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Greenwood, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Greenwood had a population of 23,298 as of July 1, 2015. Greenwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Greenwood is located at latitude 34.1935 and longitude -82.1539 in Greenwood County. 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. Greenwood County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 663 feet.

The City of Greenwood has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Greenwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Greenwood, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 23,298
Population in Households 21,462
Population in Familes 16,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,836
Population Density1 1,435
Diversity Index2 69
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,031
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,260
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,013 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,018 (48.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,309 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $115,039
Average Home Value $141,555
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,909
Average Household Income $44,940
Per Capita Income $17,763
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.08%
Households 0.14% 0.1%
Families -0.03% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 58 85th
Diversity Index2 # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 298 25th
Per Capita Income # 248 37th

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