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  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-
Greenville is a town in North Carolina with a population of 89,745. Greenville is in Pitt County. Living in Greenville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Greenville there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Greenville and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Greenville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$742
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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Greenville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    453
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    41
    41
  • Robbery
    166
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    782
    500
  • Theft
    2,770
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,069
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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I consider Greenville to be the Las Vegas of North Carolina, without all the nightlife. There is a reason the locals call it G-Vegas! Expect many stop lights on Greenville Blvd that will require you to travel for up to 20 minutes in a stretch of four miles, especially during the academic sessions of East Carolina University. Many great areas for food and shopping, but not much nightlife entertainment for the older adult crowd, excluding the college students. Great area for college students and families, but not great for older singles or couples with no children.
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Greenville is a college town with a lot of younger people. In 28 years, I have never had an automobile accident; that changed the first few months of being here. The first accident, a Greenville trash truck side swiped me in an intersection; my second accident (only a few months later) a college freshman t-boned in through a different intersection. Traffic here is terrible with unfocused children. The positives of Greenville include a low cost of living, a small town feel while having everything necessary within a 10min drive, and plenty of part time job opportunities.
My overall experience being in Greenville has been great! I Love the area because it reminds me of back home in Virginia. Virginia is where I came from and the country side is where I grew up. This area also reminds me of home because of how some good people are and how spacious and how you can see stores from where you stay at sometimes and as I got older I always wanted to be at a place that I can call home, not only calling home but knowing that it's home.