Greenwood, SC

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Living in Greenwood

Greenwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 23,403 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenwood who work in sales jobs (14.58%), office and administrative support (10.33%), and food service (8.99%).

The population of Greenwood overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Greenwood, 22.54% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Greenwood in 2018 was $18,885, 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 $75,540 for a family of four. Greenwood also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.32% 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. Greenwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenwood include English, Irish, African, German, and Scottish.

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