Greene County, Virginia
Location within the U.S. state of Virginia
Virginia's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Nathanael Greene|
|Largest community||Twin Lakes|
|• Total||157 sq mi (410 km2)|
|• Land||156 sq mi (400 km2)|
|• Water||0.7 sq mi (2 km2) 0.4%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||120/sq mi (45/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
A major incident occurred on October 24, 1979, when a natural gas main ruptured, causing an explosion. The resulting fire destroyed the bell tower of the county courthouse and county office building. However, quick action by the firemen on the scene saved the county records which were secured in the vault.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 156.8 square miles (406.1 km2), of which 156.1 square miles (404.3 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.4%) is water. It is the second-smallest county in Virginia by total area.
- Rockingham County, Virginia – west
- Page County, Virginia – northwest
- Madison County, Virginia – northeast
- Orange County, Virginia – southeast
- Albemarle County, Virginia – south
National protected areas
- Shenandoah National Park (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 18,403 people, 6,780 households, and 5,072 families residing in the county. The population density was 117.8 people per square mile (38/km2). There were 7,509 housing units at an average density of 48.1 per square mile (15/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.6% White, 6.3% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. 4.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,780 households, out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.08. The median age for all individuals in the county was 59.3 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $54,307 and median family income was $60,414. The per capita income for the county was $24,696. 8.4% of the population and 4.9% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.6% of those under the age of 18 and 11.8% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
Board of Supervisors
- At-Large District: Dale Herring (I)
- Midway District: Marie Durrer (I)
- Monroe District: Steve Bowman (R)
- Ruckersville District: David Lamb (I)
- Stanardsville District: Bill Martin (I)
- Clerk of the Circuit Court: Susan Birckhead (I)
- Commissioner of the Revenue: Larry V. "Percy" Snow (I)
- Commonwealth's Attorney: Edwin Consolvo (I)
- Sheriff: Steven S. Smith (I)
- Treasurer: Stephanie Allen Deal (I)
Greene is represented by Republican Emmett E. Hanger, Jr. in the Virginia Senate, Republican Robert B. Bell, III in the Virginia House of Delegates and Republican Denver Riggleman in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is the regional library system that provides services to the citizens of Greene.
- Greene County Sheriff's Office
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Greene County, Virginia
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