Greenville grows

Those of us who live in Greenville know the perks of living here. Now it seems that the word is getting out.

Nearly four people move to town every day, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The city's population was 90,597 on July 1, 2015. That's an increase of 7% since 2010.

Greenville remains the 10th largest city in the state.

Known as the hub of eastern North Carolina, Greenville is located about an hour from the state capitol of Raleigh and just over an hour from the beach towns of the southern Outer Banks.

It's a vibrant, verdant city boasting a world-class regional medical center (Vidant Medical Center) and one of the state's largest universities (East Carolina University).

Greenville offers something rare in today's fast-paced society -- a small town ambiance ideal for family, work and play combined with all the “big city” amenities like shopping, dining, arts, entertainment, education and superb health care.

Greenville's average temperature is a mild 61.6 degrees, with an annual snowfall of just 4 inches, according to U.S. Climate Data.

The town already has been named one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" in the nation (2008, 2010); Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportstown USA" for the state of North Carolina in 2004; in the Top 10 of the nation's "Best Small Places for Business and Careers" by Forbes Magazine (2012); and 24th in mid-city business growth and development by Forbes Magazine (2010).