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"Cotton Capital of the World"

Greenwood is a city in Leflore County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Greenwood LeFlore, prominent member of the Choctaw tribe

The latitude of Greenwood is 33.516N. The longitude is -90.179W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 131 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,594.


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Median household income
Local
$21,867
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Greenwood demographic reports
Greenwood is on the Yazoo and Tallahatchie rivers
Cotton and slaves were shipped from Greenwood to New Orleans and other cities. After the Civil War, the area became a major cotton market.

Blues great Robert Johnson died here in 1938, at age 27. Cause of death was never determined. Many people believed he had been poisoned by a jealous husband.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 64. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Betty Everett, singer
· Guitar Slim, blues musician
Historic sites and museums: Florewood River Plantation, Cottonlandia Museum
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.)

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3% of Greenwood residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greenwood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greenwood was $14,461, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Greenwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Greenwood include Boulevard Subdivision Historic District, Central Commercial and Railroad Historic District, Cotton Row Historic District, Four Corners Historic District, River Road and Western Downtown Residential Historic District, Williams Landing and Eastern Downtown Residential Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Greenwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $219.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.


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Libraries in Greenwood include Greenwood-Leflore Public Library, Jodie Wilson Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Greenwood include Greenwood Commonwealth

TV stations in Greenwood include WABG, WMAO.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMAO-FM.

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Leflore County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Greenwood political report.

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The average commute time for Greenwood workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 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 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Greenwood include Best Inns Greenwood, Best Western Greenwood, Comfort Inn, Ramada Inn.

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