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Population (year 2000): 18,425. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,344 (-5.9% change)
Males: 8,423 (45.7%), Females: 10,002 (54.3%)

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Median resident age: 31.7 years
Median household income: $21,867 (year 2000)
Median house value: $64,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Greenwood:

  • Black (65.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (32.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)

Ancestries: United States (5.8%), English (4.1%), Irish (3.3%), German (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), Italian (1.0%).

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Land area: 9.2 square miles

Greenwood,

For population 25 years and over in Greenwood

  • High school or higher: 65.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Greenwood city

  • Never married: 39.2%
  • Now married: 36.7%
  • Separated: 5.5%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -732 (-3.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MS Jackson, (82.9 miles pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TN Memphis, (111.5 miles pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (441.7 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: MS (7.8 miles Sidon, Bena, MS (9.6 miles Itta MS (14.0 miles Schlater, MS (14.1 miles Cruger, City, MS (14.9 miles Morgan MS (18.0 miles Carrollton, Carrollton, MS (18.1 miles North MS (22.6 miles Moorhead,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 16 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $70,200
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $92,700
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $133,200

Latitude: 33.52 N, Longitude: 90.18 W

Area code: 662


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.4%), Manufacturing (17.8%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,618 (+25.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,853 (76.6%)


 

Crime in Greenwood by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 4 3 4 4 2 7
    per 100,000 21.7 16.3 21.7 21.7 10.9 38.0
Rapes 21 16 11 7 2 4
    per 100,000 114.0 86.8 59.7 38.0 10.9 21.7
Robberies 57 62 40 37 25 48
    per 100,000 309.4 336.5 217.1 200.8 135.7 260.5
Assaults 39 28 34 38 35 58
    per 100,000 211.7 152.0 184.5 206.2 190.0 314.8
Burglaries 553 417 464 324 343 396
    per 100,000 3001.4 2263.2 2518.3 1758.5 1861.6 2149.3
Thefts 1,092 1,083 1,120 990 845 980
    per 100,000 5926.7 5877.9 6078.7 5373.1 4586.2 5318.9
Auto thefts 50 64 66 70 45 61
    per 100,000 271.4 347.4 358.2 379.9 244.2 331.1
671.3 603.7 595.7 506.8 427.2 577.5


Average climate in Greenwood, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Greenwood,

Greenwood-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1971, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Greenwood city center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/24/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the city center caused $2 million in damages.


Birthplace of: C.C. Brown - 2005 NFL player (Houston Texans, born: Jan 27, 1983), Carlos Emmons - 2005 NFL player (New York Giants, born: Sep 3, 1973), Cleo Lemon - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Aug 16, 1979), Matt Miller - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cleveland Indians, born: Nov 23, 1971), Paul Maholm - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, born: Jun 25, 1982), Todd Wade - 2005 NFL player (Houston Texans, born: Oct 30, 1976), Donna Tartt - (b. 1963), novelist, Michael Boler - College basketball player (Mississippi St. Bulldogs), Tamarius Brown - College basketball player (Ark Pine Bluff Golden Lions).


Hospital/medical center in Greenwood:
  • GREENWOOD LEFLORE HOSPITAL (1401 RIVER RD DRAWER 1410)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Greenwood:
  • NORTH SUNFLOWER COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; RULEVILLE, MS)
  • UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND CLINIC-HOLMES (about 29 miles; LEXINGTON, MS)
  • TYLER HOLMES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; WINONA, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Greenwood:
  • MID DELTA RGNL (about 56 miles; GREENVILLE, MS; ID: GLH)
  • UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 75 miles; OXFORD, MS; ID: UOX)
  • JACKSON INTERNATIONAL (about 85 miles; JACKSON, MS; ID: JAN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Greenwood:
  • GREENWOOD-LEFLORE (about 8 miles; GREENWOOD, MS; ID: GWO)
  • RULEVILLE-DREW (about 29 miles; DREW, MS; ID: M37)
  • C. A. MOORE (about 30 miles; LEXINGTON, MS; ID: 19M)

Amtrak station:
GREENWOOD (506 CARROLTON AVE.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 52 $133,676 $30,848 11 $3,156
Hospitals 750 $1,972,960 $31,567 147 $30,153
Solid Waste Management 29 $42,266 $17,489 0 $0
Sewerage 19 $32,792 $20,710 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $10,244 $24,585 0 $0
Health 1 $1,240 $14,880 1 $944
Water Supply 7 $17,282 $29,626 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $11,033 $33,099 1 $596
Other Government Administration 6 $20,825 $41,650 7 $7,622
Judicial and Legal 2 $4,097 $24,582 5 $5,800
Other and Unallocable 21 $50,194 $28,682 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $20,125 $20,125 9 $3,260
Firefighters 47 $117,670 $30,043 0 $0
Fire - Other 4 $12,211 $36,633 0 $0
Correction 7 $7,698 $13,196 0 $0
Streets and Highways 19 $30,569 $19,306 0 $0
Airports 6 $16,861 $33,722 0 $0
Totals for Government 991 $2,501,743 $30,293 181 $51,531


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Greenwood:
  • MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; ITTA BENA, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,297)
  • MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; MOORHEAD, MS; FT enrollment: 2,486)
  • HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; GOODMAN, MS; FT enrollment: 2,485)
  • DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; CLEVELAND, MS; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MAIN CAMPUS (about 74 miles; UNIVERSITY, MS; FT enrollment: 11,068)
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 77 miles; SENATOBIA, MS; FT enrollment: 3,842)
  • JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; JACKSON, MS; FT enrollment: 5,955)
Public high schools in Greenwood:
  • GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 736; Location: 1209 GARRARD AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • AMANDA ELZY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 638; Location: 604 ELZY AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • LEFLORE COUNTY VOC CENTER (Location: 107 EDISON STREET; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 616 SYCAMORE AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Greenwood:
  • PILLOW ACADEMY (Students: 801; Location: RT 3 BOX 219; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Greenwood:
  • THREADGILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 770; Location: 1001 BROAD STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • DAVIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 615; Location: 400 COTTON STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GREENWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 515; Location: 1200 GARRARD AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • BANKSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 464; Location: 1312 GRAND BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 411; Location: 208 MEADOWBROOK ROAD; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • AMANDA ELZY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 385; Location: 604 ELZY AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • W C WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 1300 CARROLLTON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CLAUDINE F BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 289; Location: HIGHWAY 49 S; Grades: KG - 03)
  • GREENWOOD ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 410 MAIN STREET; Grades: 01 - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Greenwood:
  • ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 200; Location: 2607 HIGHWAY 82 E; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Greenwood:
  • GREENWOOD-LEFLORE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $478,443; Location: 405 WEST WASHINGTON; 87,122 books; 688 audio materials; 39 video materials; 176 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Greenwood: Leflore County Penal Farm (A), Greenwood-Leflore Library (B), Greenwood-Leflore Civic Center (C), Greenwood City Hall (D), Leflore County Courthouse (E), Cottonlandia Museum (F).

Shopping Centers: Eastgate Shopping Center (1), Greenwood Mall Shopping Center (2), Highland Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Greenwood include: Saint Luke Church of God in Christ (A), Saint Johns United Methodist Church (B), Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (C), Locust Grove Baptist Church (D), Calvary Baptist Church (E), Providence Baptist Church (F), Church of God of Prophecy (G), Church of the Nativity (H).

Cemeteries: Old Greenwood Cemetery (1), Magnolia Cemetery (2), Greenwood Memorial Park (3).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Sand Creek (A), Pelucia Bayou (B).

Parks in Greenwood include: Veterans Memorial Park (1), Legion Field (2), Wagner Park (3), Whittington Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Greenwood compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Greenwood:
  • WGRM (1240 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABG (960 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: GREENWOOD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKXG (1540 AM; 1 kW; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WXTN (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Greenwood:
  • WYMX (99.1 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGRM-FM (93.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGNG (106.3 FM; TCHULA, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGNL (104.3 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: TEAM BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVSD (91.7 FM; ITTA BENA, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMAO-FM (90.9 FM; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WQXB (100.1 FM; GRENADA, MS; Owner: CHATTERBOX, INC.)
  • WTCD (96.9 FM; INDIANOLA, MS; Owner: TELESOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAGR-FM (102.5 FM; LEXINGTON, MS; Owner: BRAD MAURICE COTHRAN)
  • WONA-FM (95.1 FM; WINONA, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN ELECTRONICS COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Greenwood:
  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WMAO-TV (Channel 23; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)

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