Greenville, NC

Greenville, NC

One of North Carolina's fastest growing cities is Greenville, located in Pitt County on the Tar River.  It has been stated by American Demographics Magazine, to be ranked among the top 10 places in America for growth rate of both population and employment over the next twenty years.

Greenville is a vibrant business community that is known as the cultural, economical, and educational hub of Eastern North Carolina.  This well-established city was given the name “Sportstown USA” of North Carolina in 2004 by Sports Illustrated and the National Parks & Recreation Association.   It was also given the title “Pro Town USA” for being home to for many top professional BMX riders, such as Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist.

As of the year 2012, Greenville had a total population of 87,242.  The Greenville Metro Area includes approximately 148,000 residents. It is the county seat of Pitt County and the home of East Carolina University.
Greenville is also the birthplace of the Atlanta Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler, the late Chic bass player and producer Bernard Edwards, rapper Petey Pablo, and world famous Jazz pianist, composer, teacher and lecturer Billy Taylor.

Geography

Greenville is located at 35°36'6" North, 77°22'21" West (35.601613, -77.372366)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 68.0 km² (26.3 mi²). 66.3 km² (25.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.59% water.

Demographics

As of the year 2012, there are 87,242 people in the city of Greenville. The racial makeup of the city is 54.8% Caucasian, 36.7% African American, 3.8% Hispanic or Latino, 2.4% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.30% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races.
There are 25,204 households out of which 23.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.8% are married couples living together, 13.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 52.4% are non-families. 35.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is made up of 2.18 people and the average family size is made up of 2.91 people.

In the city the population is spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 28.7% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $28,648, and the median income for a family is $44,491. The median income for males is $31,847 and $26,324 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,476. 26.1% of the population and 15.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.1% of those under the age of 18 and 20.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Culture

Greenville serves as a regional entertainment hub for all of Eastern North Carolina.
The city has a vast array of local and national-chain restaurants to satisfy all tastes.
The retail sector offers shoppers varieties in price, selection, and style, bringing shoppers to Greenville from all over Eastern North Carolina. Antique stores are scattered throughout the city and offer a number of unique treasures
East Carolina University offers world-class musical concerts, theatrical and dance productions, travel films, and lectures.
Greenville citizens have a great passion for the East Carolina University Pirates. ECU sporting events include football, basketball, baseball, softball, track and field, swimming and golf.  People of all ages attend these sporting events and show their everlasting pride for the East Carolina Pirates.

Educational Institutions

Educational Institutions include East Carolina University and Pitt Community College.
Public schools, complete with links to their school website, include: 

A. G. Cox Middle (6-8)
Tracy Cole-Williams, Principal

School Website

252-756-3105

Ayden Elementary (K-5) 
Cornelia Cox, Principal

School Website

252-746-2121

Ayden-Grifton High (9-12) 
Marty Baker, Principal 

School Website

252-746-4183

Ayden Middle (6-8) 
Jeff Theus, Principal 

School Website

252-746-3672

Belvoir Elementary (K-5) 
Kevin Smith, Principal 

School Website

252-752-6365

Bethel School (K-8) 
Catina Moore, Prinicpal 

School Website

252-825-3801

C. M. Eppes Middle (6-8) 
Rebecca Beaulieu, Principal 

School Website

252-757-2160

Chicod School (K-8) 
Will Sanderson, Principal 

School Website

252-746-6742

Creekside Elementary (K-5) 
Carla Frinkso, Princpal 

School Website

252-353-5253

D. H. Conley High (9-12) 
Don Marr, Principal 

School Website

252-756-3440

E. B. Aycock Middle (6-8) 
Janarde Cannon, Principal 

School Website

252-756-4181

Eastern Elementary (K-5) 
Cathy Kirkland, Principal 

School Website

252-758-4813

Elmhurst Elementary (K-5) 
Colleen Burt, Principal 

School Website

252-756-0180

Falkland Elementary (K-5) 
Shammah Barrett, Principal 

School Website

252-752-7820

Farmville Central High (9-12) 
Brad Johnston, Principal 

School Website

252-753-5138

Farmville Middle (6-8) 
Randy St. Clair, Principal, 

School Website

252-753-2116

G. R. Whitfield School (K-8) 
Monica Jacobson, Principal 
School Website

252-752-6614

Grifton School (K-8) 
Mike Pollard, Principal 
School Website

252-524-5141

H. B. Sugg Elementary (K-2) 
Dr. Nicole Smith, Prinicpal 

School Website

252-753-2671

Hope Middle School (6-8) 
Jennifer Poplin, Principal 

School Website

252-355-7071

J. H. Rose High (9-12) 
Principal 
School Website

252-321-3640

Lakeforest Elementary (K-5)
LaVette Ford, Principal
School Website
252-756-3941

North Pitt High (9-12) 
Dr. Lionel Kato, Principal 

School Website

252-825-0054

Northwest Elementary (K-5) 
Dennis Teel, Principal 

School Website

252-752-6329

Pactolus School (K-8) 
Steve Lassiter, Principal 

School Website

252-752-6941

Ridgewood Elementary School (K-5) 
Ferdonia Stewart, Principal 

School Website

252-355-7879

Sam D. Bundy Elementary (3-5) 
Dr. Nicole Smith, Principal 

School Website

252-753-2013

South Greenville Elementary (K-5) 
Shawnda Cherry, Principal 
School Website
 

252-756-7004

South Central High (9-12) 
Julie Cary, Principal 

School Website

252-321-3232

Stokes School (K-8) 
Lesley Tyson, Principal 

School Website

252-752-6907

W. H. Robinson Elementary (K-5) 
Tiffany Vincent, Principal 

School Website

252-756-3707

Wahl-Coates Elementary (K-5) 
Chena Cayton, Principal 

School Website

252-752-2514

Wellcome Middle (6-8) 
Maurice Harris, Principal 

School Website

252-752-5938

Wintergreen Intermediate (3-5) 
Mary Carter, Principal 

School Website

252-355-2411

Wintergreen Primary (K-2) 
Mary Carter, Princpal 

School Website

252-353-5270

 

Transportation

Greenville is centrally located within Eastern North Carolina. Several major U.S. and state highways converge in the area to provide easy access to the interstate highway system. A 42-mile beltway highway system around the city is expected to be completed by 2016. Two of the nation's most extensive and financially healthy railroads intersect in Greenville.
Greenville is close to these destinations:

Air services are available through Pitt-Greenville Airport with scheduled flights daily to Charlotte's Douglas International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport via USAirways.
The city of Greenville operates an efficient mass transit bus system known as the Greenville Area Rapid Transit or GREAT.
Greenville has one of the largest greenway systems in the south. This network of sidewalks, gravel, and paved trails are used for walking, biking, and jogging. The greenway connects neighborhoods to recreational areas and parks within the city, making the community a very inviting environment.

Media

Newspapers

The Daily Reflector (www.reflector.com) serves as the main daily newspaper of Greenville.  Other newspapers that serve the city include The Greenville Times, The East Carolinian, Pieces of Eight, and The Minority Voice. The Mixer and Go Family are free monthly magazines that focus on events in and around Greenville.

Television

Greenville has eight broadcast TV stations:

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