Greenwood, MS
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Greenwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 15,431 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Greenwood is the 26th largest community in Mississippi.

Unlike some cities, Greenwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Greenwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greenwood is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenwood who work in office and administrative support (12.12%), sales jobs (12.02%), and teaching (9.65%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.04 minutes getting to work every day.

Greenwood is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Greenwood is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.19% of adults 25 and older in Greenwood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greenwood in 2010 was $16,592, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,368 for a family of four. However, Greenwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Greenwood also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.73% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Greenwood is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Greenwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greenwood residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Greenwood include English, German, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Greenwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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