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Greenwood is a city in Greenwood County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the home of Judge John McGeheeto.

The latitude of Greenwood is 34.195N. The longitude is -82.161W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,252.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,284
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Greenwood demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 397. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 17.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • South Carolina Festival of Flowers - June 22-24, 2007
  • South Carolina Festival of Discovery - July 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Greenwood web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Greenwood State Park
Greenwood attractions: Park Seed Company
Historic sites and museums: Greenwood Museum
Colleges and universities: Lander University, Piedmont Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 107

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Greenwood residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greenwood ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greenwood was $14,347, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Greenwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Greenwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $309.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $746.


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Libraries in Greenwood include Greenwood County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Greenwood include Index-Journal

TV stations in Greenwood include WNEH.

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Greenwood County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Greenwood political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Greenwood workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Greenwood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Greenwood include Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Fairfield Inn Greenwood, Holiday Inn Express, Inn on the Square, Jameson Inn, Super 8.

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