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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Greenwood is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.01% of the Greenwood workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 sales jobs (11.50%), office and administrative support (9.49%), and food service (7.87%).

In terms of college education, Greenwood is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.94% of adults 25 and older in Greenwood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greenwood in 2010 was $16,237, 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 $64,948 for a family of four. Greenwood also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.09% 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 10.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenwood include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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