Greenwood, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 23,262 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.4%
 
Males: 10,246  (44.0%)
Females: 13,016  (56.0%)
Median resident age:

34.4 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29646.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,244 (it was $26,284 in 2000)
Greenwood:

$31,244
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,198 (it was $14,347 in 2000)

Greenwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $103,253 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Greenwood:

$103,253
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $164,043; detached houses: $178,635; townhouses or other attached units: $121,469; in 2-unit structures: $164,885; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $572,627; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,651; mobile homes: $41,543

Median gross rent in 2017: $658.

March 2019 cost of living index in Greenwood: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 34.7%
(17.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.1% for Black residents, 63.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 37.4% for other race residents, 64.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Greenwood, SC (2017)
    • 10,28743.3%White alone
    • 10,02742.2%Black alone
    • 2,72111.4%Hispanic
    • 3031.3%Two or more races
    • 2911.2%Asian alone
    • 1500.6%Other race alone
    • 90.04%American Indian alone

Races in Greenwood detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Greenwood, South Carolina as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Greenwood is 1,989 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Greenwood by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(8.9)
2
(8.8)
3
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
2
(8.8)
3
(12.8)
3
(12.7)
9
(38.6)
2
(8.5)
2
(8.6)
3
(12.9)
2
(8.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(44.4)
14
(61.6)
11
(49.0)
6
(26.8)
15
(66.5)
9
(39.5)
11
(46.8)
16
(67.9)
29
(124.3)
26
(111.1)
31
(133.5)
25
(107.2)
30
(128.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
51
(226.2)
64
(281.6)
35
(156.1)
38
(169.7)
57
(252.8)
39
(171.3)
43
(183.0)
48
(203.7)
31
(132.9)
46
(196.6)
43
(185.2)
43
(184.3)
31
(133.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
331
(1,468)
300
(1,320)
251
(1,119)
233
(1,040)
252
(1,117)
383
(1,683)
338
(1,439)
277
(1,176)
231
(990.0)
159
(679.6)
213
(917.4)
245
(1,050)
329
(1,414)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
345
(1,530)
393
(1,729)
373
(1,663)
355
(1,585)
460
(2,040)
399
(1,753)
364
(1,549)
486
(2,062)
336
(1,440)
276
(1,180)
267
(1,150)
274
(1,175)
314
(1,350)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,395
(6,188)
1,196
(5,263)
1,112
(4,958)
1,263
(5,639)
1,279
(5,672)
1,217
(5,347)
1,291
(5,495)
1,182
(5,016)
1,127
(4,830)
1,123
(4,800)
1,221
(5,259)
1,380
(5,915)
1,245
(5,351)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
84
(372.6)
55
(242.0)
69
(307.7)
55
(245.5)
57
(252.8)
77
(338.3)
48
(204.3)
47
(199.5)
30
(128.6)
36
(153.9)
24
(103.4)
48
(205.8)
35
(150.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(22.2)
7
(30.8)
8
(35.7)
5
(22.3)
5
(22.2)
4
(17.6)
6
(25.5)
7
(29.7)
7
(30.0)
7
(29.9)
6
(25.8)
6
(25.7)
1
(4.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)799.2766.3676.0636.5751.3800.8750.3737.0718.7587.8662.2712.1763.7

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City-data.com crime index in Greenwood, SC

Crime rate in Greenwood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 57 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (19.0%), English (4.6%), Irish (3.4%), German (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 13.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,699 people per square mile   (low).

Greenwood, South Carolina map

1,695 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America).

This city:

7.3%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,034 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $745 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (47.1 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (103.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (557.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Fairforest, SC (1.8 miles ),
Coronaca, SC (2.5 miles),
Promised Land, SC (2.5 miles ),
Cokesbury, SC (2.7 miles ),
Ninety Six, SC (2.8 miles ),
Hodges, SC (2.9 miles),
Bradley, SC (3.3 miles),
Kirksey, SC (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 34.19 N, Longitude: 82.15 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Emerald City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,365 (+27.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,427 (46.3%)

Area code: 864

Distribution of median household income in Greenwood, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Greenwood, SC in 2017
Greenwood satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Greenwood, SC
Historical housing units in Greenwood, SC

Population change in the 1990s: +1,275 (+6.1%).
Most common industries in Greenwood, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.3%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Food (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.1%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Greenwood, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.8%)

Average climate in Greenwood, South Carolina

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Greenwood, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 50.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00468. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00468
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Greenwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/13/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the Greenwood city center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/31/1973, a category F4 tornado 7.8 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Greenwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 146.2 miles away from Greenwood center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 151.2 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 199.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 141.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 295.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greenwood County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Greenwood topographic map

Main business address for: COMMUNITY CAPITAL CORP /SC/ (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Greenwood:

  • HENRY AND FREIDA BONDS (308 JENLEIN SPRINGS ROAD)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF THE PIEDMONT, (408 W ALEXANDER AVE)
  • J.F. BURTON COMMUNITY RESIDENC (JENKINS SPRING RD (P.O. BOX 3004))
  • SELF REGIONAL HEALTHCARE (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1325 SPRING STREET)

Nursing Homes in Greenwood:

  • GREENWOOD NH INC (P O BOX 3109)
  • GREENWOOD TRANSITIONAL REHABILITATION UNIT (1530 PARKWAY)
  • HEALTHCARE CENTER OF WESLEY COMMONS (1110 MARSHALL ROAD)
  • MAGNOLIA MANOR - GREENWOOD (1415 PARKWAY DRIVE)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE - GREENWOOD (437 EAST CAMBRIDGE STREET)
  • TCU OF SELF REG HEALTHCARE (1325 SPRING STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Greenwood:

  • GREENWOOD DIALYSIS (109 OVERLAND DRIVE)

Home Health Centers in Greenwood:

  • DHEC REGION 1 HOME HEALTH SVS - SOUTH (1736 SOUTH MAIN ST BX 3227)
  • HOME HEALTH SERVICES OF SELF REGIONAL HEALTHCARE (1325 SPRING STREET)
  • NHC HOMECARE GREENWOOD (615 S MAIN STREET, PO BOX 3088)

Airports located in Greenwood:

Colleges/Universities in Greenwood:

  • Piedmont Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 4,831; Location: 620 North Emerald Road; Public; Website: www.ptc.edu)
  • Lander University (Full-time enrollment: 2,870; Location: 320 Stanley Avenue; Public; Website: www.lander.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Charzanne Beauty College (Full-time enrollment: 128; Location: 1549 Hwy 72 E; Private, for-profit; Website: charzannebeautycollege.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Greenwood:

  • Anderson University (about 36 miles; Anderson, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,510)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 46 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 48 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 49 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Bob Jones University (about 49 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • Aiken Technical College (about 49 miles; Graniteville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Georgia Regents University (about 51 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 6,862)

Public high schools in Greenwood:

  • G. FRANK RUSSELL CAREER CENTER (Students: 1,394, Location: 601 EAST NORTHSIDE DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • EMERALD HIGH (Students: 932, Location: 150 BYPASS 225, Grades: 9-12)
  • GREENWOOD HIGH (Location: 1816 COKESBURY ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Greenwood:

  • GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 312, Location: 2026 WOODLAWN RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 61, Location: 1908 HIGHWAY 72 221 E, Grades: PK-12)
  • PALMETTO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF GREENWOOD (Students: 60, Location: 308 DEADFALL RD W, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Greenwood:

Private elementary/middle school in Greenwood:

  • CAMBRIDGE ACADEMY (Students: 142, Location: 103 EASTMAN ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Greenwood

Library in Greenwood:

  • GREENWOOD COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,635,574; Location: 106 N. MAIN STREET; 103,738 books; 722 e-books; 5,620 audio materials; 4,143 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 400 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Refiner's Fire Christian Assembly 3915 Highway 72-221 East Greenwood SC 29649
  • The High School "Greenwood High" is no longer a high school. It is used as a housing dorm for Lander University.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Greenwood: Abbeville-Greenwood Regional Library (A), Greenwood County Courthouse (B), Greenwood County Jail (C), Greenwood Nursing Center (D), Sproles Recreational Center (E), Greenwood City Fire Department Station 3 (F), Maxwell Childrens Home (G), Greenwood City Fire Department Station 1 (H), McKissick Memorial Library (I), Long Cane Ranger District Office (J), Greenwood City Fire Department Station 2 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Anderson Plaza Shopping Center (1), Crosscreek Mall Shopping Center (2), Greenwood Plaza Shopping Center (3), Hampton Place Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Greenwood include: Abney Missionary Baptist Church (A), Mount Tabor Church (B), Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church (C), Connie Maxwell Baptist Church (D), Dunham Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (E), Durst Avenue Church of God (F), Episcopal Church of the Resurrection (G), First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Edgewood Cemetery (1), Hillcrest Cemetery (2), Magnolia Cemetery (3), Mathews Cemetery (4), Save All Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Greenwood Museum (106 Main Street), Railroad Historical Center (Museums; Main Street), Piedmont Technical College - Weekend College- Instruction- Support Services- Lib (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Emerald Road), Greenwood County Agriculture Fair (Arcades & Amusements; 421 Highway 221 South).

Hotels: Ideal Motel (1506 Highway 72 221 East), Grace Place Bed & Breakfast (115 Grace Street), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (110 Birchtree Drive), Jameson Inn (109 Enterprise Court), GWD Hospitality (527 By-Pass 72 Northwest), Greenwood Motel (306 Montague Avenue), Econo Lodge Greenwood (719 Bypass 25 Northeast), Days Inn (230 Birchtree Drive), Hampton Inn Greenwood (1624 Bypass 72 Northeast).

Courts: Greenwood County - Clerk Of Court- Child Support (Greenwood County Court), Greenwood County - Judge of Probate Court (Greenwood County Court), Greenwood County - Circuit Court Judge (Greenwood County Court), Greenwood County - Family Court (Greenwood County Court), Greenwood County - Clerk of Court- Common Pleas Court (Greenwood County Court), Greenwood County - Clerk of Court- Family Court Records (Greenwood County Court), Greenwood County - Clerk Of Court- General Sessions (Greenwood County Court), Greenwood County - Clerk Of Court- Records Room (Greenwood County Court), Greenwood County - Clerk Of Court- Jury (Greenwood County Court).

Birthplace of: Gregg Marshall - College basketball coach, Bill Voiselle - Baseball player, Gaines Adams - College football player, Jake Scott - College football player, Keith Harling - Country singer, Leroy Jenkins (televangelist) - Televangelist and faith healer, Preston Ridlehuber - Football player, Robert Brooks - Football player, Tony Rice (American football) - Football player, Elbert Andrews - Professional baseball player.

Greenwood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Greenwood and their reported violations in the past:

MATHEWS HEIGHTS (2450021) (Population served: 78, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAR-25-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (FEB-16-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-16-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (FEB-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-16-2010), St Compliance Meeting conducted (FEB-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-03-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Greenwood that have no violations reported:

  • GREENWOOD CPW (2410001) (Population served: 46,832, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • HYDE PARK S/D (2450001) (Population served: 234, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COUNTRY ACRES (2450057) (Address: TOWN & COUNTRY PM, INC. , Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.8%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.0%


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

People in group quarters in Greenwood in 2010:

  • 1,091 people in college/university student housing
  • 372 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 153 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 84 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 80 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 45 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Greenwood in 2000:

  • 862 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 339 people in nursing homes
  • 240 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 168 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Greenwood (2011 data):

  • Countybank: at 419 Main Street, Mobile Branch, Reynolds Street Branch, North Branch, Greenwood Building Branch, Messenger Service. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $302.7 mil, Deposits: $236.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Tcb Corporation
  • The Palmetto Bank: Greenwood Methodist Ret Com, South Main Street, Montague Branch. Info updated 2011/04/01: Bank assets: $1,204.5 mil, Deposits: $1,066.9 mil, headquarters in Greenville, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group V Lp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Greenwood Main Branch, Crosscreek Mall, West Court Street Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Park Sterling Bank: Greenwood Capitalbank Branch, Bypass West Branch, Bypass Northeast Branch. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $1,051.7 mil, Deposits: $846.3 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Park Sterling Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Lakelands Branch at 1204 U.S. Highway 72 Bypass Ne, branch established on 1997/11/24; Greenwood Branch at 518 South Main Street, branch established on 1996/02/05. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Highway 72 Bypass Branch at 1224 U.S. Highway 72-221 Bypass, branch established on 1972/12/06; Montague Branch at 702 Montague Ave, branch established on 1966/11/10. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Greenwood Bi-Lo Branch at 712 Bypass 25 Ne, branch established on 2002/10/02. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Greenwood Branch at 508 Bypass 72 Nw, branch established on 2008/06/14. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in Greenwood:

Marital status in Greenwood, SC
  • Never married: 46.9%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Greenwood:

  • High school or higher: 76.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.6
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Greenwood
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Greenwood:

(Greenwood, South Carolina Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Greenwood, SC (based on Greenwood County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,59789
Mainline Protestant9,00732
Black Protestant4,92431
Catholic2,0101
Other7763
None26,347-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Greenwood County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Here:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 57
Greenwood County:

8.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Greenwood County:

30.5%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Greenwood County:

8.3%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.5%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Greenwood:

43.5%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Greenwood:

20.9%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Greenwood:

12.8%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.3%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Greenwood:

53.0%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.0%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Greenwood, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 70$312,283$53,5341$1,253
Police Protection - Officers 58$211,128$43,6820$0
Firefighters 47$171,891$43,8870$0
Water Supply 38$195,681$61,7940$0
Gas Supply 35$149,974$51,4200$0
Electric Power 21$115,843$66,1960$0
Parks and Recreation 19$46,595$29,4280$0
Solid Waste Management 19$39,589$25,0040$0
Financial Administration 7$30,108$51,6140$0
Police - Other 7$16,423$28,1544$2,267
Judicial and Legal 5$16,147$38,7531$968
Other Government Administration 4$23,223$69,6697$3,200
Streets and Highways 4$8,589$25,7670$0
Totals for Government 334$1,337,474$48,05313$7,688

Greenwood government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,430,000 ($147.45)
    General - Other: $2,041,000 ($87.74)
    Electric Utilities: $1,536,000 ($66.03)
    Gas Utilities: $675,000 ($29.02)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $23,174,000 ($996.22)
    Gas Utilities: $20,375,000 ($875.89)
    Water Utilities: $8,232,000 ($353.88)
    Police Protection: $4,202,000 ($180.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,937,000 ($126.26)
    General - Other: $2,154,000 ($92.60)
    Regular Highways: $1,411,000 ($60.66)
    Central Staff Services: $864,000 ($37.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $775,000 ($33.32)
    Financial Administration: $415,000 ($17.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $376,000 ($16.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $363,000 ($15.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $304,000 ($13.07)
    General Public Buildings: $194,000 ($8.34)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $208,000 ($8.94)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($2.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $230,000 ($9.89)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,204,000 ($51.76)
    Other - Electric Utilities: $674,000 ($28.97)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $387,000 ($16.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,403,000 ($60.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $527,000 ($22.65)
    Water Utilities: $416,000 ($17.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $284,000 ($12.21)
    Gas Utilities: $242,000 ($10.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $193,000 ($8.30)
    General Public Building: $77,000 ($3.31)
    Regular Highways: $75,000 ($3.22)
    Electric Utilities: $64,000 ($2.75)
    Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($1.89)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($1.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,452,000 ($707.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $817,000 ($35.12)

Greenwood government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,039,000 ($44.67)
    Other: $85,000 ($3.65)
    Parking Facilities: $8,000 ($0.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $275,000 ($11.82)
    Other: $146,000 ($6.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,588,000 ($68.27)
    Highways: $83,000 ($3.57)
    Other: $68,000 ($2.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $989,000 ($42.52)
    Interest Earnings: $248,000 ($10.66)
    Fines and Forfeits: $239,000 ($10.27)
    Sale of Property: $72,000 ($3.10)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.17)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $26,066,000 ($1120.54)
    Gas Utilities: $21,334,000 ($917.12)
    Water Utilities: $11,705,000 ($503.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,044,000 ($44.88)
    Water Utilities: $939,000 ($40.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $136,000 ($5.85)
    Highways: $55,000 ($2.36)
  • Tax - Property: $5,383,000 ($231.41)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,294,000 ($141.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,241,000 ($96.34)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $39,000 ($1.68)

Greenwood government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,116,000 ($1724.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,778,000 ($1581.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,738,000 ($160.69)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000 ($17.20)

Greenwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,160,000 ($307.80)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,141,000 ($1123.76)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,559,000 ($110.01)

4.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Abbeville County, SC  0.57% ($38,146 average AGI)
from Laurens County, SC  0.47% ($33,482)
from Greenville County, SC  0.45% ($33,046)


5.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,626 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Greenville County, SC  0.68% ($35,933 average AGI)
to Abbeville County, SC  0.51% ($37,566)
to Laurens County, SC  0.46% ($33,342)
Businesses in Greenwood, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's1
AT&T1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's3
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike6
AutoZone1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax1
Burger King2Old Navy1
CVS1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A2Payless1
Church's Chicken1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut2
Curves1RadioShack1
DHL1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Econo Lodge1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx7SAS Shoes1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SONIC Drive-In1
Foot Locker1Sears1
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC2Subway3
GameStop1T-Mobile3
H&R Block3Taco Bell1
Hilton1Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul10
IHOP1UPS12
JCPenney1Vans1
KFC2Verizon Wireless2
Kincaid1Waffle House2
Kmart1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Greenwood:

  • WCZZ (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WCRS (1450 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: MAE RADIO INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • WLMA (1350 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: MORRADIO, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Greenwood:

  • WZSN (103.5 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • W274AE (102.7 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHZQ (94.1 FM; CROSS HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WZLA-FM (92.9 FM; ABBEVILLE, SC; Owner: RONALD SHELLEY REID)
  • WBBQ-FM (104.3 FM; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WJES-FM (92.1 FM; SALUDA, SC; Owner: BRECKENRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRIX-FM (103.1 FM; HONEA PATH, SC; Owner: FM 103, INC.)
  • WEPC (88.5 FM; BELTON, SC; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Greenwood:

  • WNEH (Channel 38; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W65DS (Channel 65; HONEA PATH, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Greenwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 299ft / 90.9mTotal length
  • $1,282,000Total costs
  • 159,146Total average daily traffic
  • 7,627Total average daily truck traffic
  • 225,240Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Greenwood, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Greenwood, SC
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 288 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Greenwood)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Greenwood, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 209 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Greenwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 40 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Greenwood)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 203. The highest number of reported fires - 337 took place in 2011, and the least - 90 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Greenwood, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.6%), and Outside Fires (27.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Greenwood, SC
    • 1,78551.6%Structure Fires
    • 96127.8%Outside Fires
    • 56716.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1444.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Greenwood, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Greenwood, South Carolina:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1215 NE Hwy 72 Byp, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649 , Phone: (864) 223-2838, Fax: (864) 942-0119
  • Jameson Inn, 109 Enterprise Ct, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649 , Phone: (864) 942-0002
  • Econo Lodge Greenwood, 719 Byp 25 NE, Greenwood, South Carolina 29646 , Phone: (864) 229-5329, Fax: (864) 229-4484
  • Harikrishana Inc, DBA Red Roof Inn, 919 Montague Ave, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649 , Phone: (864) 223-3979
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greenwood Mall, 300 N Creek Blvd, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649 , Phone: (864) 889-8900, Fax: (864) 889-8901
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Greenwood, South Carolina
Most common first names in Greenwood, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James53470.1 years
John40671.8 years
Mary40576.6 years
William40072.0 years
Robert23670.3 years
Willie22071.5 years
Annie18977.0 years
George18472.7 years
Thomas15972.1 years
Charles13970.3 years
Most common last names in Greenwood, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams22171.4 years
Smith21473.0 years
Brown15369.8 years
Davis14074.8 years
Johnson12172.4 years
Jones11973.6 years
Anderson10073.6 years
Moore9572.8 years
Harrison9172.4 years
Adams8476.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Greenwood, SC
  • 60.0%Utility gas
  • 38.6%Electricity
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Greenwood, SC
  • 69.1%Electricity
  • 29.3%Utility gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Greenwood compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Greenwood on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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