A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$742
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%

Greenville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    360
    0
  • Murder
    8
    0
  • Rape
    41
    41
  • Robbery
    151
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    811
    1
  • Theft
    2,722
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,435
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Greenville Reviews

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Greenville is an up & coming town in North Carolina! In just 2 years of living here, I have watched it grow. The city is constantly opening new and fun places to go and new things to do. I love the feel of downtown. The traffic is really bad, and there is a lack of greenways and parks. I would love this town more if it was "greener" and outdoor friendly. The nightlife is good & there are a lot of great opportunities here!
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Greenville is a city that has a lot to offer. From college football to family friendly parks to delicious local restaurants there is plenty of great activities to do without having to drive too far. There is a great nightlife downtown with several bars and clubs. All throughout the city there is a variety of shops and boutiques along with a mall. There are also many apartment complexes and safe neighborhoods to live. Greenville also offers many medical practices and an amazing hospital with generous staff!
My experience with the City of Greenville, NC. was mixed. My primary focus for this review was public safety and community concerns. Greenville has a population of 174 thousand with a racial composition of 60% Caucasian, 32% African American, 5% Hispanic, and 3% other. I spoke with 24 residents, covering each composition. Among Caucasians the greatest community concern was the public school system. The majority reported the public school system to be lagging behind in educational standards. Among African Americans & Hispanics the greatest concern was the lack of employment. With Eastern Carolina University being located within the City, the college floods the local employment with students for entry level jobs, leaving very little employment opportunities. Among all groups public safety was commended. All groups reported the Police & Fire Departments to be friendly, fair, and compassionate.