NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE IN GREENVILLE, SC

A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN UNITED WAY OF GREENVILLE COUNTY AND FURMAN UNIVERSITY

About this Project


In the fall of 2017, Furman University's Collaborative for Community-Engaged Learning partnered with the United Way of Greenville County to understand more about the continually changing demographics of Greenville County. Many local stakeholders, especially philanthrophy and social service organizations, believe it is imperative to better understand what can be done to mitigate negative consequences of change and better serve populations that require support now and in the future. Given the nature of this work, this interactive website allows our public stakeholders (you!) to explore our data and findings in a variety of mediums. We invite you to explore our data-filled maps, read our executive summary, and take an in depth dive into the methods, focus group interviews and more. Thanks for visiting the site! To read our methods, click here.





 

Greenville Housing Sales Data

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Gentrification Typology

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COMMUNITY WELL-BEING MEASURES

Select the icon below to see how measures of well-being in each category have changed over time in Greenville and surrounding counties. By clicking on the PDF icon directly below, you will find more in-depth indicator descriptions.

Human indicators measure age, race, diversity, education, dependency index, number of children per household, population density, preschool enrollment, and single-parent households.

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Manufacturing indicators measure housing built before 1940, inadequate heating sources, mobile homes, renter-occupied homes, vacancy rates, and vehicle access.

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Financial indicators measure homeowner costs, income inequality, median contract rent, median house value, median household income, absence of health insurance, per capita income, poverty status (family), poverty status (individual), renter costs, SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance programs), and unemployment status.

Social indicators measure linguistic isolation, those who have moved in the last five years (1990-2000), and those who have moved in the last year (2010-2016).

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COMMUNITY FOCUS GROUP FULL REPORT 

We especially thank the community residents and local businesses that participated in this study and helped us to better understand their communities and neighborhoods. United Way of Greenville County supported this research, and we deeply value our ongoing collaboration.

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