City of Greenville
Planted in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of South Carolina’s upstate, Greenville offers something for everyone. The lively downtown features year-round activities, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, museums, art galleries and more. You are always close to nature, and scenic lakes, mountains and trails are minutes away. No matter where your time in Greenville takes you, you will discover that this is a place that perfectly marries restoration and growth with Southern charm, a rich history and plentiful natural attractions.
With a population of over 72,000 as of 2022, it is the fifth-largest municipality in the state and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Greenville County’s population of over 547,000 as of 2022 makes it the largest county in South Carolina. Greenville is the largest city in the Greenville-Anderson Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had a population of 9958,958 in 2022, making it the largest in South Carolina and the third largest in the Carolinas. Greenville is the largest city in the 10-county region of northwestern South Carolina, known as “The Upstate”, which had a Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population of 1,537,109 as of 2022.
Greenville’s City Council is comprised of a mayor and six council members, two who are elected at-large and four who are elected from their respective districts. Knox White has served as the mayor of Greenville since December 1995.