The Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metro Area, commonly referred to as the Greenville Metropolitan Area, encompasses four counties in what is typically referred to as The Upstate of South Carolina. This area is located about half way between Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC. The 2013 population is 850,965, an increase of 3.26% over 2010. This area is also part of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Combined Statistical Area, which is the 11th fastest growing in the nation.
As the largest Metropolitan Area in the state of South Carolina and with a rapidly growing foreign-born population, Greenville and its sister city of Spartanburg help to anchor the state's international business growth. South Carolina ranked 4th in the Nation in the percent of private-industry employment in foreign companies (US Bureau of Economic Analysis) and 1st in the Nation for jobs through foreign investment (IBM's 2012 Global Location Trends Report).
Total Population: 874,869
(An increase of 6.16 % in the past 5 years.)
- Foreign Born - 42,207
- Language Spoken at Home - 55,046
[ Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]