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The 2000 Census showed that Greenwood County had a population of 66,271 people. This represented 1.65% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Greenwood had a population of 69,671 people. This is an increase of 5.13% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201069,661+5.12% 
200969,671+5.13%+0.85% since 2008
200869,087+4.25%+0.95% since 2007
200768,438+3.27%+0.34% since 2006
200668,205+2.92%+0.66% since 2005
200567,756+2.24%+0.57% since 2004
200467,370+1.66% 
200367,368+1.66%+0.47% since 2002
200267,055+1.18%+0.69% since 2001
200166,594+0.49%+0.49% since 2000
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200066,271The Last Census

Greenwood County had 28,243 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Greenwood County has a total area<3> of 462.9 square miles [1,199 km²]. Of this total, 455.5 square miles [1,179 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.6%) being water (7.42 square miles [19.22 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Greenwood County had a population density of 145.5 people per square mile [56.2 people/km²], making it the state's 14th most densely populated county (out of 46 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Greenwood County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Greenwood and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Greenwood County QuickFact (QF-45047).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Greenwood County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
GreenwoodQF-453089522,71022,0712.9%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenwood County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
AbbevilleQF-45001   W25,09826,167-4.09%
EdgefieldQF-45037   SE25,75224,5954.7%
LaurensQF-45059   N70,04569,5670.69%
McCormickQF-45065   S10,1409,9581.83%
NewberryQF-45071   E38,76336,1087.35%
SaludaQF-45081   SE19,09419,181-0.45%

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Census QuickFact for Greenwood County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Greenwood. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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