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C228 - Community Health Nursing – Task 1

Christi Corder

Western Governors University

Identification of Community

Greenville County is located in upstate South Carolina along Interstate 85. It is found halfway between Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina. Greenville is part of the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area and is the largest city in this area (“Greenville, South Carolina,” n.d.). Approximately 59.7% of the population consists of individuals between the ages of 20-64 (“Demographics,” 2014). The leading causes of death in this county include cancer, followed closely by heart disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, and accidents (“County by County,” 2013). Industry overview consists of manufacturing, health care, public education, and engineering/construction. Approximately 58.5% of the population in Greenville County works a white-collar job, with Greenville Health Systems providing the most jobs followed by the School District of Greenville County (“County of Greenville,” 2014).

Summary of Tools

Population Economic Status Assessment

The Population Economic Status Assessment of the county was used to obtain population size, average household income, unemployment rates, and percentages of households below poverty level. The estimated population of Greenville County was 482,752 (“Demographics,” 2014). Of these, 76.9% of the population consists of whites, 18.5% African Americans, and 8.7% Hispanic or Latino (“Demographics,” 2014). The median household income was $48,480 in 2013 and 10.83% of the population in Greenville are at or below the poverty level (“Demographics,” 2014). The unemployment rate is 7.3% and there are currently 15.9% of adults without health insurance (“County of Greenville,” 2014).

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