Greenwood, South Carolina Population 2021

23,467
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Greenwood is a city located in Greenwood County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 23,467, it is the 24th largest city in South Carolina and the 1639th largest city in the United States . Greenwood is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 1.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,222 in 2010. Greenwood reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 16 miles, Greenwood has a population density of 1,438 people per square mile.

The average household income in Greenwood is $46,315 with a poverty rate of 30.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $719 per month, and the median house value is $97,400. The median age in Greenwood is 33 years, 32.9 years for males, and 33.2 years for females.

Greenwood Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Greenwoodwas:

  • White: 48.55%
  • Black or African American: 46.40%
  • Two or more races: 1.74%
  • Asian: 1.65%
  • Other race: 1.56%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Greenwood, South Carolina is 23,467 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,403.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,222.

Greenwood, South Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202171,2392140.30%
202071,0252140.30%
201970,8112140.30%
201870,5971010.14%
201770,4963080.44%
201670,1882260.32%
201569,9622920.42%
201469,670-153-0.22%
201369,823-135-0.19%
201269,9581100.16%
201169,848820.12%
201069,7660.00%

Greenwood Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,29648.55%
Black or African American10,79646.40%
Two or More Races4041.74%
Asian3851.65%
Some Other Race3621.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.11%
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Greenwood Population by Race

Greenwood Population Pyramid $2021

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Greenwood Median Age

33


Total

32.9


Male

33.2


Female

Greenwood Adults

There are 17,599 adults, (3,372 of whom are seniors) in Greenwood.

Greenwood Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Greenwood Sex Ratio

Female

12,327

52.98%

Male

10,942

47.02%

Greenwood Population by Age

Greenwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Greenwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female23.3%76.7%
Non Family41%59%
All47%53%
Male56.1%43.9%
Married76.7%23.3%

47.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Greenwood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7722.4447
Non Family3,8941.2841
Married2,3383.2876.7
Female2,1033.4723.3
Male4373.3756.1

3.25

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Greenwood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7595.28%
9th to 12th Grade1,72311.99%
High School Graduate4,83733.67%
Some College2,65518.48%
Associates Degree1,1548.03%
Bachelors Degree2,32716.20%
Graduate Degree9116.34%
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Greenwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Greenwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,8776,2502,390
Black6,2024,862380
Hispanic75826999
Asian336310213
Other Race228191156
2+ Races14037

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 68.42%.

Greenwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,833$29,452$25,100
Less Than 9th Grade$18,893$18,938$18,606
High School Graduate$26,043$27,745$23,925
Some College$28,266$35,956$25,286
Bachelors Degree$27,135$32,518$24,274
Graduate Degree$46,610$63,199$45,291

$26,833

Average Earnings

$29,452

Average Male

$25,100

Average Female

Greenwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Greenwood Language by Age

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Greenwood Language

91.38% of Greenwood residents speak only English, while 8.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.60% of the population.

Greenwood Language

Greenwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,1213,85238.06%
Hispanic2,3221,55166.80%
White8,38196911.56%
Multiple35833794.13%
Asian3635414.88%
Native2626100.00%

30.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.65%

Male Poverty Rate

32.85%

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 11.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.10%.

Greenwood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.80%
High School25.35%
Some College21.42%
Bachelors or Greater6.72%

Greenwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed54.28%
Male Unemployed41.03%
Female Employed21.96%
Male Employed11.71%

Greenwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Greenwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,699$46,315
Families$41,471$54,208
Married Families$65,039-
Non Families$23,237$35,083
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Income by Household Type

Greenwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.9%

Male Marriage Rate

26.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Greenwood Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Greenwood Marital Status

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1,165

Number of Veterans

1,084

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam520
First Gulf War228
Second Gulf War159
Korea140
World War II86

Greenwood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+352
65 to 74287
35 to 54226
55 to 64225
18 to 3475

Greenwood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8018.85%
Black3464.49%
Hispanic564.65%
2+ Races189.89%

Greenwood Veterans by Race

Greenwood Veterans by Education

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11.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

62.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greenwood Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Greenwood Employment by Age

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Greenwood Employment by Race

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Greenwood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.40%

Born in Greenwood

93.18%

Native Born

6.82%

Foreign Born

4.82%

Non Citizen

2.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.18% of Greenwood residents were born in the United States, with 70.40% having been born in South Carolina. 4.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Greenwood Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,467320.14%
202023,435320.14%
201923,403320.14%
201823,371-17-0.07%
201723,3882090.90%
201623,1791310.57%
201523,048200.09%
201423,028-107-0.46%
201323,135-107-0.46%
201223,242-7-0.03%
201123,249160.07%
201023,2331,1620.51%
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%

Greenwood Population by Year