B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$640
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    917
    273
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    134
    41
  • Robbery
    185
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,150
    525
  • Theft
    5,259
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,593
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%
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For a small town, Greenwood has a lot. Greenwood contains everything you need to survive college and life comfortably without a a high price tag. I moved to greenwood to attend Lander in 2011 and haven't left. It's central to Greenville, Columbia, Aiken/Augusta, and Atlanta. It's also growing. We have a lot of production around; Colgate, Eaton, and Fuji to name a few. This has caused growth to add places like Publix, Panera, Yep It's Yogurt, Petco, and Lidl. Then we have a wide variety of local favorites. The Millhouse, Kickers, and Fusion are great places to visit. It's home to the festival of flowers and the festival of discovery (barbecue). I just wish there was a bit more in terms of marketing opportunities. I have been unable to find a job in my field in the area and am commuting to Greenville. It's not a bad drive. One hour, back Highway, barely any traffic.
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The faculty, staff and administrators are very supportive. I transferred from Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, South Carolina and it was a 2 year institution. I decided to go there first because I wanted to get the feel of college life. I had a great experience. I decided to further my education by attending Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina where I also found the environment to much the same.
Greenwood SC is a wonderful place to live, work, and attend school. I made the right decision choosing to attend Lander University to get my Bachelors Degree.