With 174,000 residents in the metro area, Greenville is the Tidewater and Coastal Plain’s entertainment and educational hub. There is a growing number of young professionals flocking to the city as well, which has affected local insurance rates in a number of ways. First, the higher number of residents with bachelor’s degrees means many residents will qualify for the highly-educated worker discount. Conversely, because so many drivers are young (or even students) the rates go up a bit, since young drivers pose the highest risk to insurance companies. If your rates have been affected by population changes it’s a good idea to compare your premium to the growing number of options for cheap insurance Greenville has to offer.