Greene County, Iowa
|Greene County, Iowa|
Greene County Courthouse
Location in the state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Nathanael Greene|
|• Total||571.13 sq mi (1,479 km2)|
|• Land||568.41 sq mi (1,472 km2)|
|• Water||2.72 sq mi (7 km2), 0.48%|
|• Density||16/sq mi (6/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 9,336 in the 2010 census, a decline from 10,366 in the 2000 census. The county seat is Jefferson. It is named in honor of General Nathanael Greene.
Greene County was formed on January 15, 1851 and from 1854, self-governed. It was named after General Nathanael Greene, a hero in the Revolutionary War. The first settler was Truman Davis. He settled on the Raccoon River.
The first courthouse was built in 1856 from wood. Previously court was held in a log cabin southeast of Jefferson. The second courthouse, of red brick, was built in 1870. The present Greene County Courthouse used today was built in 1917.
Geography and native vegetation
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 571.13 square miles (1,479.2 km2), of which 568.41 square miles (1,472.2 km2) (or 99.52%) is land and 2.72 square miles (7.0 km2) (or 0.48%) is water. Native vegetation based on NRCS soils information can be seen: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Greene_County_Iowa_Pie_Chart.pdf
- Calhoun County (northwest)
- Webster County (northeast)
- Boone County (east)
- Dallas County (southeast)
- Guthrie County (south)
- Carroll County (west)
The 2010 census recorded a population of 9,336 in the county, with a population density of 16.4248/sq mi (6.3416/km2). There were 4,546 housing units, of which 3,996 were occupied.
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,366 people, 4,205 households, and 2,859 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,623 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.16% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 1.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 4,205 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 21.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,883, and the median income for a family was $41,230. Males had a median income of $29,076 versus $21,657 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,866. About 4.80% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.90% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
- George Horace Gallup, Former resident, American statistician, invented the Gallup poll, a successful statistical method of survey sampling for measuring public opinion.
- Warren Allen Smith, Former resident, American homosexual activist, writer and Humanist.
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- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 143.
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- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
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||Calhoun County||Webster County|
|Carroll County||Boone County|
|Guthrie County||Dallas County|