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Encyclopedia > Greer, South Carolina

Greer is a town between Greenville and Spartanburg in Greenville and Spartanburg counties in South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 16,843. Today, it is believed to be in excess of 20,000. Each day, more than three times that number of people pass through the city on the two highways which run through the city. Location in South Carolina Coordinates: County Greenville County Founded 1831 Government  - Mayor Knox White Area  - City 67. ... Spartanburg is a city located in Spartanburg County in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America, and 98 miles north of Columbia. ... Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Spartanburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Greer is home to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, which serves Greenville, Spartanburg, and The Upstate. Greer is also the site of the only BMW manufacturing facility in North America. According to a June 2005 article in The Greenville News, BMW's Greer plant employs about 4,600 workers, and has attracted dozens of suppliers in South Carolina, providing jobs for more than 12,000 workers. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is an airport in Greer, South Carolina, USA, near Greenville, South Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... Location in South Carolina Coordinates: County Greenville County Founded 1831 Government  - Mayor Knox White Area  - City 67. ... Spartanburg is the largest city and the county seat of Spartanburg CountyGR6 in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America, and is the second-largest city of the three primary cities in the Upstate region of South Carolina. ... The Upcountry is the region in northwestern South Carolina. ... The world-wide recognized term, BMW, abbreviated for Bayerische Motoren Werke or in English Bavarian Motor Works, is an independent German company and manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. ... The Greenville News is an Upstate South Carolina newspaper based in Greenville, SC. // History The Greenville News started off as a four page publication in 1874. ...


Greer has also been home to the Michelin North America main headquarters for almost a quarter of a century. It is South Carolina's fifth biggest employer. Its longtime presence in South Carolina has amassed a work force of 9,000 and owns seven manufacturing facilities in South Carolina: Anderson, Greenville, Lexington, Spartanburg and Winnsboro. Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) (Euronext: ML) based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tire manufacturer. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... Manufacturing, a branch of industry, is the application of tools and a processing medium to the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale. ... Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Location in South Carolina Coordinates: County Greenville County Founded 1831 Government  - Mayor Knox White Area  - City 67. ... Lexington is a town located in Lexington County, South Carolina. ... Spartanburg is the largest city and the county seat of Spartanburg CountyGR6 in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America, and is the second-largest city of the three primary cities in the Upstate region of South Carolina. ...


Geography

Greer is located at 34°55′49″N, 82°13′30″W (34.930304, -82.225052)GR1. Image File history File links SCMap-doton-Greer. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.8 km² (16.1 mi²). Greer has 3 lakes; Lake Robinson, Apalache Lake and Lake Cunningham; Greer also has the Middle Tyger river running through it and the Apalache River The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 16,843 people, 6,714 households, and 4,511 families residing in the city. The population density was 403.2/km² (1,044.5/mi²). There were 7,386 housing units at an average density of 176.8/km² (458.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.39% White, 19.49% African American, 1.16% Asian, 0.22% Native American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.42% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.18% of the population. Since 2000, the city has seen an explosive increase in Hispanic immigration. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,714 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,140, and the median income for a family was $41,864. Males had a median income of $33,147 versus $23,566 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,546. About 12.2% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • Official website
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 34.930304° -82.225052°
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    • Satellite image from Google Maps, Windows Live Local, WikiMapia
    • Topographic map from TopoZone
    • Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA
  • BMW executive says Greer plant is vital to company's future, a June 2005 article from The Greenville News
  • BMW Zentrum, the only BMW museum in North America, near BMW's plant

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Greer, South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (486 words)
Greer is a suburb of Greenville and Spartanburg located in Greenville and Spartanburg counties in South Carolina.
Greer is home to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, which serves Greenville, Spartanburg, and The Upstate.
Greer is also the site of the only BMW manufacturing facility in North America.
City of Greer, South Carolina (543 words)
Located between the cities of Greenville and Spartanburg, the City of Greer has become the center for South Carolina's "Upstate Region." Greer, while rich in history, continues to be a "work in progress" as one of South Carolina's fastest growing cities, boasting a population of more than 20,000 residents.
Greer is committed to the best…we value kindness, graciousness, environment, dignity, respect, diversity, community and compassion.
In accordance with the State of South Carolina "Buckle Up" Campaign, Greer City Police is posting the number of tickets written for failure to wear a seatbelt as well as failure to properly restrain a child.
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