Greenwood County, South Carolina

According to the 2000 Census, Greenwood County, South Carolina has a population of 66,271 people. Of those, 43,455 (66%) are White, 21,036 (32%) are Black, and 1,902 (3%) are Latino[1]. However, 631 (or 1% of the 66,271 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Greenwood County a population of 65,640 with a demographic that is 66% White, 31% Black, and 3% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 66,271 631 65,640
White 43,455 205 43,250
Black 21,036 406 20,630
Latino 1,902 16 1,886


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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