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Greenville, North Carolina

Greenville is a city located in Pitt County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,476. It is the county seat of Pitt County6. On March 19, 1861 during the American Civil War, the Battle of Bentonville began here. By the end of the battle on the 21st Confederate forces had retreated from the area.


\nGreenville 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.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 60,476 people, 25,204 households, and 11,997 families residing in the city. The population density is 912.8/km² (2,364.6/mi²). There are 28,145 housing units at an average density of 424.8/km² (1,100.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 61.40% White, 34.14% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.82% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 2.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 2.18 and the average family size is 2.91. 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. Males have a median income of $31,847 versus $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 people living in poverty, 24.1% are under the age of 18 and 20.4% are 65 or older.