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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,780
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+4,846
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married27.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,517
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,342
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,066

Wealth

Median Family Income$30,575
% Above Poverty Level61.4%
% Below Poverty Level38.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone40.1%
Median Gross Rent$550
Median House Value$85,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)69.8%
Irish3.3%
English3%
German1.5%
French Except Basque0.8%
African0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Italian0.5%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Czech0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Greenwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Leflore County
Standard Zip Codes38930
P.O. Box Zip Codes38935
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.51
Approximate Longitude-90.19

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)

StationGREENWOOD LEFLORE AP
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 53 F
Apr Temp52 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationMINTER CITY 2 SE
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 50 F
Apr Temp51 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip58.6 inches
StationLEXINGTON 2 NNW
Distance27.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip56.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cruger376$22,188
Itta Bena1,886$25,477
North Carrollton439$50,250
Schlater284$28,125
Sidon507$9,886

Greenwood Public Libraries

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

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Greenwood Hospitals

Ltac Hospital Of Greenwood
(Proprietary)
1401 River Road Second Floor
(662) 459-2681
Greenwood Leflore Hospital
(Government - Local)
1401 River Road
(662) 459-7000

Greenwood Public Schools

Amanda Elzy High School
604 Elzy Avenue
ZIP: 38930
(662) 453-3394
High
Total Enrollment 437
Amanda Elzy Junior High School
604 Elzy Avenue
ZIP: 38930
(662) 453-9677
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Bankston Elementary School
1312 Grand Boulevard
ZIP: 38930
(662) 455-7421
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Career And Technical Center
616 Sycamore Avenue
ZIP: 38930
(662) 455-7414
High
Claudine F Brown Elementary School
Highway 49 S
ZIP: 38930
(662) 453-8622
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Davis Elementary School
400 Cotton Street
ZIP: 38930
(662) 455-7425
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
East Elementary School
208 Meadowbrook Road
ZIP: 38930
(662) 453-9182
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Greenwood Alternative School
410 Main Street
ZIP: 38930
(662) 455-8989
Other
Greenwood High School
1209 Garrard Avenue
ZIP: 38930
(662) 455-7450
High
Total Enrollment 693
Greenwood Middle School
1200 Garrard Avenue
ZIP: 38930
(662) 455-3661
Middle
Total Enrollment 391
Leflore County Voc Center
107 Edison Street
ZIP: 38930
(662) 453-7706
High
Threadgill Elementary School
1001 Broad Street
ZIP: 38930
(662) 455-7440
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
W C Williams Elementary School
1300 Carrollton Avenue
ZIP: 38930
(662) 455-7445
Primary
Total Enrollment 307

Greenwood Private Schools

North New Summit School
1203 Sargent John A Pittman Dr
ZIP: 38930
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 149
Pillow Academy
69601 Highway 82 W
ZIP: 38930
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 755
St Francis Of Assisi School
2607 Highway 82 E
ZIP: 38930
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
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