Greenville, Florida

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Greenville is a town in Madison County, Florida, United States. The population was 837 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 832 [1].



Greenville is located at 30°28′2″N 83°38′6″W / 30.46722°N 83.635°W / 30.46722; -83.635 (30.467227, -83.635107)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land. Greenville is best known as being the childhood home of Rhythm and Blues icon, Ray Charles.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 837 people, 331 households, and 220 families residing in the town. The population density was 636.9 people per square mile (246.7/km²). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 299.8/sq mi (116.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 27.36% White, 72.04% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 331 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.8% were married couples living together, 27.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,060, and the median income for a family was $21,484. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $17,368 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,128. About 26.4% of families and 32.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.5% of those under age 18 and 25.7% of those age 65 or over.

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