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Greenville, Alabama - Basic Facts

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The City of Greenville had a population of 7,996 as of July 1, 2017. Greenville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Greenville is located at latitude 31.8431 and longitude -86.6369 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greenville (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 440 feet.

The City of Greenville (GNIS ID: 2403748) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Greenville is located within Greenville Division of Butler 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Greenville: Buttsville.

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Greenville, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,996
Daytime Population: Workers 5,147
Daytime Population: Residents 4,703
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,850
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 7,875
Population in Familes 6,426
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 374
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $28,425
Average Household Income $40,665
Per Capita Income $16,773


Total Housing Units 3,717 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,772 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,527 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 418 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $97,395
Average Home Value $122,373


Total Households 3,299
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,119
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.24% -0.47%
Households -0.14% -0.4%
Families -0.05% -0.54%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.28%

Greenville, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenville to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 83 86th
Population Density # 196 66th
Diversity Index # 90 85th
Median Household Income # 522 10th
Per Capita Income # 516 11th

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