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Greenwood, Mississippi (MS) Poverty Rate Data
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Latest news about poverty in Greenwood, MS collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

38.6% of Greenwood, MS residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 48.8% greater than the poverty level of 19.8% across the entire state of Mississippi. Taking into account residents not living in families, 22.4% of high school graduates and 54.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 29.1% among disabled males and 38.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 75.5%. For comparison, it was 39.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Greenwood, MS

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Greenwood:

38.6%
Whole state:

19.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Greenwood:

25.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Greenwood:

29.1%
Mississippi:

21.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 22.0% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Greenwood:

22.9%
Mississippi:

30.7%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Greenwood:

38.1%
Mississippi:

29.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 28.4% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Greenwood:

31.7%
Mississippi:

32.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

75.5%
Residents above poverty level:

39.7%

Poverty by age in Greenwood, MS

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Greenwood
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Greenwood,MS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 28.4%Under 5 years
  • 31.3%5 years
  • 57.1%6 to 11 years
  • 39.3%12 to 14 years
  • 69.1%15 years
  • 37.0%16 and 17 years
  • 43.5%18 to 24 years
  • 20.9%25 to 34 years
  • 22.3%35 to 44 years
  • 15.8%45 to 54 years
  • 26.0%55 to 64 years
  • 35.1%65 to 74 years
  • 15.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Greenwood
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Greenwood,MS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 48.6%Under 5 years
  • 59.3%5 years
  • 46.3%6 to 11 years
  • 54.8%12 to 14 years
  • 46.0%15 years
  • 83.6%16 and 17 years
  • 38.1%18 to 24 years
  • 37.9%25 to 34 years
  • 38.8%35 to 44 years
  • 27.1%45 to 54 years
  • 31.8%55 to 64 years
  • 18.6%65 to 74 years
  • 29.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Greenwood, MS
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Greenwood,MS (% below half of poverty level)
  • 32.5%Under 5 years
  • 21.5%5 years
  • 29.5%6 to 11 years
  • 29.2%12 to 14 years
  • 26.4%15 years
  • 13.5%16 and 17 years
  • 23.3%18 to 24 years
  • 18.4%25 to 34 years
  • 15.5%35 to 44 years
  • 8.6%45 to 54 years
  • 8.5%55 to 64 years
  • 4.0%65 to 74 years
  • 7.6%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Greenwood, MS

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Greenwood, MS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Greenwood, MS (%)
  • 9.9%White
  • 44.0%Black
  • 34.8%Asian
  • 14.2%2+ races
  • 58.2%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Greenwood, MS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Greenwood, MS (absolute numbers)
  • 362White
  • 4,531Black
  • 66Asian
  • 292+ races
  • 57Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 35.1%Below poverty level
  • 64.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 30.2%Below poverty level
  • 69.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Greenwood, MS

Children below poverty level:
Greenwood, Mississippi:

48.4%
State:

26.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Greenwood:

22.4%
Mississippi:

24.4%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Greenwood:

54.2%
Mississippi:

51.7%
Poor families by family type
  • 16.8%Married-couple family
  • 3.4%Male, no wife present
  • 79.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Greenwood not in families by work experience
  • 4.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 15.8%Worked part-time
  • 79.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 10.6%Both worked full-time
  • 9.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 9.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 13.1%Both worked part-time
  • 20.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 38.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 2.6%1995 to 1998
  • 3.4%1990 to 1994
  • 5.3%1980 to 1989
  • 12.7%1970 to 1979
  • 30.1%1960 to 1969
  • 25.9%1950 to 1959
  • 12.1%1940 to 1949
  • 7.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.0%1999 to 2000
  • 1.5%1995 to 1998
  • 3.5%1990 to 1994
  • 7.9%1980 to 1989
  • 16.2%1970 to 1979
  • 22.0%1960 to 1969
  • 21.6%1950 to 1959
  • 14.0%1940 to 1949
  • 12.3%1939 or earlier
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