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Greenville Metro Area
Profile: Small city Location: Eastern North Carolina, 80 miles east of Raleigh-Durham Elevation: 40 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
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Greenville is a gateway to the eastern third of North Carolina and is mainly an agricultural and trading center with a strong tobacco presence. Some employment categories have declined, partially due to cutbacks in the tobacco industry, but the economy is in transition and future job-growth projections are among the highest in the state. A wide assortment of other manufacturing activity, from pharmaceuticals to material handling equipment, is located in the area.
While East Carolina University provides a regional medical center and raises the level of educational attainment, most cultural amenities and services are found in Raleigh to the west. Greenville does have a strong local parks and recreation infrastructure. The area is a gateway to the coastal areas of the Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras, 100-plus miles to the east.
Greenville is located just above sea level on a flat coastal plain along the banks of the Tar River. Surrounding areas are agricultural with deciduous woods and tidewater marshes to the east. The climate is humid subtropical with a slight marine influence. Summer is sunny, hot, and humid, with more 90 degrees-plus days than most towns in North Carolina.
Winters are cool and fairly wet, but the area is close enough to the ocean and sheltered enough by the Appalachians to escape extreme cold; however, temperatures drop below freezing 45 times each winter. Annual rainfall is high, but snow is rare. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.
Interesting Facts about Greenville, North Carolina
As of 2014, Greenville's population is 84,445 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 27.79 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Greenville is $94,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.10 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Greenville's cost of living is 13.10% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Greenville public schools spend $9,833 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Greenville.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Greenville is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Greenville jobs have Increased by 1.87 percent.
Ranked #46 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (117 Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #105 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #180 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #257 Best Green Cities
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Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Greenville's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
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