Living in Greenwood, MS

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Greenwood SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
9.5

Greenwood, MS Cost Of Living

80
Greenwood's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Greenwood, Mississippi Info Snack

Greenwood is a city in and the county seat of Leflore County, Mississippi, located at the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta, approximately 96 miles north of the state capital, Jackson, Mississippi, and 130 miles south of the riverport of Memphis, Tennessee. It was a center of cotton planter culture in the 19th century.
Population
14,280
Unemployment
8.8%
Poverty
37.7%
Median Home
$89,100
Median Income
$27,599
Median Rent
$508

Greenwood, MS Photos

Rankings for Greenwood in Mississippi

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Map Of Greenwood, MS

Population over time in Greenwood

Year Population % Change
2017 14,280 -1.5%
2016 14,496 -1.9%
2015 14,780 -6.1%
2014 15,734 -0.9%
2013 15,873 0.2%
2012 15,834 3.5%
2011 15,298 -1.6%
2010 15,542 -2.1%
2009 15,870 -

Race / Ethnicity in Greenwood

White
26.0% (3,712)
African American
71.4% (10,190)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.7% (93)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.4% (202)
Hispanic
0.6% (83)
Race Greenwood MS USA
White 26.0% 56.8% 61.1%
African American 71.4% 37.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.7% 0.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.4% 1.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 0.6% 3.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Greenwood, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
26.4% (376,771)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.2% (117,793)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.3% (176,272)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.1% (143,691)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.8% (153,994)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.4% (176,550)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.0% (100,249)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.7% (96,351)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (62,099)
$200,000 or more
1.7% (24,226)
Income Greenwood MS USA
Less than $10,000 26.4% 10.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.2% 6.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.3% 12.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.1% 11.4% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.8% 14.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.4% 16.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.0% 11.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.7% 10.4% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 3.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.7% 2.7% 7.0%

Gender in Greenwood

Female
53.0% (7,573)
Male
47.0% (6,707)
Gender Greenwood MS USA
Female 53.0% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 47.0% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Greenwood for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
11.0% (1,570)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (1,428)
High School / GED
38.0% (5,426)
Some College
17.0% (2,427)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (714)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (1,856)
Master's Degree
4.0% (571)
Professional Degree
1.0% (142)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (142)
Education Greenwood MS USA
< 9th Grade 11.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 11.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 38.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 14.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Greenwood

Overall User Rating
1.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I lived in Greenwood from '61-'81 and have spent time going back for family and friends. I can remember when G'wood was a thriving town, bustling with business and wholesome activities in the 60s and 70s. No more. White flight along with an agenda of appeasement for the downtrodden coupled with white guilt absolutely destroyed the area. It isn't even a shadow of it's former self. Crime is rampant and areas to stay away from have become larger. Greenwood took pride in keeping higher paying jobs out of the City/County for many decades. Planters and Businesses were probably responsible for most of this. The "powers that be" would Never allow common citizens to "rise" financially or socially as I saw it. The ending will probably be along the lines of Greenwood becoming another Tchula or Mound Bayou with the Hospital, Private Prisons, City and County Government being the main employers. For any of you there still holding on, may I offer...........Get OUT while you can.

You can easily cover things to see in a day and then spend an hour at the Crystal Grill for an excellent meal. I can not in good conscience recommend a Motel there aside from the Alluvian and it will cost you....big time for a nice room.

But you'll be safe and please don't venture out too far after dark. And lock your vehicle. You're Welcome.

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