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Overview

Introduction to Greenwood, South Carolina

Greenwood, South Carolina, in Greenwood county, is 47 miles S of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center) and 103 miles SW of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Greenwood History

The town of Greenwood was established in the year 1824. The town’s name, Green Wood, was suggested by an early settler, John McGehee’s wife. When the community grew, the inhabitants of the city desired incorporation. The town was finally incorporated in 1857. Later that year, Greenwood was chartered as the county seat of Greenwood

Greenwood and nearby Attractions

  • Greenwood Museum
  • Abbeville-Greenwood Regional Library
  • Lupo Memorial United Methodist Church
  • Holy Redeemer Pentecostal Holiness Church
  • Railroad Historical Center?
  • Greenwood Memorial Gardens?

Things To Do In Greenwood

Tourist will never fall short of things to do in Greenwood. The uptown features many local restaurants, several shopping arcades, and an exciting array of annual events. The city has many historical places tourists can visit during their leisure time. The town also has many libraries which book lovers will enjoy.

Greenwood Transportation

The nearest international airport to the city is Greenville-Spartanburg International.

Greenwood Higher Education

Some of the nearby colleges that offer higher education to residents of the city are Tri-County Technical College, Bob Jones University, and Greenville Technical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,148
Male Share of the Population44.5%
Female Share of the Population55.5%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+9,489
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married27.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.7%
Median Earnings25+$22,314
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,537
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,197

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,381
% Above Poverty Level65.3%
% Below Poverty Level34.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone35.5%
Median Gross Rent$643
Median House Value$92,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.1%
Irish6.9%
English6.6%
German5%
Scottish1.5%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque1.2%
Greek1%
Polish0.6%
African0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Czech0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Greenwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Greenwood County
Standard Zip Codes29646, 29649
P.O. Box Zip Codes29648
Company Zip Codes29647
Phone Area Codes864
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.19
Approximate Longitude-82.15

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 3 SW
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp45 to 74 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationCALHOUN FALLS
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp46 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
StationSALUDA
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abbeville5,103$35,151
Cross Hill646$56,563
Hodges136$56,719
Ninety Six1,954$53,826
Ware Shoals2,759$46,066
Waterloo157$29,375

Greenwood Public Libraries

Greenwood County Library System
600 SOUTH MAIN ST.
Greenwood, South Carolina
(864) 941-4650

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Greenwood Hospitals

Self Regional Healthcare
(Government - Local)
1325 Spring St
(864) 725-4111
Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
1530 Pkwy
(864) 330-1800

Greenwood Public Schools

Brewer Middle
1000 Emerald Road
ZIP: 29646
(864) 941-5500
Middle
Total Enrollment 670
Emerald High
150 Bypass 225
ZIP: 29646
(864) 941-5730
High
Total Enrollment 942
Greenwood Early Childhood Center
1125 Cambridge Avenue
ZIP: 29646
(864) 941-5520
Primary
Total Enrollment 232
Mathews Elementary
725 Marshall Road
ZIP: 29646
(864) 941-5680
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Springfield Elementary
1608 Florida Avenue
ZIP: 29646
(864) 941-5535
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Westview Middle
1410 West Alexander Road
ZIP: 29646
(864) 229-4301
Middle
Total Enrollment 663
Woodfields Elementary
1032 Emerald Road
ZIP: 29646
(864) 941-5540
Primary
Total Enrollment 646
Eleanor S. Rice Elementary
1802 East Durst Avenue
ZIP: 29649
(864) 941-5660
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
G. Frank Russell Career Center
601 East Northside Drive
ZIP: 29649
(864) 941-5750
High
Greenwood High
1816 Cokesbury Road
ZIP: 29649
(864) 941-5600
High
Total Enrollment 1666
Lakeview Elementary
660 Center Street
ZIP: 29649
(864) 941-5760
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Leath Women's Correctional Institution
2809 Airport Road
ZIP: 29649
(864) 896-1041
Merrywood Elementary
329 Deadfall Road West
ZIP: 29649
(864) 941-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Northside Middle
431 Deadfall Road West
ZIP: 29649
(864) 941-5780
Middle
Total Enrollment 638
Pinecrest Elementary
220 East Northside Drive
ZIP: 29649
(864) 941-5580
Primary
Total Enrollment 500

Greenwood Private Schools

Cambridge Academy
103 Eastman St
ZIP: 29649
Elementary
Total Enrollment 128
Eastside Christian School
1908 Highway 72 221 E
ZIP: 29649
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
Greenwood Christian School
2026 Woodlawn Rd
ZIP: 29649
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 297
Palmetto Christian Academy Of Greenwood
308 Deadfall Rd W
ZIP: 29649
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 54
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