B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$653
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%

Greenwood Rankings

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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
    283
  • Murder
    9
    6
  • Rape
    134
    41
  • Robbery
    185
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,150
    500
  • Theft
    5,259
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,998
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%
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Greenwood Reviews

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Greenwood is a pretty small town, but an amazing place to live. The people are generally very nice and great to be around no matter where you go. There are so many things to do such as go to the lake, movies, bowling, and any restaurant you could imagine. The weather is also amazing. Summers are hot, and the winters are just like. All seasons are amazing and very much bearable. The town itself is also very safe in my opinion. There is very little to no crime, which comes from having such great people that reside here. If you’re looking for an all around great reputation for a town, Greenwood just might be your place.
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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.
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.