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Encyclopedia > Greenwood, South Carolina

Greenwood is a city in Greenwood County, South Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 22,071. It is the county seat of Greenwood CountyGR6. Greenwood County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Greenwood County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ...

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Geography

Greenwood is located at 34°11′19″N, 82°9′38″W (34.1885, -82.1605)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias SC county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.5 km² (13.7 mi²). 35.5 km² (13.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.07% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 2000, there were 22,071 people, 8,496 households, and 5,174 families residing in the city. The population density was 622.5/km² (1,612.1/mi²). There were 9,373 housing units at an average density of 264.3/km² (684.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 50.10% White, 45.51% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.41% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.52% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,496 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.5% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.05. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 15.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $26,284, and the median income for a family was $32,573. Males had a median income of $26,477 versus $21,476 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,347. About 18.1% of families and 25.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Festival of Flowers

Every year in June, Greenwood plays host to the South Carolina "Festival of Flowers". Park Seed Corporation, located in Greenwood and one of the largest gardening companies in the world, plays a large part in the Emerald City's ability to host this event. The Festival encompasses far more than just a standard flower festival, and has also included Jazz concerts, Cessna flights for children, world food, a showcase for classic cars, and even a dog show. There is also a medical symposium, hosted by Self Regional Healthcare during the festival. This event draws many gardening enthusiasts from around the nation. The calendar of events may be found at the Festival Homepage Park Seed Company is a privately held mail-order gardening company based in Greenwood, South Carolina. ...


Economy

Industry

Greenwood also houses several large industries, including but not limited to:
Park Seed
Capsugel (A division of Pfizer)
Fujifilm (North American Headquarters)
Solutia Inc
Milliken Textiles
Grede Foundries
Greenwood Fabricating & Plating
Velux Greenwood (Skylight Manufacturing Plant)
Velux-America (Skylight Company)
and many more. Pfizer, Incorporated (NYSE: PFE) (pronounced faɪzəɹ or faɪzÉ™), is the worlds largest pharmaceutical company. ... Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, or Fujifilm, is a Japanese company known for its photographic film and cameras. ... Solutia Inc. ... Milliken & Co. ...


Public Services

Greenwood contains Self Regional Hospital, one of the largest in the area. Self is known for their high quality Vascular surgery system, Cancer Center, Heart Center, and Neurosurgery among many other things. They offer a Level III Emergency Care Center, that is open 24 hours per day. Self Regional Hospital Homepage.


Self Regional Healthcare also has an excellent family medicine residency program. The Greenwood Family Medicine Residency Program is located at the Montgomery Center for Family Medicine. The program has 27 residents and is considered one of the top family medicine residency programs in the United States. It is an unopposed residency that is also involved in extensive medical missions projects. Graduates of the program practice all over the country, including Alaska. In recent years, several graduates have gone on to do fellowships in obstetrics and sports medicine. The residency program physicians serve as team physicians for several local colleges and high schools. Greenwood Family Medicine Homepage.


Another notable medical establishment in Greenwood is the Genetic Center [1], a nonprofit institute, organized to provide clinical genetic services and laboratory testing, to develop educational programs and materials, and to conduct research in the field of medical genetics.


The city of Greenwood is home to the main branch of the Greenwood County Library [2]. The Greenwood County Library is poised to expand into a new space in 2008.


The city of Greenwood is a part of Greenwood County School District 50 (District Homepage), and offers public schooling up to the Secondary level, including Career & Technology education.


Greenwood District 50 is comprised of:


Secondary (Enrollment):
Greenwood High School (1700)
Emerald High School (950)


Middle :
Westview Middle School
Brewer Middle School
Northside Middle School Westview Middle School is located in Greenwood, SC. Its current principal is Mrs. ...


Elementary :
East End Elementary
Hodges Elementary
Lakeview Elementary
Mathews Elementary
Merrywood Elementary
Oakland Elementary
Pinecrest Elementary
Springfield Elementary
Woodfields Elementary


Interesting facts

  • Greenwood is the home of Piedmont Technical College.
  • Greenwood is also the home of Lander University.
  • Greenwood holds one of the region's largest freight rail yards.
  • Greenwood has claimed that it has the widest main street in the world.
  • Greenwood's nickname is "The Emerald City."
  • Greenwood's elementary school Springfield Elementary was an accidental tie-in with The Simpsons school Springfield Elementary.

Piedmont Technical College of South Carolina (http://www. ... Lander University is a public university located in Greenwood, South Carolina. ... Simpsons redirects here. ...

Points of interest

Lander University is a public university located in Greenwood, South Carolina. ... The Park Seed Company/Wayside Gardens national headquarters complex is surrounded by 9 acres of gardens. ... Piedmont Technical College of South Carolina (http://www. ...

Notable Residents and Natives

Gregg Marshall is the head mens basketball coach at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC . ... Winthrop University (formerly Winthrop College) is an American public, four-year liberal arts college in Rock Hill, South Carolina, within the greater Metrolina (NC / SC) area. ... Gaines Adams, (born on June 8, 1983), is a defensive end for Clemson. ... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... Robert Brooks (born June 23, 1970) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1992-1998) and the Denver Broncos (2000). ... Ben Coates (born August 16, 1969 in Greenwood, South Carolina) is an American former NFL tight end, former CIAA football coach and current NFL Tight Ends coach. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Greenwood, South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (661 words)
Greenwood is a city located in Greenwood County, South Carolina.
Another notable medical establishment in Greenwood is the Genetic Center [1], a nonprofit institute, organized to provide clinical genetic services and laboratory testing, to develop educational programs and materials, and to conduct research in the field of medical genetics.
Greenwood was said to have the widest main street in the world at one time, before Red Square in Moscow was judged to be wider.
Encyclopedia: Greenwood County, South Carolina (1929 words)
Greenwood County is a county located in the state of South Carolina.
Lake Murray Country is a large area of South Carolina, USA; the region is approximately 78 acres of water and 50,000 acres of land.
The Pee Dee region of South Carolina is the northeastern corner of the state.
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