The total civilian labor force within 20 minutes of Greer is 147,985. It is 80,087 within a 15-minute radius (ESRI BAO, Jan. 2022). This represents all non-military employed and unemployed (actively seeking jobs) workers residing in the area.
This table summarizes the demographic characteristics of the working-age population in the community.
|15 Minute Radius||20 Minute Radius|
|Total Population (2021)||155,319||280,771|
|2021 Population by Age|
|2021 Population by Sex|
|2021 Population 25+ by Educational Attainment|
|High School Graduate||20.4%||22.4%|
|GED/ Alternative Credential||4.4%||5.0%|
|Some College, No Degree||19.5%||20.1%|
|Graduate/ Professional Degree||13.0%||11.0%|
City of Greer
2021 Civilian Population 16+ in Labor Force
Civilian Employed 96.7%
Civilian Unemployed 3.3%
2021 Employed Population 16+ by Industry
Wholesale Trade 2.7%
Retail Trade 10.2%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 6.6%
Public Administration 1.1%
2021 Employed Population 16+ by Occupation
White Collar 61.1%
Administrative Support 9.2%
7Blue Collar 25.0%
Transportation/Material Moving 8.4%
(ESRI BAO, City of Greer, Nov 2021)
Greer Trade Area
2022 Civilian Population 16+ in Labor Force
Civilian Employed 96.4%
Civilian Unemployed 3.6%
2022 Employed Population 16+ by Industry
Wholesale Trade 3.0%
Retail Trade 9.8%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 6.2%
Public Administration 2.8%
2022 Employed Population 16+ by Occupation
White Collar 66.3%
Administrative Support 10.5%
Blue Collar 20.6%
Transportation/Material Moving 6.2%
(ESRI BAO, City of Greer, 20 minute radius, Jan 2022)
The following represents the number of jobs and wages (2017-2022) in the two county Greenville-Spartanburg County Region (EMSI, Occupation Table, Greenville and Spartanburg Counties, 2022).
Greer has made significant improvements in the educational attainment of its population. In 1990, the percentage of the population over 25 years of age with a high school degree was 47.6 percent. In 2010, the percentage of Greer city residents over 18 years of age with a high school degree was 81.4 percent. Although these numbers are below the state and national levels, Greer is continuing to take proactive steps with local school districts and the business community to see more of the population completing the necessary level of education for the future.
South Carolina’s award-winning technical education system works in partnership with local industries to ensure the availability of a ready, well-training workforce. Customized training programs are provided through ReadySC. The local Workforce Investment Board “One Stop” program also provides a constant supply of trained workers for new and existing businesses.
The following data is from 2010 U.S. Census.
Educational Attainment of Persons 25 Years Old & Older, 2010
|No Diploma||H.S. Diploma or Alternative Credit||Some College, No Degree||Assoc. Degree||Bachelor’s Degree||Master’s Degree||Doctorate|
|City of Greer||3,129||4,893||3,118||1,642||2,724||1,070||103|
Occupations of People Working in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties (16+)
|Educational Services/Health Care and Social Assitance||66,878|
|Arts/Enterntainment and Recreation/Accomodation and Food Services||34,645|
|Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing and Hunting/Mining||1,884|
South Carolina consistently ranks as one of the least unionized in the nation. We are a right-to-work state, which prohibits the existence of closed union shops, maintenance of membership clauses, preferential hiring and any other stipulations mandating union membership. This enhances the ability of all employers to operate non-union facilities.
Greer is home to several of the nation’s leading labor law firms and a united community effort is made to minimize the need for unions. This includes emphasis on good management practices, employee participation, quality circles, and an emphasis on human resource programs.
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Population Growth Between 2000-2020
One of South Carolina's fastest growing cities, Greer is part of a region that totals over 1.5 million people.
Median age of population (2021): 37.5
Businesses in Greer have average revenues of $2,184,227; that is 139 percent higher than the average South Carolina business.