people

5.06%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.54k people

As of 2017, 5.06% of Greenville, NC residents (4.57k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greenville, NC was 5.06%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Greenville, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greenville, NC was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greenville, NC

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    46.7k ± 1.19k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    34.1k ± 1.22k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    2.46k ± 361

In 2017, there were 1.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.7k people) in Greenville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 34.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.46k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Greenville, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,161 ± 216

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    898 ± 288

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    740 ± 241

Greenville, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Greenville, NC awarded 6,835 degrees. The student population of Greenville, NC is skewed towards women, with 12,002 male students and 17,326 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greenville, NC are White (4,753 and 70.2%), followed by Black or African American (1,111 and 16.4%), Hispanic or Latino (370 and 5.47%), and Asian (197 and 2.91%).

The largest universities in Greenville, NC by number of degrees awarded are East Carolina University (6,534 and 95.6%), Miller-Motte College-Greenville (261 and 3.82%), and Alexander Paul Institute of Hair Design (32 and 0.468%).

The most popular majors in Greenville, NC are General Business Administration & Management (475 and 6.95%), Registered Nursing (310 and 4.54%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (294 and 4.3%).

The median tuition costs in Greenville, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,452 and $20,729 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 310 degrees awarded

  2. 284 degrees awarded

  3. 282 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greenville, NC was Registered Nursing with 310 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Greenville, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,534 degrees awarded

  2. 261 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

$4,452

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Greenville, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Carolina University with 6,534 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,603

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,232

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,603 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greenville, NC, which is 0.615 times less than the 4,232 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Greenville, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,753 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,111 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    370 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greenville, NC were to White students. These 4,753 degrees mean that there were 4.28 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,111 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greenville, NC was $152,100 in 2017, which is 0.662 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $148,200 to $152,100, a 2.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Greenville, NC is 33.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greenville, NC have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greenville, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$152,100

2017 Median

± $5,122

$148,200

2016 Median

± $6,385

In 2017, the median property value in Greenville, NC grew to to $152,100 from the previous year's value of $148,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greenville, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greenville, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$36,496

Median Household Income

± $1,803

36.6k

Number of Households

± 1,572

In 2017, the median household income of the 36.6k households in Greenville, NC grew to $36,496 from the previous year's value of $35,069.

The following chart displays the households in Greenville, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Greenville, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greenville, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

33.5%

2017 Homeownership

33.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 33.5% of the housing units in Greenville, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 33.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greenville, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greenville, NC have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Greenville, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.09%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Greenville, NC was Drove Alone (83.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.09%) and those who Worked At Home (3.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Greenville, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greenville, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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