Greene County, Ohio

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Greene County, Ohio
Greene County Courthouse.JPG
Seal of Greene County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded May 1, 1803[1]
Named for General Nathanael Greene
Seat Xenia
Largest city Beavercreek*
Area
 • Total 416.26 sq mi (1,078 km2)
 • Land 413.73 sq mi (1,072 km2)
 • Water 2.53 sq mi (7 km2), 0.61%
Population
 • (2010) 161,573
 • Density 390.5/sq mi (151/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.greene.oh.us
Footnotes: *Based on population just within the county.[2]

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 161,573, which is an increase of 9.3% from 147,886 in 2000.[3] Its county seat is Xenia.[4] The county was established on March 24, 1803[5] and named for General Nathanael Greene,[6] an officer in the Revolutionary War.

Greene County is part of the Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 416.26 square miles (1,078.1 km2), of which 413.73 square miles (1,071.6 km2) (or 99.39%) is land and 2.53 square miles (6.6 km2) (or 0.61%) is water.[7]

Adjacent counties[edit]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 5,870
1820 10,529 79.4%
1830 14,801 40.6%
1840 17,528 18.4%
1850 21,946 25.2%
1860 26,197 19.4%
1870 28,038 7.0%
1880 31,649 12.9%
1890 29,820 −5.8%
1900 31,613 6.0%
1910 29,733 −5.9%
1920 31,221 5.0%
1930 33,259 6.5%
1940 35,863 7.8%
1950 58,892 64.2%
1960 94,642 60.7%
1970 125,057 32.1%
1980 129,769 3.8%
1990 136,731 5.4%
2000 147,886 8.2%
2010 161,573 9.3%
Est. 2012 163,587 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2012 Estimate[3]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 161,573 people, 61,825 households, and 39,160 families residing in the county. The population density was 356 people per square mile (138/km²). There were 58,224 housing units at an average density of 140 per square mile (54/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.4% White, 7.2% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 55,312 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 13.70% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,656, and the median income for a family was $57,954. Males had a median income of $42,338 versus $28,457 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,057. About 5.20% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

  • Auditor: David Graham R)
  • Coroner: Kevin L. Sharrett, M.D. (R)
  • Engineer: Robert N. Geyer (R)
  • Prosecutor: Stephen K. Haller (R)
  • Recorder: Eric C. Sears (R)
  • Sheriff: Gene Fischer (R)
  • Treasurer: Dick Gould, CPA (R)
  • Common Pleas Judge: Hon. Stephen A. Wolaver (R)
  • Common Pleas Judge: Hon. Michael A. Buckwalter (R)
  • Domestic Relations Judge: Hon. Stephen L. Hurley (R)
  • Juvenile Court Judge: Hon. Robert W. Hutcheson (R)
  • Probate Court Judge: Hon. Robert Hagler (R)
  • County Commissioners: Tom Koogler (R), Alan Anderson (R), and Bob Glaser (R)

Communities[edit]

Map of Greene County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other communities[edit]

Education[edit]

Higher education[edit]

The following colleges and universities are located in Greene County:

Public[edit]

Private[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Private schools[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Greene County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Greene County data (population)". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Greene County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Greene County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 143. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ Greene County, Ohio, Greene County Auditor's Office, 2002. Accessed 2007-11-09.

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Coordinates: 39°41′N 83°53′W / 39.69°N 83.89°W / 39.69; -83.89