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Greenville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Greenville had a population of 4,433 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Greenville is located at latitude 37.2113 and longitude -87.1763 in Muhlenberg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greenville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Muhlenberg County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 525 feet.

The City of Greenville (GNIS ID: 2403749) 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.

Kentucky 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 Muhlenberg 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.

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


Total Population 4,433
Daytime Population: Workers 2,822
Daytime Population: Residents 2,599
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,421
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 3,999
Population in Familes 3,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 434
Population Density2 940
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $43,334
Average Household Income $54,261
Per Capita Income $23,472


Total Housing Units 1,976 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,116 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 637 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 223 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $116,504
Average Home Value $144,852


Total Households 1,753
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,126
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 0.25% 0.07%
Households 0.1% 0.06%
Families 0.42% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Greenville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenville to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 95 83rd
Population Density # 261 52nd
Diversity Index # 196 64th
Median Household Income # 241 56th
Per Capita Income # 220 59th

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