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.

Greenwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.29%), sales jobs (12.43%), and teaching (8.67%).

One of the benefits of Greenwood is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.11 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Greenwood who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.15% of the adults in Greenwood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greenwood in 2010 was $16,813, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,252 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 40.79% 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 Chinese and Spanish.

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