Greenwood is a city in Jackson and Cass counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 5,221 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Greenwood is located at 38°51′3″N 94°20′47″W / 38.85083°N 94.34639°W / 38.85083; -94.34639 (38.850808, -94.346256). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.97 square miles (10.28 km), all land. The town has a small creek running through it in the southwest. The area that constitutes Greenwood is mainly lightly wooded and open fields northeast of its rail line, along with several small ponds. The area southwest of the rail line is mostly suburban, featuring housing along with a small downtown area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,221 people, 1,769 households, and 1,412 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,315.1 inhabitants per square mile (507.8/km). There were 1,838 housing units at an average density of 463.0 per square mile (178.8/km). The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 5.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.
There were 1,769 households of which 51.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.2% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.30.
The median age in the city was 32.2 years. 32.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34% were from 25 to 44; 20.6% were from 45 to 64; and 6.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,952 people, 1,352 households, and 1,122 families residing in the city. The population density was 978.3 people per square mile (377.7/km²). There were 1,407 housing units at an average density of 348.3 per square mile (134.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.07% White, 2.25% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.10% of the population.
There were 1,352 households out of which 49.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.6% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 43.5% from 25 to 44, 12.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $62,574, and the median income for a family was $65,313. Males had a median income of $42,173 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,586. About 2.9% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.