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Greene County, Virginia
Greene County Courthouse (Built 1838), Stanardsville, (Greene County, Virginia).jpg
Courthouse, built 1838, in Stanardsville
Seal of Greene County, Virginia
Seal
Map of Virginia highlighting Greene County
Location in the U.S. state of Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Founded1838
Named for Nathanael Greene
Seat Stanardsville
Largest community Twin Lakes
Area
 • Total157 sq mi (407 km2)
 • Land156 sq mi (404 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (2 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2016)19,785
 • Density127/sq mi (49/km2)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/ −4
Website www.gcva.us

Greene County is a county in Virginia in the eastern United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,403. [1] Its county seat is Stanardsville. [2]

Greene County is part of the Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Nathanael Greene, for whom the county was named

Greene County was established in 1838 from Orange County. The county is named for American Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene. [3]

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.

Geography

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. [4] It is the second-smallest county in Virginia by total area.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18404,232
18504,4004.0%
18605,02214.1%
18704,634−7.7%
18805,83025.8%
18905,622−3.6%
19006,21410.5%
19106,93711.6%
19206,369−8.2%
19305,980−6.1%
19405,218−12.7%
19504,745−9.1%
19604,715−0.6%
19705,24811.3%
19807,62545.3%
199010,29735.0%
200015,24448.0%
201018,40320.7%
Est. 201619,371 [5]5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790–1960 [7] 1900–1990 [8]
1990–2000 [9] 2010–2015 [1]

As of the census [10] of 2010, there are 18,403 people, 6,780 households, and 5,072 families residing in the county. The population density is 117.8 people per square mile (38/km²). There are 7,509 housing units at an average density of 48.1 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,780 households out of which 32.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59% are married couples living together, 11.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% are non-families. 20.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 3.08. The median age for all individuals in the county is 59.3 years.

The median income for a household in the county is $54,307 and median family income is $60,414. The per capita income for the county is $24,696. 8.4% of the population and 4.9% of families are 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 are living below the poverty line.

Government

Board of Supervisors

  • At-Large District: Dale Herring (I)
  • Midway District: Marie Durrer (I)
  • Monroe District: David L. Cox (I)
  • Ruckersville District: Michelle Flynn (I)
  • Stanardsville District: Bill Martin (I)

Constitutional officers

  • Clerk of the Circuit Court: Brenda C. Compton (I)
  • Commissioner of the Revenue: Larry V. "Percy" Snow (I)
  • Commonwealth's Attorney: Matthew D. Hardin (R)
  • Sheriff: Steven S. Smith (R)
  • 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 Thomas A. Garrett, Jr. in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [11]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 61.9% 5,945 30.4% 2,924 7.7% 738
2012 61.7% 5,569 36.5% 3,290 1.8% 164
2008 60.3% 4,980 38.4% 3,174 1.3% 106
2004 65.9% 4,570 32.3% 2,240 1.9% 129
2000 62.4% 3,375 32.8% 1,774 4.9% 263
1996 55.3% 2,351 33.9% 1,440 10.8% 461
1992 52.3% 2,265 31.2% 1,353 16.5% 713
1988 69.3% 2,234 27.9% 899 2.8% 91
1984 73.9% 2,216 25.3% 760 0.8% 24
1980 60.6% 1,702 32.9% 925 6.6% 184
1976 51.4% 1,095 42.0% 895 6.6% 140
1972 78.2% 1,208 20.6% 318 1.2% 18
1968 55.3% 856 16.5% 255 28.3% 438
1964 58.1% 641 41.7% 460 0.3% 3
1960 64.2% 573 35.2% 314 0.6% 5
1956 63.5% 539 29.0% 246 7.5% 64
1952 67.8% 537 31.6% 250 0.6% 5
1948 58.8% 420 36.6% 261 4.6% 33
1944 58.1% 393 41.7% 282 0.2% 1
1940 43.7% 282 56.3% 363
1936 48.4% 321 51.4% 341 0.2% 1
1932 39.6% 258 60.4% 394
1928 62.0% 423 38.0% 259
1924 44.9% 240 53.3% 285 1.9% 10
1920 57.2% 414 42.3% 306 0.6% 4
1916 52.0% 239 48.0% 221
1912 29.4% 141 49.7% 238 20.9% 100

Public Services

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is the regional library system that provides services to the citizens of Greene.

Communities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 143.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  11. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-08-20.

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GREENE COUNTY VIRGINIA Latitude and Longitude:

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