Greenville is the ninth fastest growing city in America

According to a report by CNNMoney, Greenville was the ninth fastest growing city in America between 2000 and 2010.  CNN Money analyzed U.S. Census data to arrive at its report.

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Below is a list of the top 10 fastest growing cities in America:

Charlotte, NC, population 1.25 million, grew 64.6 percent
Raleigh, NC, population 884,891, grew 63.4 percent
Cape Coral, FL, population 530,920, grew 60.8 percent
Provo, UT, population 482,819, grew 59 percent
Austin, TX, population 1.36 million, grew 51.1 percent
Las Vegas, NV, population 1.89 million, grew 43.5 percent
McAllen, TX, population 728,825, grew 39.3 percent
Knoxville, TN, population 558,696, grew 33.1 percent
Greenville, SC, population 400,492, grew 32.5 percentSan Antonio, TX, population 1.76 million, grew 32.4 percent

Eight of the ten cities are in Southern states.  Greenville is the smallest city on the list, but if the entire metro area is included (Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson), the area’s population is about 1 million.

Forbes: Greenville tied for first in best cities for job growth this Spring

A new report by Forbes finds that Greenville is the top city in the U.S. in expected job growth during the second quarter of 2012.

The finding is based on a survey of employers by ManpowerGroup.  According to the survey, the employment growth outlook for Greenville is impressive with 26 percent of area employers that expect to add jobs during the second quarter of 2012, compared with 2 percent that plan to reduce employment.  Greenvilled tied with Knoxville, TN, for the top spot in the report, followed by Syracuse, NY, Oklahoma City, OK, and Tulsa, OK.

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Did You Know: Characteristics of Owner-Occupied Housing in the Greenville Metro Area

A recent analysis by NAHB shows how the Greenville are stacks up against other communities in the US when comparing owner-occupied and single-family housing statistics.  Did you know:

  • Greenville ranks 99 in the nation in population, with 619,832 in an area that encompasses Pickens County as well.
  • Greenville ranks 96 in owner-occupied housing units, with 164,688 owner-occupied homes.
  • Greenville ranks 155 in homeownership rate.  The Greenville area homeownership rate is 68.2 percent.
  • Greenville ranks 303 in vacancy rate with 3.7 percent of owner-occupied homes standing vacant.
  • Greenville ranks 271 in percent of single-family detached housing, with 82.1 percent of is housing stock classified as single-family detached.
  • Greenville ranks 228 in median home value.  The median value of a home in Greenville is $142,600.
  • Greenville ranks 260 in median income of homeowners.  The median income of homeowners in Greenville is $54,549.
  • Greenville ranks 71 in the nation in homes built in 2005 or later.  According to NAHB’s report, 11.2 percent of homes in Greenville were built since 2005.
  • The percent of owner-occupied homes in Greenville fell 1.7 percent.  Greenville ranks 235 in the nation in the percent increase in owner-occupied homes.