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Greenwood, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Greenwood had a population of 14,854 as of July 1, 2017. Greenwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Greenwood is located at latitude 33.5125 and longitude -90.199 in Leflore County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greenwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Leflore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 131 feet.

The City of Greenwood (GNIS ID: 2403757) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Greenwood is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Leflore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Greenwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Greenwood: Williams Landing.

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Greenwood, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,854
Daytime Population: Workers 9,916
Daytime Population: Residents 10,273
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,189
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 14,579
Population in Familes 11,663
Population in Group Qrtrs 275
Population Density2 1,204
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $26,763
Average Household Income $44,828
Per Capita Income $18,104


Total Housing Units 6,777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,857 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,065 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 854 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $91,528
Average Home Value $132,639


Total Households 5,923
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 3,714
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.32% -0.72%
Households -0.23% -0.66%
Families -0.37% -0.82%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.5%

Greenwood, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenwood to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 29 92nd
Population Density # 49 87th
Diversity Index # 161 55th
Median Household Income # 295 19th
Per Capita Income # 219 40th

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