Greenville County, South Carolina

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Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina, United States. The population was 395,357 at the 2000 census, making it the most populous county in the state. It is included in the Greenville–MauldinEasley Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is the city of Greenville.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 795 square miles (2,059.0 km2), of which 790 square miles (2,046.1 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.61%) is water.[2]

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 395,357 people, 149,556 households, and 101,997 families residing in the county. The population density was 480 people per square mile (186/km²). There were 162,803 housing units at an average density of 206 per square mile (80/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.53% White, 18.30% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.76% of the population. 19.6% were of American, 10.8% English, 9.2% German and 8.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 93.2% spoke English and 3.9% Spanish as their first language.

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