About Greenville

The City of Greenville is deeply rooted in its Danish heritage. You will find that citizens here work together to better our community, be it through volunteering, organizing an event, or working hard towards a common goal.

Greenville offers an excellent balance of businessrecreationeducationhealth, and cultural opportunities.

Our residents and visitors delight in the vast array of recreational and cultural activities, beautiful natural resources, a historical downtown, and shopping district.  We have the annual Danish Festival, annual Tri-Greenville, the Flat River Trail, the Flat River Water Trail, Splash Pad, Kayak Launch, Skate Park, Public Library, Flat River Historical Museum, and Fight Falcon Museum to name a few recreational and cultural activities in Greenville.

2020 Census Data

(*Unless Otherwise Noted)

At 6.34 square miles (*2010), Greenville is Montcalm County’s largest municipality.

City of Greenville Population:

8,816 – This is a +3.8% population growth since 2010

  • Montcalm County population: 66,614
  • Montcalm, Kent & Ionia population: 729,869
  • Number of Greenville households (2015-2019): 3,648
  • Average household size (2015-2019): 2.25
  • Median household income for Greenville (in 2019 dollars): $35,536
  • High school graduate or higher: 90.7%

Click here for a map highlighting the area within a 15 and 20 mile radius of Greenville, Michigan.

Traffic Counts:

Click here for Michigan Department of Transportation’s Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) on state roads M-91 and M-57.  Just click on “entire state ADT map” and zoom in.


Assessed valuation of the city of Greenville in 1998 was $179,000,000.  The City’s tax rate is $13 per $1,000 assessed value.


Moderately hilly, surrounded by farmland and wooded tracts, watered by several streams and the Flat River.  Elevation is approximately 839 feet.


Temperatures range on an average from 21 degrees during the winter to 78 degrees in the summer.  Average annual rainfall is 36 inches.  Average annual snowfall is 60 inches.

  • The Greenville area enjoys a moderate climate.
  • January temperatures range from 13 to 29 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Summer temperatures range from 53 to 87 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The average snowfall is 3.5”
  • Average annual snowfall: 60”
  • The average rainfall is 2.5″
  • Average annual rainfall is 36″
Montcalm County’s Report Card

A mechanism to track how well citizens’ needs are being addressed over time regarding education, safety, health care, and economic development.


Historic Downtown District

Flat River Historical Museum

Tower Automotive

Gibson History

Federal Mogul

Other Greenville Facts

Greenville Municipal Airport

Greenville's History

Greenville's Municipal History