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Time Zone: Greenwood County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Greenwood is the Seat for Greenwood County.

Greenwood County was founded in 1897. Greenwood was created by taking area from Abbeville and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 66,271 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Greenwood represented 1.65% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

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% 
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200066,271The Last Census

More information can be found on the Greenwood County Census Page for Greenwood County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Greenwood County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Greenwood County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Greenwood   22,71022,0712.9% increase  
Ninety Six   1,9471,9360.57% increase  
Hodges   1701587.59% increase  
Troy   1101054.76% increase  

Websites for Greenwood County

Official Website:   www.co.greenwood.sc.us/

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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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