Greenwood, South Carolina Population 2020

23,815

Greenwood is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 23,815, it is the 24th largest city in South Carolina and the 1615th largest city in the United States. Greenwood is currently growing at a rate of 0.86% annually and its population has increased by 2.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,222 in 2010. Spanning over 16 miles, Greenwood has a population density of 1,459 people per square mile.

The average household income in Greenwood is $44,821 with a poverty rate of 31.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $683 per month, and the median house value is $92,000. The median age in Greenwood is 34.5 years, 34.2 years for males, and 34.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.5 males.

Greenwood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Greenwood was:

  • White: 48.10%
  • Black or African American: 45.57%
  • Other race: 2.92%
  • Asian: 1.81%
  • Two or more races: 1.55%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Greenwood, South Carolina is 23,815, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,407.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,222.

Greenwood, South Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202095,5521350.14%
201995,4171350.14%
201895,2821350.14%
201795,1472340.25%
201694,9131280.13%
201594,7853090.33%
201494,476-254-0.27%
201394,730-253-0.27%
201294,983580.06%
201194,925-173-0.18%
201095,0980.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,17348.10%
Black or African American10,58545.57%
Some Other Race6792.92%
Asian4201.81%
Two or More Races3591.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.06%

Greenwood Population Pyramid 2020

Greenwood Median Age

34.5


Total

34.2


Male

34.7


Female

Greenwood Adults

There are 17,780 adults, (3,571 of whom are seniors) in Greenwood.

Greenwood Age Dependency

63.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Greenwood Sex Ratio

Female

12,594

54.21%

Male

10,636

45.79%

Greenwood Households and Families

Greenwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Greenwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
Male62.4%37.6%
All46.4%53.6%
Non Family40.2%59.8%
Female22.2%77.8%

46.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,9142.4146.4
Non Family3,8491.2840.2
Married2,4123.1375.7
Female2,2143.4222.2
Male4393.262.4

3.16

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Greenwood Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2138.44%
9th to 12th Grade1,84612.85%
High School Graduate4,51531.43%
Some College2,67918.65%
Associates Degree1,2328.58%
Bachelors Degree1,96713.69%
Graduate Degree9156.37%

Greenwood Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,1826,3822,202
Black5,7734,208292
Hispanic91321140
Other Race366162126
Asian347306188
Multiple Races1479334

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.18%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,802$27,416$24,414
Less Than High School$19,530$20,356$16,736
High School Grad$22,224$21,826$23,182
Some College$27,331$36,212$24,332
Bachelors Degree$29,310$29,655$24,916
Graduate Degree$54,485$62,979$46,328

$25,802

Average Earnings

$27,416

Average Male

$24,414

Average Female

Greenwood Language

Greenwood Language by Age

Greenwood Language

89.64% of Greenwood residents speak only English, while 10.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.90% of the population.

Greenwood Poverty

Greenwood Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,8604,05941.17%
Hispanic2,3641,45661.59%
White8,6621,16313.43%
Multiple32526681.85%
Other60024140.17%
Asian38612532.38%
Native1414100.00%

31.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.22%

Male Poverty Rate

36.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greenwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greenwood is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greenwood is White, with 13.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.92%
High School24.33%
Some College23.47%
Bachelors or Greater10.22%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.73%
Male Unemployed36.05%
Female Employed23.33%
Male Employed12.64%

Greenwood Income

Greenwood Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,029$44,821
Families$38,689$51,464
Married Families$53,229-
Non Families$22,364$35,426

Greenwood Marital Status

Greenwood Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.3%

Male Marriage Rate

25.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Greenwood Married by Age and Sex

Greenwood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Greenwood Marital Status by Race

Greenwood Veterans

1,292

Number of Veterans

1,205

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam546
First Gulf War241
Second Gulf War219
Korea152
World War II110
Age Group Veterans
75+435
65 to 74307
35 to 54256
55 to 64164
18 to 34130
Name Veterans % of Total
White96510.46%
Black3274.37%
Hispanic493.71%

$Greenwood Veterans by Education

5.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greenwood Employment Status

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Greenwood Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.47%

Born in South Carolina

92.07%

Native Born

7.93%

Foreign Born

6.16%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.07% of Greenwood residents were born in the United States, with 71.47% having been born in South Carolina. 6.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202023,8152040.86%
201923,6112040.87%
201823,407-3-0.01%
201723,4102040.88%
201623,2061410.61%
201523,065260.11%
201423,039-106-0.46%
201323,145-109-0.47%
201223,254-4-0.02%
201123,258120.05%
201023,2461,1750.52%
200022,0711,2640.59%
199020,807-806-0.38%
198021,6135440.26%
197021,0694,4252.39%
196016,6442,8381.89%
195013,8067860.59%
194013,0202,0001.68%
193011,0202,3172.39%
19208,7032,0892.78%
19106,6141,7903.21%
19004,8240.00%