Greenwood County is one of the counties that make up the Upstate of South Carolina. It lies in the heart of the Upper Savannah region midway between the Greenville-Spartanburg area to the north and the State Capital of Columbia to the southeast.
It was formed in 1897 from portions of Abbeville and Edgefield counties. Its county seat is the city of Greenwood. Other communities comprising the county include the towns of Hodges, Ninety Six, Troy, and Ware Shoals, as well as Bradley, Cokesbury, Coronaca, and Promised Land. Greenwood county has an estimated population of 70,811 according to the most recent United States census data.
Greenwood County boasts a modern and diverse economy as it is the geographic and economic center of the six-county Upper Savannah region that consists of Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Edgefield, Saluda and Greenwood Counties.
The county’s top employers include manufacturing, K-12 and higher education, health care research and services, and local government. Approximately 26% of the local workforce is dedicated to manufacturing, rounded out by local government, education, health care, and agribusiness.
The list of major employers in Greenwood County is topped by Self Regional Healthcare, Greenwood School Districts, Eaton Corporation, FUJIFILM, Carolina Pride Foods, Capsugel, Greenwood County Government, Medtronic, Ascend Performance Materials, and Piedmont Technical College.
The median household income in Greenwood County, SC was $40,982 according to the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
The overall cost of living index in Greenwood County, SC, is 83, which is 13% lower than the South Carolina average and 17% lower than the national average. The goods and services in Greenwood, SC, are 7% lower than the South Carolina average and 6% lower than the national average.
Greenwood Real Estate
Greenwood county offers a variety of choices when it comes to real estate. From low maintenance condos and slightly larger patio homes to lakefront homes or golf communities.
The median housing value in the county is $117,300 according to the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.