Greene County, Pennsylvania
Greene County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 9, 1796|
|Named for||Nathanael Greene|
|• Total||578 sq mi (1,500 km2)|
|• Land||576 sq mi (1,490 km2)|
|• Water||2.0 sq mi (5 km2) 0.4%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||65/sq mi (25/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,686. Its county seat is Waynesburg. Greene County was created on February 9, 1796, from part of Washington County and named for General Nathanael Greene.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Government and politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Education
- 6 Transportation
- 7 Communities
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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. It has a humid continental climate (Dfa/Dfb) and average monthly temperatures in Waynesburg range from 28.9° F in January to 71.9° F in July. 
- Washington County (north)
- Fayette County (east)
- Monongalia County, West Virginia (south)
- Wetzel County, West Virginia (southwest)
- Marshall County, West Virginia (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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
As of November 7, 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.
|Voter registration and party enrollment|
|Party||Number of voters||Percentage|
- Blair Zimmerman, Democrat
- Dave Coder, Democrat
- Archie Trader, Republican
Other county officials
- 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, Democrat
- Prothonotary, Susan White, Democrat
- Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills, Donna Tharp, Democrat
- Treasurer, Cory Grandel, Democrat
- Controller, David Balint, Democrat
United States Senate
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Greene County's development commission has assisted area business since 1998.
The Meadow Ridge office park has served the county since the early 2000s.
Colleges and universities
Public school districts
- Carmichaels Area School District
- Central Greene School District
- Jefferson-Morgan School District
- Southeastern Greene School District
- West Greene School District
Some schools within the five above districts include:
- Open Door Christian School in Waynesburg (grades K-12)
- Greene Valley Christian Academy in Rices Landing (grades K-8)
- Eva K Bowlby Public Library in Waynesburg
- Flenniken Public Library in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
- Greene County Library System in Jefferson, Pennsylvania
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:
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.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)
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- National Register of Historic Places listings in Greene County, Pennsylvania
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