Greenwood, Alabama

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Population in July 2007: 14,409.
Males: 7,100  (49.3%)
Females: 7,309  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Alabama median age:  35.8 years

Zip code: 35022

Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,319 (it was $53,944 in 2000)
Greenwood:

$64,319
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,580 (it was $23,141 in 2000)

Greenwood CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $231,455 (it was $143,600 in 2000)
Greenwood:

$231,455
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $224,007; Detached houses: $240,306; Townhouses or other attached units: $526,450; In 2-unit structures: $169,216; Mobile homes: $82,863
Greenwood races chart
  • White alone - 13,330 (92.4%)
  • Black alone - 747 (5.2%)
  • Hispanic - 109 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 98 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 107 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.05%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Greenwood: 182.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 49.9 square miles.

Population density: 289 people per square mile   (very low).

Greenwood, Alabama map

For population 25 years and over in Greenwood:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Greenwood CCD:

  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 73.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Greenwood CCD:  0.5% ($736)
Alabama:  0.4% ($289)
Greenwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (8.9 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (15.8 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (555.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Bessemer, AL (2.2 miles ), Helena, AL (2.4 miles ), Lipscomb, AL (2.7 miles ), Brighton, AL (2.8 miles ), Brantleyville, AL (2.9 miles ), Hueytown, AL (2.9 miles ), Hoover, AL (3.0 miles ), Pelham, AL (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 33.32 N, Longitude: 86.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 205

Greenwood household income distribution Greenwood home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
Alabama:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Greenwood: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Greenwood, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Greenwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 131% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Greenwood place center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 18.2 miles away from the place center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Greenwood-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 19.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 110.5 miles away from Greenwood center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 153.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.1 miles away from Greenwood center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 23.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 14, Floods: 12, Hurricanes: 6, Winds: 4, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Greenwood:

  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - MEADOWOOD (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BESSEMER, AL)
  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; BESSEMER, AL)
  • MEDICAL WEST, AN AFFILIATE OF UAB HEALTH SYSTEM Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; BESSEMER, AL)
  • UAB MEDICAL WEST HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BESSEMER, AL)
  • UAB MEDICAL WEST SKILLED NURSI (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BESSEMER, AL)
  • BESSEMER KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; BESSEMER, AL)
  • JEWEL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; BESSEMER, AL)

Amtrak station near Greenwood:

  • 16 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Greenwood:

  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 10 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,695)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 13 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Samford University (about 14 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 15 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • University of Montevallo (about 16 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 27 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • The University of Alabama (about 36 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)

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Notable locations in Greenwood: Twin Lakes Country Club (A), Pauline Fletcher Camp (B), Indian Ford Volunteer Fire Department (C), McAdory Fire and Rescue Station 2 (D), McAdory Fire and Rescue Station 1 (E), Bessemer Fire Department Station 3 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Greenwood include: Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church (A), Bellview Church (B), Bluff Ridge Church (C), Canaan Church (D), Morgan Church (E), Hillview Church (F), Shady Grove Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Marvin Chapel Cemetery (1), Massey Cemetery (2), Fairington Cemetery (3), Smithson Cemetery (4), George Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Johnsons Lake (A), Guytons Lake (B), Indian Gap Lake (C), Baylor Lake (D), Norman Fountain Lake (E), Serene Lake Number 1 (F), Tannehill Valley Lake (G), Coleman Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rocky Brook (A), Rice Creek (B), Cooley Creek (C), Clear Branch (D), Bob George Branch (E), Black Creek (F), Allen Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Greenwood: Tannehill State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.6. This is worse than average.

City:

95.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.219. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.219
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.58
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.1%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.9%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

16.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.6%
Whole state:

7.3%
37 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Greenwood compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Greenwood CCD (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.13%
Here: 60.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents49.4%13.4%11.1%3.7%3.2%
Congregations33.1%13.9%3.8%2.4%9.2%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents3.1%2.5%2.1%2.0%9.5%
Congregations5.5%3.7%2.3%1.4%24.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
Jefferson County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 12
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 65
Jefferson County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 380
Jefferson County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 357
Here:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.4%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

31.1%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

13.5%

4.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Alabama average:

6.02%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($462 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shelby County, AL  0.81% ($44,611 average AGI)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.26% ($33,204)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.22% ($45,360)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Alabama average:

6.06%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($245 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Alabama average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shelby County, AL  1.01% ($46,368 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.31% ($44,212)
to Blount County, AL  0.19% ($35,993)

Strongest AM radio stations in Greenwood:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2 kW; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: WGTT, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Greenwood:

  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Greenwood:

  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WOTM-LP (Channel 19; MONTEVALLO, AL; Owner: JAMES DONALD EARLEY)

Greenwood on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with high-earning residents located near cities with low-earning residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
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