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Five Forks, South Carolina
Census-designated place
Location of Five Forks, South Carolina
Location of Five Forks, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Greenville
 • Total 7.6 sq mi (19.7 km2)
 • Land 7.6 sq mi (19.6 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,140
 • Density 1,868/sq mi (721.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 45-25540
GNIS feature ID 1222418

Five Forks is a census-designated place (CDP) in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 14,140 at the 2010 census, up from 8,064 at the 2000 census. It is a growing, affluent suburb of Greenville and is part of the Greenville–MauldinEasley Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Five Forks is located in eastern Greenville County at 34°48′21″N 82°13′49″W / 34.80583°N 82.23028°W / 34.80583; -82.23028 (34.805912, -82.230346). It is 11 miles (18 km) east of the center of Greenville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.7 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.59%, is water.


As of the census of 2010, there were 14,140 people and 4,630 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,860.5 people per square mile (721.4/km²). There were 4,805 housing units at an average density of 632.2/sq mi (245.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.5% White, 5.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.4% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.0% some other race, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.

There were 4,630 households, out of which 53.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.3% were headed by married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.1% were non-families. 11.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.1% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05, and the average family size was 3.31.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.3 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

For the period 2011-15, the estimated median annual income for a household in the CDP was $115,050, and $120,139 for families. Male full-time workers had a median income of $86,543 versus $53,879 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $43,114. About 1.3% of families and 1.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

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