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Greenville, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Greenville Census Designated Place had a population of 8,848 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Greenville is located at latitude 41.8824 and longitude -71.5535 in Providence County. The formal boundaries for the Greenville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles. Providence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 269 feet.

The Greenville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378105) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Greenville Census Designated Place is located within Town of Smithfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Providence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Greenville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Greenville, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,848
Population in Households 8,473
Population in Familes 6,979
Population in Group Qrtrs 375
Population Density1 1,716
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 3,538
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,337
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,757 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,701 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 837 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $271,414
Average Home Value $297,510


Median Household Income $81,176
Average Household Income $103,989
Per Capita Income $42,323
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.57%
Households 0.42% 0.6%
Families 0.4% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Greenville, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenville to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 68th
Population Density1 # 16 56th
Diversity Index2 # 26 26th
Median Household Income # 5 88th
Per Capita Income # 6 85th

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