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Greenwood, Mississippi

Greenwood is a city located in Leflore County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,425. It is the county seat of Leflore County6.


\nGreenwood is located at 33°31'7" North, 90°11'2" West (33.518719, -90.183883)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.7 km² (9.5 mi²). 23.9 km² (9.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.15% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 18,425 people, 6,916 households, and 4,523 families residing in the city. The population density is 771.6/km² (1,997.8/mi²). There are 7,565 housing units at an average density of 316.8/km² (820.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 32.82% White, 65.36% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 6,916 households out of which 34.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.4% are married couples living together, 27.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% are non-families. 31.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.29. In the city the population is spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 75.9 males. The median income for a household in the city is $21,867, and the median income for a family is $26,393. Males have a median income of $27,267 versus $18,578 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,461. 33.9% of the population and 28.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 47.0% are under the age of 18 and 20.0% are 65 or older.