Greer Named 3rd Fastest Growing City in the Upstate

Four Greenville County cities rank among the top-25 fastest growing cities and towns in South Carolina, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The data shows the latest federal population estimates across the state, as of July 1, 2018. Comparing those figures with estimates from July 1, 2017, underlines the growth the Greenville County area is experiencing.

Here’s a look at how each of Greenville County’s six incorporated cities rank in growth rate between 2017 and 2018 and how that compares to the rest of the Upstate and South Carolina as a whole using the U.S. Census Bureau’s list of 271 cities and towns in the state.

1. Fountain Inn

Fountain Inn was the second fastest growing town or city in all of South Carolina between 2017 and 2018, going up from an estimated 8,654 to 10,019 people That’s a 15.77% growth rate, which is second in the state only to the town of Trenton, which grew from an estimated 214 people to 252 people (28.57%).

  • Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 2
  • Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 15.77%
  • Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 8,654 to 10,019 people
  • Population change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 7,799 to 10,019 people
  • Growth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 28.47%

2. Simpsonville

    • Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 14
    • Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 4.34%
    • Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 22,079 to 23,037 people
    • Population change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 18,238 to 23,037 people
    • Growth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 26.31%

3. Greer

  • Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 18
  • Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 3.33%
  • Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 31,066 to 32,102 people
  • Population change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 25,515 to 32,102
  • Growth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 25.82%

4. Travelers Rest

  • Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 23
  • Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 2.86%
  • Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 5,107 to 5,253 people
  • Population change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 4,576 to 5,253 people
  • Growth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 14.79%

5. Greenville

  • Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 93
  • Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 0.43%
  • Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 68,268 to 68,563 people
  • Population change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 58,409 to 68,563
  • Growth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 17.38%

6. Mauldin

  • Statewide rank for growth rate between 2017 to 2018: 111
  • Growth rate 2017 to 2018: 0.21%
  • Estimated population change 2017 to 2018: 25,140 to 25,193 people
  • Population change between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 22,889 to 25,193 people
  • Growth rate between 2010 census and 2018 estimate: 10.07%

Written by , The Greenville News

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