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Greenwood, Delaware
Town Hall
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Location of Greenwood in Sussex County, Delaware.
Location of Greenwood in Sussex County, Delaware.
Greenwood, Delaware is located in Delaware
Greenwood, Delaware
Greenwood, Delaware
Location in Delaware
Greenwood, Delaware is located in the United States
Greenwood, Delaware
Greenwood, Delaware
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Delaware
County Flag of Sussex County, Delaware.gif Sussex
Founded 1856
Incorporated March 9, 1901
Area
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.06 km2)
 • Land 0.79 sq mi (2.06 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
43 ft (13 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 990
 • Density 1,246.85/sq mi (481.47/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19950
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-31560
GNIS feature ID 214035

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

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

Geography

Greenwood is located at 38°48′25″N 75°35′29″W / 38.80694°N 75.59139°W / 38.80694; -75.59139.

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

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Public library
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Former train station
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Former fire station
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 109
1890 254 133.0%
1910 362
1920 500 38.1%
1930 527 5.4%
1940 573 8.7%
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%
2020 990 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 837 people, 335 households, and 211 families living 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 335 households 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 households were one person and 14.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.15.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $35,588 and the median family income 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.

Education

Greenwood is in the Woodbridge School District. Its high school is Woodbridge High School.

Notable people

  • Simeon S. Pennewill, politician, Governor of Delaware (1909–1913)
  • Earle D. Willey, politician, US Congressman (1943–1945)
  • Hugh M. Morris, attorney, US District Court Judge (1878–1966)
  • Mary Rawlinson Creason, honored aviator (1924–2021)
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