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Greenwood, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Greenwood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Greenwood County at latitude 34.1935 and longitude -82.1539. Greenwood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 663 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Greenwood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Greenwood, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Greenwood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Greenwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Greenwood: Green Wood, Old Greenwood, Woodville.

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Greenwood, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 23,369
Population in Households 21,533
Population in Familes 16,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,836
Population Density1 1,440
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 9,059
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,268
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,066 (39.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,992 (48.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,296 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $97,198
Average Home Value $117,310


Median Household Income $27,785
Average Household Income $40,986
Per Capita Income $16,220
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.09%
Households 0.24% 0.14%
Families 0.0% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Greenwood, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenwood to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 18 96th
Population Density1 # 59 85th
Diversity Index2 # 17 96th
Median Household Income # 327 17th
Per Capita Income # 310 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.