Greenwood, Indiana

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City of Greenwood, Indiana
City
The Commercial Historic District
The Commercial Historic District
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°36′41″N 86°07′05″W / 39.61139°N 86.11806°W / 39.61139; -86.11806Coordinates: 39°36′41″N 86°07′05″W / 39.61139°N 86.11806°W / 39.61139; -86.11806
Country United States
State Indiana
County Johnson
Government
 • Mayor Mark W. Myers (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 21.23 sq mi (54.99 km2)
 • Land 21.23 sq mi (54.99 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 49,791
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 52,652
 • Density 2,345.3/sq mi (905.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 46142-46143
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-29898[4]
GNIS feature ID 0435464[5]
Website www.greenwood.in.gov

Greenwood is a city in Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 49,791 at the 2010 census, and as of 2014 is 50,457. It is home to the Greenwood Park Mall. Greenwood is located between Indiana State Road 37 and Interstate 65. The city shares a border with Indianapolis and is the most populous suburb in the southern portion of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area.

History[edit]

The first inhabitants of the area currently known as Greenwood were the Delaware Indians (Lenape), but by 1813, Kentucky and Indiana militias dispersed or killed all the Delaware Indians in the area. Greenwood was then first known as "Smocktown" or "Smock's Settlement", and it became "Greenfield" in 1825. Since this clashed with another Greenfield located in Hancock County, the name of the settlement was changed to Greenwood. Some claim the town's name was in honor of Samuel Greenwood, who platted the community in 1872.

Greenwood was incorporated as a town under Indiana law in 1864[6] and became a fifth-class city in 1960.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 21.23 square miles (55.0 km2), all land.[1]

Local zip codes are 46142, and 46143. In general, 46142 is north of Smith Valley Rd and west of Meridian St (Greenwood), and 46143 is south of Smith Valley Rd, and east of Meridian St (Greenwood).

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,503
1910 1,608 7.0%
1920 1,907 18.6%
1930 2,377 24.6%
1940 2,499 5.1%
1950 3,066 22.7%
1960 7,169 133.8%
1970 11,869 65.6%
1980 19,327 62.8%
1990 26,265 35.9%
2000 36,037 37.2%
2010 49,791 38.2%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 49,791 people, 19,615 households, and 12,845 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,345.3 inhabitants per square mile (905.5/km2). There were 21,339 housing units at an average density of 1,005.1 per square mile (388.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White, 1.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.1% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 19,615 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 34 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 36,037 people, 14,931 households, and 9,600 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,524.8 people per square mile (975.0/km²). There were 16,042 housing units at an average density of 1,123.9 per square mile (434.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.54% White, 0.44% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.36% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.

There were 14,931 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,176, and the median income for a family was $57,298. Males had a median income of $40,291 versus $28,936 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,003. About 4.6% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over

Schools[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Greenwood has two public school corporations: Greenwood Community School Corporation, and Center Grove Community School Corporation.

Greenwood Community School Corporation[edit]

High School

Middle School

  • Greenwood Community Middle School

Elementary Schools

  • Southwest Elementary School
  • Northeast Elementary School
  • V.O. Isom Elementary School
  • Westwood Elementary School

Center Grove Community School Corporation[edit]

High School

Middle Schools

  • Center Grove Middle School Central
  • Center Grove Middle School North

Elementary Schools

  • Center Grove Elementary School
  • North Grove Middle School
  • Pleasant Grove Middle School
  • Sugar Grove Middle School
  • Maple Grove Middle School

Private Schools[edit]

City Parks[edit]

Events[edit]

June

  • Parish Festival
    • What: Carnival - "The fair before the fair".
    • When: Annually, the first part of June
    • Where: Our Lady of Greenwood - at Meridian and Smith Valley Rd

July

  • Freedom Festival
    • What: Freedom Celebration - Parade, Food, Music, Fireworks
    • When: Usually held the weekend before the 4th of July
    • Where: Old Town Greenwood and Craig Park

August

  • WAMMfest
    • What: The Summer Festival of Wine, Art, Music & Microbrews
    • When: One Saturday in August
    • Where: Craig Park

December

  • Greenwood A-Glow - Annual Christmas/Holiday Festival at the
    • What: Holiday Celebration: Santa, Reindeer, Carriage Rides, Music
    • When: before Christmas
    • Where: Greenwood Library

Community Organizations[edit]

Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce

Sertoma Club of Greenwood - Reaching Out to make an impact in your community

Toastmasters - Meets every Friday at 6:45am

Rotary Club of Greenwood, Indiana

Greenwood Band

Golf Courses[edit]

Dye's Walk Country Club

Hickory Stick

Orchard Golf

Otte Golf

Smock Golf Course

Valle Vista

"Green"... Cities and Towns in Indiana[edit]

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Greentown

Greenville

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