Greenwood, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Greenwood, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Greenwood had a population of 23,838 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (GNIS ID: 2403756) 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.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Greenwood is located within Greenwood Division of Greenwood County.

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

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Greenwood, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 23,838
Population in Households 22,147
Population in Familes 16,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,691
Population Density2 1,467
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $32,535
Average Household Income $47,395
Per Capita Income $19,914


Total Housing Units 10,611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,699 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,613 (52.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,299 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $96,444
Average Home Value $140,507


Total Households 9,312
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,374
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.28% 0.39%
Households 0.42% 0.45%
Families 0.2% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

Greenwood, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenwood to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 Density # 61 85th
Diversity Index # 18 96th
Median Household Income # 308 22nd
Per Capita Income # 242 39th

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