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The Town of Greenwood had a population of 982 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Greenwood is located at latitude 38.8071 and longitude -75.5913 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Greenwood encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Town of Greenwood has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Greenwood is located within Bridgeville-Greenwood Division of Sussex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Greenwood: Saint Johnstown.

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Greenwood, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 982 (100%)
Population in Households 982 (100.0%)
Population in Families 796 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,237
Diversity Index2 61


Median Household Income $55,761
Average Household Income $70,282
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $27,754
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 280 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $207,447
Average Home Value $224,464
Housing Affordability Index3 141


Total Households 381
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.36% -0.02%
Households -0.12% 0.16%
Families   0.16%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   3.46%
Owner Occupied HU   0.35%

Greenwood, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenwood to the other 79 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 53 34th
Population Density # 43 47th
Median Household Income # 63 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 44 56th
Per Capita Income # 68 15th
Diversity Index # 35 57th

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