Greenville's population surpasses 90,000

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Greenville has hit another milestone.

The U.S. Census Bureau now estimates the city has more than 90,000 residents.

Data just released of cities over 50,000 people shows Greenville with a population of 90,597 as of July 1st, 2015. The year before, the census folks estimated the city had 89,314 residents.

If you do the math, that means each day 3-1/2 people move to Greenville each day.

Since the last official census in 2010, the city has grown by more than 7%. Greenville remains the 10th largest city in the state.

Other Eastern Carolina cities over 50,000 weren't so lucky, with both Jacksonville and Rocky Mount losing population. Jacksonville dropped 252 people, to 67,357, while Rocky Mount lost 473 residents.