Greene County, Virginia

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Greene County
Courthouse, built 1838, in Stanardsville
Courthouse, built 1838, in Stanardsville
Official seal of Greene County
Seal
Map of Virginia highlighting Greene County
Location within the U.S. state of Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°18′N 78°28′W / 38.3°N 78.47°W / 38.3; -78.47
Country United States
State  Virginia
Founded1838
Named for Nathanael Greene
Seat Stanardsville
Largest community Twin Lakes
Area
 • Total157 sq mi (410 km2)
 • Land156 sq mi (400 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (2 km2)  0.4%
Population
 ( 2010)
 • Total18,403
 • Estimate 
(2018) [1]
19,779
 • Density120/sq mi (45/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 ( Eastern)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC−4 ( EDT)
Congressional district 5th
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. [2] Its county seat is Stanardsville. [3]

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. [4]

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.[ citation needed]

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. [5] 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. 201819,779 [1]7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790–1960 [7] 1900–1990 [8]
1990–2000 [9] 2010–2015 [2]

As of the census [10] 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.

Government

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)

Constitutional officers

  • 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.

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 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp.  143.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. 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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Latitude and Longitude:

38°18′N 78°28′W / 38.30°N 78.47°W / 38.30; -78.47