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Overview

Introduction to Greenwood, Mississippi

Greenwood, Mississippi, in Leflore county, is 84 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi and 113 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. The city has a population of 18,425.

Greenwood History

The first European settlement was founded by John Williams in 1830 as a trading post. It was incorporated in 1844 as Greenwood. The city was named honoring Chief Greenwood Leflore. During the Civil War, the city played a vital role in the renowned Siege of Vicksburg. The end of the Civil War decreased the cotton industry and negatively impacted the thriving economy of the city.

Greenwood and nearby Attractions

  • Eastgate Shopping Center
  • Cottonlandia Museum
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum & Gallery

Things To Do In Greenwood

Residents and tourists love shopping at the Eastgate Shopping Center and the Greenwood Mall. Wagner Park and the Veterans Memorial Park are popular for the recreation that they offer. The Cottonlandia Museum is a notable place to visit. Fans of the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson can visit the Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum and Gallery, which has been dedicated to him.

Greenwood Transportation

Jackson International Airport provides air transportation.

Greenwood Higher Education

Mississippi Valley State University, Mississippi Delta Community College, Holmes Community College and Delta State University are all nearby.

People

Total Population 15,734
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,649
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 27.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.1%
Median Earnings25+ $31,185
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,534
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,694

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,907
% Above Poverty Level 59.2%
% Below Poverty Level 40.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.3%
Median Gross Rent $548
Median House Value $85,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 4.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greenwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 84 miles N of Jackson, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Leflore
Standard Zip Codes 38930
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38935
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.516
Longitude -90.179

Greenwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GREENWOOD LEFLORE AP
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 53 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station MINTER CITY 2 SE
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 50 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches
Station LEXINGTON 2 NNW
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 56.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Greenwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Avalon (38930)

Shellmound (38930)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cruger 336 $23,214
Itta Bena 2,103 $24,225
North Carrollton 498 $42,031
Schlater 374 $33,125
Sidon 489 $13,523

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greenwood Public Libraries

Library
Greenwood-leflore Public Library
405 WEST WASHINGTON
Greenwood, Mississippi
(662) 453-3634

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Greenwood Hospitals

GREENWOOD LEFLORE HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
1401 RIVER RD DRAWER 1410
(662) 459-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Greenwood High Schools

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GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
1209 GARRARD AVENUE
662-455-7450
A Title I School.
Serves 736 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

AMANDA ELZY HIGH SCHOOL
604 ELZY AVENUE
662-453-3394
A Title I School.
Serves 638 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER
616 SYCAMORE AVENUE
662-455-7414
A Vocational School

LEFLORE COUNTY VOC CENTER
107 EDISON STREET
662-453-7706
A Vocational School

GREENWOOD ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
410 MAIN STREET
662-455-8989
A Non-traditional School

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