Greenwood County, SC

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Population

69,981

0.143% growth

Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$39,196

4.16% growth

Poverty Rate

24.2%


Number of Employees

29,541

1.82% growth

Median Property Value

$116,300

6.02% growth

About

In 2017, Greenwood County, SC had a population of 70k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $39,196. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greenwood County, SC grew from 69,881 to 69,981, a 0.143% increase and its median household income grew from $37,631 to $39,196, a 4.16% increase.

The population of Greenwood County, SC is 60.1% White Alone, 31.2% Black or African American Alone, and 5.84% Hispanic or Latino. 6.59% of the people in Greenwood County, SC speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greenwood County, SC are Piedmont Technical College (1,119 degrees awarded in 2016), Lander University (461 degrees), and Charzanne Beauty College (22 degrees).

The median property value in Greenwood County, SC is $116,300, and the homeownership rate is 64.3%. Most people in Greenwood County, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Greenwood County, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Greenwood County, SC employs 29.5k people. The largest industries in Greenwood County, SC are Manufacturing (6,804 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,821 people), and Retail Trade (3,673 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,316), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,042), and Utilities ($40,750).

Median household income in Greenwood County, SC is $39,196. Males in Greenwood County, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in Greenwood County, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,196

2017 value

± $1,730

4.16%

1 Year Growth

± 5.9%

Households in Greenwood County, SC have a median annual income of $39,196, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,631 in 2016, which represents a 4.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080

Average Male Salary

± $1,419

$40,985

Average Female Salary

± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in Greenwood County, SC made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Greenwood County, SC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,597 ± $53,271

  2. Asian

    $47,877 ± $7,789

  3. White

    $47,332 ± $1,044

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Greenwood County, SC workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greenwood County, SC is from South Carolina.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.456

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9702.01

  2. Census Tract 9707.01

  3. Census Tract 9703.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greenwood County, SC was Census Tract 9702.01 with a value of $57,742, followed by Census Tract 9707.01 and Census Tract 9703.01, with respective values of $56,277 and $55,903.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greenwood County, SC (16.3k out of 67.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    8,107 ± 680

  2. White

    7,301 ± 643

  3. Hispanic

    2,121 ± 406

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

29.5k

2017 Value

± 1,349

1.82%

1 Year growth

± 6.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenwood County, SC grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 29k employees to 29.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greenwood County, SC, are Production Occupations (4,212 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,692 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,041 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greenwood County, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greenwood County, SC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (4,212 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,692 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,041 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greenwood County, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.46 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.74 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greenwood County, SC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($61,719), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,375), and Management Occupations ($59,130).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.5k

2017 Value

± 1,349

1.82%

1 Year growth

± 6.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenwood County, SC grew at a rate of 1.82%, from 29k employees to 29.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greenwood County, SC, are Manufacturing (6,804 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,821 people), and Retail Trade (3,673 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Greenwood County, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,804 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,821 people), and Retail Trade (3,673 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greenwood County, SC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.28 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.55 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greenwood County, SC, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,316), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,042), and Utilities ($40,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.9B

  2. $15.2B

  3. $11.7B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $15.9B, followed by Machinery with $15.2B and Mixed freight and $11.7B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$163B

2015 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

49.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Carolina trade was $163B. This is expected to increase 49.4% to $244B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.2B

  2. $13.4B

  3. $5.71B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $22.2B, followed by Georgia with $13.4B and Tennessee and $5.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.2% of the population of Greenwood County, SC has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 2.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Greenwood County, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Greenwood County, SC see 944 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.58% decrease from the previous year (979 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1895 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 369 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

944 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Greenwood County, SC see an average of 944 patients per year. This represents a 3.58% decrease from the previous year (979 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,235

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,491

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,298

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.8%

Uninsured

38.1%

Employer Coverage

18.9%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

2.19%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greenwood County, SC declined by 8.44% from 16.2% to 14.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Greenwood County, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Greenwood County, SC is home to a population of 70k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.19% of Greenwood County, SC residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Greenwood County, SC is composed of 42k White Alone residents (60.1%), 21.8k Black or African American Alone residents (31.2%), 4.08k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.84%), 1.2k Two or More Races residents (1.71%), 648 Asian Alone residents (0.926%), 172 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.246%), 29 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0414%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Greenwood County, SC are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,311 speakers), Japanese (182 speakers), and Vietnamese (129 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greenwood County, SC was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Greenwood County, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Greenwood County, SC residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.19% of Greenwood County, SC residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greenwood County, SC was 4.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    68,828 ± 6,396 people

  2. India

    11,778 ± 2,661 people

  3. Philippines

    9,880 ± 2,438 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Greenwood County, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 Greenwood County, SC residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Greenwood County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greenwood County, SC was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    42k ± 24

  2. Black or African American Alone

    21.8k ± 351

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.08k ± 718

In 2017, there were 1.93 times more White Alone residents (42k people) in Greenwood County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 21.8k Black or African American Alone and 4.08k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Greenwood County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,311 speakers (5.08%)

  2. Japanese

    182 speakers (0.279%)

  3. Vietnamese

    129 speakers (0.198%)

6.59% of Greenwood County, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Greenwood County, SC was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.08% of the overall population of Greenwood County, SC are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.279% speak Japanese and 0.198% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,679 ± 232

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    730 ± 221

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    381 ± 149

Greenwood County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Greenwood County, SC awarded 1,602 degrees. The student population of Greenwood County, SC is skewed towards women, with 2,579 male students and 5,153 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greenwood County, SC are White (1,023 and 64.5%), followed by Black or African American (491 and 31%), Two or More Races (28 and 1.77%), and Hispanic or Latino (18 and 1.13%).

The largest universities in Greenwood County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Piedmont Technical College (1,119 and 69.9%), Lander University (461 and 28.8%), and Charzanne Beauty College (22 and 1.37%).

The most popular majors in Greenwood County, SC are Machine Tool Technology (146 and 9.11%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (132 and 8.24%), and Registered Nursing (119 and 7.43%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 118 degrees awarded

  2. 67 degrees awarded

  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Greenwood County, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 118 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,119 degrees awarded

  2. 461 degrees awarded

  3. 22 degrees awarded

$10,700

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Greenwood County, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Piedmont Technical College with 1,119 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

637

Degrees Awarded to Men

965

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 637 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greenwood County, SC, which is 0.66 times less than the 965 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,023 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    491 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    28 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greenwood County, SC were to White students. These 1,023 degrees mean that there were 2.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 491 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greenwood County, SC was $116,300 in 2017, which is 0.534 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,700 to $116,300, a 6.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Greenwood County, SC is 64.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greenwood County, SC have an average commute time of 21.7 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.

Income

Household Income

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$39,196

Median Household Income

± $1,730

27k

Number of Households

± 1,115

In 2017, the median household income of the 27k households in Greenwood County, SC grew to $39,196 from the previous year's value of $37,631.

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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$116,300

2017 Median

± $5,330

$109,700

2016 Median

± $5,118

In 2017, the median property value in Greenwood County, SC grew to to $116,300 from the previous year's value of $109,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greenwood County, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greenwood County, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Greenwood County, SC 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

64.3%

2017 Homeownership

63%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.3% of the housing units in Greenwood County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greenwood County, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Greenwood County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greenwood County, SC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greenwood County, SC have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Greenwood County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Greenwood County, SC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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