excels as part of the fastest growing area on the Eastern
Seaboard. Pitt County's population of almost 134,000, (Census
2000 data), showed a 23% increase in growth since 1990. The 2004
Census estimate was 140,587, another increase of five percent. Pitt
County ranks as NC's thirteenth most populated county.
The exciting city of Greenville
serves as the seat to Pitt County and the cultural, educational and
economic hub as well. Greenville's thriving business community
receives consistent top rankings as one of the best places to work,
live or study. Major companies such as Rubbermaid,
Nacco and Grady
White Boats provide high-wage, white-collar employment. The Brody
School of Medicine and the Pitt
County Memorial Hospital attract physicians and patients from
around the globe. Pitt County claims the third-highest percentage of
physicians in North
With over 60,000 residents, Greenville rates in the top fifty
places to live nationwide by Money
Illustrated voted Greenville its 'Sportstown'
for its many recreational parks and lovely greenways, where
residents jog, hike and bike, plus the general commitment to the
numerous local sports events. The Greenville
Metropolitan Area includes all of Pitt County and became the
fourth-fastest growing MSA in the '90's.
easily remains Pitt County's most populated city, ten other
municipalities thrive here, too. The towns of Ayden,
contain between 3,500 and 5,000 people. A bedroom community of
larger Greenville, Winterville received Money Magazine's award for
one of the 'Top 25 Little Boom-Towns' in the U.S.A.
Pitt County's roots historically lay in agriculture. Even today,
while modern technological firms discover the region, Pitt County is
still the top producer of tobacco in the United
States. The small towns in the area reflect the agricultural
tradition. Ayden hosts the Annual Collard
Festival, a thirty-year honored tradition, and Farmville, the
yearly Dogwood Festival.
Pitt County's smaller towns include Grifton,
which holds the oldest celebration, in honor of Pitt County's many
streams in rivers, with the Grifton
Shad Festival. Grifton's population is just over 2,300. Bethel
contains 1,760 citizens. The towns of Falkland,
Simpson and Fountain
each have less than 1,000 residents. This provides the Pitt County
populace with a wide diversity of communities to choose from, the
glittering metropolis of Greenville, or small-town living.
Pitt County, North
Carolina, situated thirty miles east of Interstate 95, has
access to the largest state highway system in the nation. Located in
the central portion of the Coastal
Plains region, Pitt County is ninety miles east of the famous Research
Triangle, home to companies on the leading of high technology
and research. Greenville and Pitt County are the center of
distribution east of Raleigh.
The major industrial markets of Chicago,
and New York
all lie within easy reach of Pitt County.
proves of utmost importance to the people of Pitt County. CAT scores
are higher than regional, state, or national average, and the public
schools receive consistent recognition as models for excellence. The
University and the Pitt
Community College are in Greenville. The Brody
School of Medicine at ECU offers some of the finest in higher
learning. The Greenville/Pitt County area is rapidly becoming a
center for technological industries and research labs.
County, North Carolina offers residents a moderate four-season
climate. Sheltered by mountains to the west, winters here rarely
have more than a one-day freeze, and summer temperatures are mild.
Pitt County provides a mixture of quaint rural communities along
with the excitement and prosperous future of the Greenville
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