Greenwood, SC
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Greenwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 23,260 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Greenwood is the 17th largest community in South Carolina.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenwood who work in sales jobs (12.47%), food service (8.48%), and office and administrative support (8.40%).

The education level of Greenwood citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.35% of adults 25 and older in Greenwood have a college degree.

The per capita income in Greenwood in 2010 was $15,996, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $63,984 for a family of four. Greenwood also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.86% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Greenwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenwood include German, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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