Greene County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 39°52′N 80°13′W / 39.86°N 80.22°W / 39.86; -80.22

Greene County, Pennsylvania
Greene County Courthouse, Waynesburg.jpg
Greene County Courthouse
Seal of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Seal
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Greene County
Location in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded February 9, 1796
Named for Nathanael Greene
Seat Waynesburg
Largest borough Waynesburg
Area
 • Total 578 sq mi (1,497 km2)
 • Land 576 sq mi (1,492 km2)
 • Water 2.0 sq mi (5 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 37,519
 • Density 65/sq mi (25/km2)
Congressional districts 9th, 18th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.co.greene.pa.us

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,686.[1] Its county seat is Waynesburg.[2] Greene County was created on February 9, 1796, from part of Washington County and named for General Nathanael Greene.

Greene County is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. It is located in the area of southwestern Pennsylvania that was formerly claimed by Virginia, the District of West Augusta.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 578 square miles (1,500 km2), of which 576 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.4%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 8,605
1810 12,544 45.8%
1820 15,554 24.0%
1830 18,028 15.9%
1840 19,147 6.2%
1850 22,136 15.6%
1860 24,343 10.0%
1870 25,887 6.3%
1880 28,273 9.2%
1890 28,935 2.3%
1900 28,281 −2.3%
1910 28,882 2.1%
1920 30,804 6.7%
1930 41,767 35.6%
1940 44,671 7.0%
1950 45,394 1.6%
1960 39,457 −13.1%
1970 39,108 −0.9%
1980 42,253 8.0%
1990 44,164 4.5%
2000 40,672 −7.9%
2010 38,686 −4.9%
Est. 2016 37,197 [4] −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 38,686 people, 14,724 households, and 9,970 families residing in the county. The population density was 67 people per square mile (25.9/km²). There were 16,678 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.6 percent White, 3.3 percent Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3 percent Asian, 0.0 percent Pacific Islander, 0.7 percent from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. 1.2 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,724 households out of which 29.3 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5 percent were married couples living together, 10.9 percent had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3 percent were non-families. 27.0 percent of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7 percent had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 19.9 percent under the age of 18, 9.9 percent from 18 to 24, 25.5 percent from 25 to 44, 29.3 percent from 45 to 64, and 15.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.1 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.6 males.

Government and politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 68.4% 10,849 28.3% 4,482 3.4% 537
2012 57.9% 8,428 40.2% 5,852 1.8% 266
2008 49.0% 7,889 48.6% 7,829 2.5% 396
2004 50.0% 7,786 49.3% 7,674 0.7% 105
2000 43.1% 5,890 53.0% 7,230 3.9% 533
1996 29.1% 4,002 55.5% 7,620 15.4% 2,114
1992 23.0% 3,482 55.8% 8,438 21.2% 3,215
1988 34.6% 4,879 64.8% 9,126 0.6% 90
1984 40.4% 6,376 59.3% 9,365 0.3% 43
1980 37.8% 5,336 58.0% 8,193 4.2% 592
1976 37.2% 5,293 61.7% 8,769 1.1% 157
1972 57.5% 7,790 41.1% 5,562 1.4% 191
1968 35.4% 5,099 56.9% 8,198 7.7% 1,104
1964 25.4% 3,896 74.5% 11,412 0.1% 19
1960 43.7% 7,498 56.2% 9,645 0.1% 16
1956 43.5% 7,562 56.5% 9,827 0.1% 14
1952 40.7% 6,964 59.1% 10,125 0.2% 30
1948 36.5% 4,717 62.0% 8,015 1.6% 202
1944 40.5% 5,747 59.1% 8,392 0.4% 53
1940 39.6% 6,726 60.2% 10,214 0.2% 36
1936 34.4% 6,359 65.0% 12,006 0.6% 109
1932 33.4% 4,808 64.8% 9,322 1.8% 258
1928 56.2% 6,910 43.0% 5,293 0.8% 96
1924 41.8% 4,590 53.5% 5,874 4.7% 512
1920 42.4% 4,253 55.8% 5,592 1.8% 183
1916 33.9% 2,096 63.6% 3,930 2.4% 151
1912 19.0% 1,150 58.7% 3,551 22.3% 1,351
1908 37.2% 2,438 57.9% 3,793 4.9% 319
1904 41.3% 2,442 54.1% 3,198 4.6% 270
1900 39.0% 2,427 59.1% 3,674 1.9% 119
1896 36.4% 2,453 62.3% 4,198 1.3% 86
1892 33.4% 2,126 62.5% 3,977 4.2% 264
1888 35.8% 2,373 62.1% 4,116 2.1% 141

Voter Registration[edit]

As of November 7th 2017, there were 21,671 registered voters in the county. Democrats hold a majority of 3,621 voters (16.71%); there was 11,659 registered Democrats, 8,038 registered Republicans, 1,858 voters registered to other parties, 64 to the Libertarian Party and 52 voters registered to the Green Party.[11]

Chart of Voter Registration

  Democratic (53.80%)
  Republican (37.09%)
  NPA/Other Parties (8.57%)
  Libertarian (0.30%)
  Green (0.24%)
Voter registration and party enrollment
Party Number of voters Percentage
Democratic 11,659 53.80
Republican 8,038 37.09
Others 1,858 8.57
Libertarian 64 0.30
Green 52 0.24
Total 21,671 100%

County commissioners[edit]

  • Blair Zimmerman, Democrat[12]
  • Dave Coder, Democrat
  • Archie Trader, Republican

Other county officials[edit]

  • President Judge, Hon. Farley Toothman
  • Associate Judge, Hon. Louis Dayich
  • District Attorney, Marjorie J. Fox, Democrat
  • Sheriff, Brian Tennant, Democrat
  • Coroner, Greg Rohanna, Democrat
  • Clerk of Courts, Sherry Wise, Republican
  • Prothonotary, Susan White, Democrat
  • Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills, Tom Headlee, Democrat
  • Treasurer, Cory Grandel, Democrat
  • Controller, David Balint, Democrat

State Representative[13][edit]

State Senator[13][edit]

US Representative[edit]

United States Senate[edit]

Economy[edit]

Greene County's development commission has assisted area business since 1998.[14]

The Meadow Ridge office park has served the county since the early 2000s.[15]

Education[edit]

Map of Greene County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Colleges and universities[edit]

Public school districts[edit]

Greene County is divided into five (5) public school districts.[16] There are 15 public schools that serve Greene County, Pennsylvania.[17]

Some schools within the five above districts include:

Private schools[edit]

Libraries[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Airport[edit]

Greene County Airport is a county owned, public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) east of the central business district of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.[21]

Communities[edit]

Map of Greene County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Greene County:

Boroughs[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Greene County.[22]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Waynesburg Borough 4,176
2 Fairdale CDP 2,059
3 Morrisville CDP 1,265
4 Nemacolin CDP 937
5 Bobtown CDP 757
T-6 Mather CDP 737
T-6 Mount Morris CDP 737
7 Crucible CDP 725
8 Dry Tavern CDP 697
9 Carmichaels Borough 483
10 Rices Landing Borough 463
11 West Waynesburg CDP 446
12 Jefferson Borough 270
13 Greensboro Borough 260
14 Rogersville CDP 249
15 Clarksville Borough 230
16 Wind Ridge CDP 215
17 Brave CDP 201
18 Mapletown CDP 130
19 New Freeport CDP 112

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  11. ^ http://www.dos.pa.gov/VotingElections/CandidatesCommittees/RunningforOffice/Documents/2017%20Election%20VR%20Stats.pdf
  12. ^ Greene County Commissioners
  13. ^ a b Center, Legislativate Data Processing. "Find Your Legislator". The official website for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  14. ^ Klopfer, Milt (September 2, 1998), "Team targets growth", Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA 
  15. ^ "Robert Stephenson Named as President of RIDC; Frank Brooks Robinson, Sr. Steps Down", PR Newswire, April 17, 2003 
  16. ^ http://www.co.greene.pa.us/secured/gc2/schools.htm
  17. ^ http://www.privateschoolreview.com/county_private_schools/stateid/PA/county/42059#!public
  18. ^ http://www.privateschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/24274
  19. ^ http://www.greatschools.org/pennsylvania/waynesburg/4506-Open-Door-Christian-School/
  20. ^ http://www.greatschools.org/pennsylvania/rices-landing/5059-Greene-Valley-Christian-Academ/
  21. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for WAY (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 

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