Greenwood Report Card

Demographic and Socioeconomic Indicators

According to the 2013-2017 population estimates, the city of Greenwood had 5,568 residents. Of these, 46.8% were male and 53.2% were female. 91.4% of the population in Greenwood identified as White and 4.6% identified as Hispanic or Latino. Additionally, 8.1% of Greenwood residents are living below the poverty level.

Life Expectancy for Greenwood

Life Expectancy at birth provides an estimate of the number of years a person is expected to live. A high life expectancy can be attributed to a number of factors, including improved lifestyle, better education, higher income, and greater access to healthcare. A low life expectancy can bring to light existing health disparities in a community, such as crime, poverty, and poor access to affordable healthcare. In Greenwood, the Census Tract 135.02 has a life expectancy of 79.8 years which is 24th out of 78 Census Tracts in EJC. Greenwood's life expectancy is slightly higher than EJC's life expectancy at 77.7. 

National Center for Health Statistics. U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP): Life Expectancy Estimates File for {Jurisdiction}, 2010-2015]. National Center for Health Statistics. 2018. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/usaleep/usaleep.html.

Community Comments

Top Health Concerns:

1. 67% of Greenwood residents identified Distracted Driving as a top health concern.

2. 36% of Greenwood residents identified Overweight and Obesity as a top health concern.

3. 24% of Greenwood residents identified Alcohol and Drug Use as a top health concern. 

Top Factors for a Health Community:

1. 47% of Greenwood residents identified Safe Neighborhoods as a top healthy community factor.

2. 46% of Greenwood residents identified Good Schools as a top healthy community factor.

3. 28% of Greenwood residents identified Good Place to Raise Children as a top healthy community factor. 

Fluoride:

Approximately 53% of Greenwood residents say that safe amounts of fluoride should be added to the drinking water.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Tobacco 21:

Approximately 81% of Greenwood residents say the minimum age of purchase and sale of tobacco products should be 21.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Clean Indoor Air:

Approximately 86% of Greenwood residents say tobacco products should not be allowed to be used inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Yes

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Electronic Cigarettes:

Approximately 70% of Greenwood residents say electronic cigarette use should not be allowed inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Tobacco and Alcohol Retailers:

Approximately 43% of Greenwood residents say the city should limit the number of tobacco and alcohol retailers.

Policy in Place: Partially

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Food Inspection Scores:

Approximately 89% of Greenwood residents say restaurants should be ranked or graded based on their food inspection score.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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