A new report released on Thursday morning by the U.S. Census Bureau won't likely shock many who've seen the fast-paced development and influx of jobs cover much of Greenville within the last decade.
According to population estimates, Greenville is fourth among 15 of the fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. at 5.8 percent, with an estimated population of 67,453 as of July 1, 2016.
The July 1, 2015, Census population estimate for Greenville was 64,579, a 9.2 percent jump from April 1, 2010, at just below 60,000.
Ten of of the 15 cities, with populations of 50,000 or more, were pinned across the South last year. Four of the top five were in Texas, with Conroe city, near Houston, growing the fastest at 7.8 percent, the Census report showed.
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“Since the 2010 Census, the population in large southern cities grew by an average of 9.4 percent," Amel Toukabri, a demographer in the Census Bureau’s population division, said in the release.
The report published just hours before a year-long analysis conducted by The Riley Institute at Furman University and Upstate Forever, among others, showing population and growth trends in the Upstate region is set to be released at BMW Zentrum on Thursday afternoon.