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Greenwood County, SC&

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Population
69,881
0.16% growth
Median Age
39.1
Median Household Income
$37,631
1.54% growth
Poverty Rate
24.2%
Number of Employees
29,014
1.78% growth
Median Property Value
$109,700
4.58% growth

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Economy

The economy of Greenwood County, SC employs 29,014 people. The economy of Greenwood County, SC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.89; 2.17; and 1.59 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Greenwood County, SC are Manufacturing (6,508), Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,905), and Retail trade (3,275), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($38,990), Utilities ($38,824), and Educational Services ($34,541).

Median household income in Greenwood County, SC is $37,631. Males in Greenwood County, SC have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $28,736. The income inequality of Greenwood County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Greenwood County, SC. In Greenwood County, SC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 102 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,966. Jasper County, SC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.

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Diversity

Greenwood County, SC is home to a population of 69,881 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Greenwood County, SC is composed of 42,119 White residents (60.3%), 21,545 Black residents (30.8%), 4,041 Hispanic residents (5.78%), 1,338 Two+ residents (1.91%), and 607 Asian residents (0.87%). The most common foreign languages in Greenwood County, SC are Spanish (3,311 speakers), Japanese (182 speakers), and Vietnamese (129 speakers), but compared to other places, Greenwood County, SC has a relative high number of Japanese (182 speakers), Greek (89 speakers), and Urdu (116 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Greenwood County, SC awarded 1,538 degrees. The student population of Greenwood County, SC is skewed towards females, with 545 male students and 993 female students. Most students in Greenwood County, SC are White (1,016 and 66.1%), followed by Black or African American (445 and 28.9%), Two or more races (21 and 1.37%), and Hispanic or Latino (16 and 1.04%). The largest universities in Greenwood County, SC by number of graduates are Piedmont Technical College (1,020 and 66.3%), Lander University (494 and 32.1%), and Charzanne Beauty College (24 and 1.56%). The most popular majors in Greenwood County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (94 and 6.11%), General Business (74 and 4.81%), and General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (68 and 4.42%). The median tuition costs in Greenwood County, SC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $10,700 and $20,300 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greenwood County, SC is $109,700, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $104,900 to $109,700, a 4.58% increase. The homeownership rate of Greenwood County, SC is 63%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Greenwood County, SC have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greenwood County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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