Greenwood, Delaware

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Greenwood, Delaware
Town
Location of Greenwood, Delaware
Location of Greenwood, Delaware
Coordinates: 38°48′23″N 75°35′24″W / 38.80639°N 75.59000°W / 38.80639; -75.59000Coordinates: 38°48′23″N 75°35′24″W / 38.80639°N 75.59000°W / 38.80639; -75.59000
Country United States
State Delaware
County Sussex
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 973
 • Density 1,390/sq mi (572.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19950
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-31560
GNIS feature ID 0214035

Greenwood is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. The population was 973 at the 2010 census, an increase of 16.2% over the previous decade. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The Richards Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

Geography[edit]

Greenwood is located at 38°48′23″N 75°35′24″W / 38.80639°N 75.59000°W / 38.80639; -75.59000[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 573
1950 746 30.2%
1960 768 2.9%
1970 654 −14.8%
1980 578 −11.6%
1990 578 0.0%
2000 837 44.8%
2010 973 16.2%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 837 people, 335 households, and 211 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,267.2 people per square mile (489.6/km²). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 596.5 per square mile (230.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.91% White, 22.58% African American, 1.08% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.87% of the population.

There were 335 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,588, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $30,066 versus $21,094 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,918. About 8.3% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Greenwood People[edit]

  • John M. Mervine Sr. Entrepreneur, Nanticoke Homes, National Concrete, and Mervine Poultry (1928–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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