Greenwood County, SC

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2022 Population
69,309
0.0418% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.2
0.249% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.3%
1.18% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,553
6.83% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$144,000
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
29,395
1.28% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Greenwood County, SC had a population of 69.3k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $47,553. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Greenwood County, SC declined from 69,338 to 69,309, a −0.0418% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,513 to $47,553, a 6.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Greenwood County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (58.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.5%), White (Hispanic) (3.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.65%).

None of the households in Greenwood County, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Greenwood County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greenwood County, SC are Piedmont Technical College (1,653 degrees awarded in 2022), Lander University (672 degrees), and Charzanne Beauty College (24 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Greenwood County, SC was $144,000, and the homeownership rate was 65.1%.

Most people in Greenwood County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Greenwood County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Greenwood County, SC is home to a population of 69.3k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.02% of Greenwood County, SC residents were born outside of the country (2.09k people).

In 2022, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.7k people) in Greenwood County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.29k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Greenwood County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Greenwood County, SC was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Greenwood County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40.7k ± 230
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21.8k ± 306
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.29k ± 611
6.52%
Hispanic Population
4.52k people

In 2022, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40.7k people) in Greenwood County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.29k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.52% of the people in Greenwood County, SC are hispanic (4.52k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Greenwood County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.09k people
3.39%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.35k people

As of 2022, 3.02% of Greenwood County, SC residents (2.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greenwood County, SC was 3.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,245 ± 235
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    931 ± 283
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    317 ± 109

Greenwood County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Greenwood County, SC employs 29.4k people. The largest industries in Greenwood County, SC are Manufacturing (7,095 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,042 people), and Educational Services (3,080 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,839), Utilities ($67,163), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,380).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

29.4k
2022 Value
± 1,416
−1.28%
1 Year decline
± 6.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greenwood County, SC declined at a rate of −1.28%, from 29.8k employees to 29.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greenwood County, SC, are Production Occupations (4,897 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,756 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,574 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greenwood County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

29.4k
2022 Value
± 1,416
−1.28%
1 Year decline
± 6.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Greenwood County, SC declined at a rate of −1.28%, from 29.8k employees to 29.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greenwood County, SC, are Manufacturing (7,095 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,042 people), and Educational Services (3,080 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greenwood County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Greenwood County, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,923
Median earning men ± $3,247
$33,311
Median earning women ± $2,118

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,399), Public Administration ($64,000), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,380).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($55,363), Public Administration ($47,667), and Information ($43,689).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 446
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 382
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 339
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Greenwood County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.994%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Greenwood County, SC awarded 2,349 degrees. The student population of Greenwood County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,983 male students and 6,542 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greenwood County, SC are White (1,562 and 66.8%), followed by Black or African American (621 and 26.5%), Two or More Races (84 and 3.59%), and Unknown (25 and 1.07%).

The largest universities in Greenwood County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Piedmont Technical College (1,653 and 70.4%), Lander University (672 and 28.6%), and Charzanne Beauty College (24 and 1.02%).

The most popular majors in Greenwood County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (272 and 11.6%), General Business Administration & Management (185 and 7.88%), and Registered Nursing (177 and 7.54%).

The median tuition cost in Greenwood County, SC for a public four year colleges is $10,700 for in-state students and $20,300 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Greenwood County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,525 (31.3% men and 68.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,525 students enrolled in Greenwood County, SC, 31.3% men and 68.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,550 records, of which 65.1% were women and 34.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 85 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Greenwood County, SC was General Business with 85 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Greenwood County, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,653 degrees awarded
  2. 672 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Piedmont Technical College with 1,653 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 814 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greenwood County, SC, which is 0.53 times less than the 1,535 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,562 degrees mean that there were 2.52 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 621 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,700) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greenwood County, SC was $144,000 in 2022, which is 0.511 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $127,900 to $144,000, a 12.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Greenwood County, SC is 65.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Greenwood County, SC have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Greenwood County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Greenwood County, SC is $47,553. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Greenwood County, SC was Census Tract 9703.01 with a value of $76,908, followed by Census Tract 9702.01 and Census Tract 9707.01, with respective values of $60,735 and $59,457.

In 2022, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Greenwood County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.892%.

Property

$144,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,859
$17,983
Median Property Taxes
±$932

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greenwood County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.1%
Homeownership
2022
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.1% of the housing units in Greenwood County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9703.01
  2. Census Tract 9702.01
  3. Census Tract 9707.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greenwood County, SC was Census Tract 9703.01 with a value of $76,908, followed by Census Tract 9702.01 and Census Tract 9707.01, with respective values of $60,735 and $59,457.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Greenwood County, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$47,553
Median Household Income
± $2,407
27.6k
Number of Households
± 1,429

In 2022, the median household income of the 27.6k households in Greenwood County, SC grew to $47,553 from the previous year's value of $44,513.

The following chart displays the households in Greenwood County, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greenwood County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.36%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.75%)

In 2022, 85.7% of workers in Greenwood County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.36%) and those who worked at home (2.75%).

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greenwood County, SC have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Greenwood County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Greenwood County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.892%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greenwood County, SC (11.5k out of 66.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greenwood County, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 23.8% of the children was living in poverty in Greenwood County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 617 in Greenwood County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 683 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.7% of the population of Greenwood County, SC has health coverage, with 44% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.78% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Greenwood County, SC see 885 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.94% decrease from the previous year (931 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1822 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 294 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

885 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Greenwood County, SC

Primary care physicians in Greenwood County, SC see an average of 885 patients per year. This represents a 4.94% decrease from the previous year (931 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Greenwood County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.3%
Uninsured
44%
Employer Coverage
20.2%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
1.78%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greenwood County, SC declined by 5.25% from 8.76% to 8.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.3 in Greenwood County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.9% in Greenwood County, SC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.3% in Greenwood County, SC.

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