Greenville, South Carolina - Facts & Figures
Greenville, South Carolina is located about halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. In the 1800s, Greenville had a great boom in its population when gold and other minerals were found, including rubies, amethysts, garnets and emeralds. By 1917, Greenville was known as the Textile Center of the World. Greenville was a training camp for Army recruits during World War I, which led to the opening of Donaldson Air Force Base. Although it closed in the 1960s, it is now used as a business park for many of Greenville's corporations. More than 20 higher education institutions have campuses in Greenville, and it is also home to two main health systems.
- Population: 59,390
- Industries: Manufacturing; Retail trade; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Construction; Educational services; Accommodation and food services; Administrative and support and waste management services
- Area Codes: 864
- ZIP Codes: 29601, 29602, 29603, 29604, 29605, 29606, 29607, 29608, 29609, 29610, 29611, 29612, 29613, 29614, 29615, 29616, 29617, 29698
- Surrounding Cities: Charlotte, NC; Judson, SC; Dunean, SC; City View, SC; Parker, SC; Sans Souci, SC; Welcome, SC; Wade Hampton, SC; Gantt, SC