Greenwood, Missouri

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Greenwood is a city in Jackson and Cass Counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 3,952 at the 2000 census.




Over 140 years ago the name Greenwood was filed for court record June 25, 1867, by R.W. Price, Frank Brooks, Alfred Hanscomb and the Rev. S.B. Clark. An earlier business district has been located about 1/2 mile northwest of the present school, but this was abandoned for the current site when the railroad came through after the Civil War.

Origin of name

Greenwood was selected by Clark because of the beautiful elm trees in the area. [3]


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).[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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