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Greene County, Ohio
Greene County Courthouse.JPG
The Greene County Courthouse in Xenia
Seal of Greene County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded May 1, 1803[1]
Named for General Nathanael Greene
Seat Xenia
Largest city Beavercreek*
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

416 sq mi (1,077 km²)
414 sq mi (1,072 km²)
2.5 sq mi (6 km²), 0.6%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

167,966
auto/sq mi (Expression error: Unrecognized word "auto"./km²)
Congressional district 10th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.greenecountyohio.gov
Footnotes: *Based on population just within the county.[2]

Greene County is located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 167,966.[3] Its county seat is Xenia.[4] The county was established on March 24, 1803[5] and named for General Nathanael Greene,[6] an officer in the Revolutionary War.

Greene County is part of the Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 416 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 414 square miles (1,070 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) (0.6%) is water.[7]

Adjacent counties[]

National protected area[]

  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park (part)

Major highways[]

  • I-71
  • I-675
  • US 35
  • US 42
  • US 68
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Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 5,870
1820 10,529 79.4%
1830 14,801 40.6%
1840 17,528 18.4%
1850 21,946 25.2%
1860 26,197 19.4%
1870 28,038 7.0%
1880 31,649 12.9%
1890 29,820 −5.8%
1900 31,613 6.0%
1910 29,733 −5.9%
1920 31,221 5.0%
1930 33,259 6.5%
1940 35,863 7.8%
1950 58,892 64.2%
1960 94,642 60.7%
1970 125,057 32.1%
1980 129,769 3.8%
1990 136,731 5.4%
2000 147,886 8.2%
2010 161,573 9.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2020 [12]

2000 census[]

As of the census[13] of 2010, there were 161,573 people, 61,825 households, and 39,160 families living in the county. The population density was 356 people per square mile (138/km2). There were 58,224 housing units at an average density of 140 per square mile (54/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 86.4% White, 7.2% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 55,312 households, out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 23.90% under the age of 18, 13.70% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,656, and the median income for a family was $57,954. Males had a median income of $42,338 versus $28,457 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,057. About 5.20% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 161,573 people, 62,770 households, and 41,696 families living in the county.[14] The population density was 390.5 inhabitants per square mile (150.8 /km2). There were 68,241 housing units at an average density of 164.9 per square mile (63.7 /km2).[15] The racial makeup of the county was 86.4% white, 7.2% black or African American, 2.9% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.5% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.1% of the population.[14] In terms of ancestry, 26.4% were German, 15.7% were American, 13.0% were Irish, and 10.9% were English.[16]

Of the 62,770 households, 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.6% were non-families, and 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 37.2 years.[14]

The median income for a household in the county was $56,679 and the median income for a family was $70,817. Males had a median income of $53,614 versus $37,056 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,328. About 7.8% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.[17]

Politics[]

Greene County is a Republican stronghold county in presidential elections. The only times the county voted for the Democratic nominee were Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 and Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

United States presidential election results for Greene County, Ohio[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 52,072 58.74% 34,798 39.26% 1,773 2.00%
2016 48,540 58.53% 28,943 34.90% 5,454 6.58%
2012 49,819 59.57% 32,256 38.57% 1,551 1.85%
2008 48,936 58.45% 33,540 40.06% 1,253 1.50%
2004 48,388 61.03% 30,531 38.51% 363 0.46%
2000 37,946 58.20% 25,059 38.43% 2,199 3.37%
1996 30,677 49.65% 25,082 40.60% 6,023 9.75%
1992 27,651 46.47% 20,139 33.85% 11,712 19.68%
1988 34,432 65.14% 18,025 34.10% 399 0.75%
1984 34,267 66.27% 17,129 33.12% 316 0.61%
1980 24,922 51.03% 20,068 41.09% 3,852 7.89%
1976 22,598 51.27% 20,245 45.93% 1,234 2.80%
1972 25,349 65.15% 12,736 32.73% 824 2.12%
1968 17,589 45.36% 15,178 39.14% 6,008 15.49%
1964 14,571 40.65% 21,276 59.35% 0 0.00%
1960 19,642 58.12% 14,155 41.88% 0 0.00%
1956 15,471 61.07% 9,861 38.93% 0 0.00%
1952 12,900 58.58% 9,123 41.42% 0 0.00%
1948 9,186 50.20% 8,970 49.02% 144 0.79%
1944 9,680 54.95% 7,937 45.05% 0 0.00%
1940 9,273 51.08% 8,881 48.92% 0 0.00%
1936 7,449 44.57% 8,946 53.53% 317 1.90%
1932 8,455 54.62% 6,600 42.63% 426 2.75%
1928 10,030 74.14% 3,385 25.02% 113 0.84%
1924 8,410 72.98% 2,471 21.44% 642 5.57%
1920 8,600 67.25% 4,016 31.40% 172 1.35%
1916 4,458 57.93% 2,913 37.86% 324 4.21%
1912 3,242 46.03% 2,107 29.92% 1,694 24.05%
1908 4,902 60.14% 2,882 35.36% 367 4.50%
1904 5,043 67.38% 2,004 26.78% 437 5.84%
1900 5,100 62.95% 2,743 33.86% 259 3.20%
1896 5,296 62.51% 3,003 35.45% 173 2.04%
1892 4,210 59.07% 2,442 34.26% 475 6.66%
1888 4,893 61.70% 2,682 33.82% 355 4.48%
1884 4,920 63.39% 2,624 33.81% 218 2.81%
1880 4,927 66.29% 2,455 33.03% 51 0.69%
1876 4,488 63.67% 2,494 35.38% 67 0.95%
1872 4,069 66.63% 1,961 32.11% 77 1.26%
1868 4,233 69.83% 1,829 30.17% 0 0.00%
1864 3,887 71.40% 1,557 28.60% 0 0.00%
1860 3,260 63.06% 1,751 33.87% 159 3.08%
1856 3,032 64.36% 1,465 31.10% 214 4.54%



Government[]

  • Auditor: David Graham (R)
  • Coroner: Kevin L. Sharrett, M.D. (R)
  • Engineer: Stephanie Ann Goff (R)
  • Prosecutor: David Hayes (R)
  • Recorder: Eric C. Sears (R)
  • Sheriff: Gene Fischer (R)
  • Treasurer: Kraig A. Hagler (R)
  • Common Pleas Judge: Hon. Adolfo A. Tornichio (R)
  • Common Pleas Judge: Hon. Michael A. Buckwalter (R)
  • Domestic Relations Judge: Hon. Cynthia Martin (R)
  • Juvenile Court Judge: Hon. Amy Lewis (R)
  • Probate Court Judge: Hon. Thomas M. O'Diam (R)
  • County Commissioners: Dick Gould (R),Tom Koogler (R), and Rick Perales (R)[19]

Parks[]

Greene County Parks & Trails manages over 3000 acres of parkland, 62 miles of paved multiuse trails, 36 miles of river trails, and 24 miles of hiking trails.[20]

Education[]

Higher education[]

The following colleges and universities are located in Greene County:

Public[]

  • Wright State University, Fairborn
  • Central State University, Wilberforce
  • Clark State Community College - Greene Center, Beavercreek

Private[]

  • Antioch College, Yellow Springs
  • Antioch University Midwest, Yellow Springs
  • Cedarville University, Cedarville
  • Wilberforce University, Wilberforce

Public schools[]

  • Beavercreek City School District
    • Beavercreek High School, Beavercreek (the Beavers)
  • Cedar Cliff Local School District
    • Cedarville High School, Cedarville (the Indians)
  • Fairborn City School District
    • Fairborn High School, Fairborn (the Skyhawks)
  • Greeneview Local School District
    • Greeneview High School, Jamestown (the Rams)
  • Sugarcreek Local School District
    • Bellbrook High School, Bellbrook (the Golden Eagles)
  • Xenia Community City School District
    • Xenia High School, Xenia (the Buccaneers)
  • Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District
  • Greene County Career Center, Xenia (Vocational school)

Private schools[]

  • Legacy Christian Academy (the Knights)
  • St. Brigid School (the Irish)

Communities[]

Map of Greene County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities[]

  • Beavercreek
  • Bellbrook
  • Centerville (part)
  • Dayton (part)
  • Fairborn
  • Kettering (part)
  • Xenia (county seat)

Villages[]

  • Bowersville
  • Cedarville
  • Clifton (part)
  • Jamestown
  • Spring Valley
  • Yellow Springs

Townships[]

  • Bath
  • Beavercreek
  • Caesarscreek
  • Cedarville
  • Jefferson
  • Miami
  • New Jasper
  • Ross
  • Silvercreek
  • Spring Valley
  • Sugarcreek
  • Xenia

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated places[]

  • Shawnee Hills
  • Wilberforce
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Byron
  • Ferry
  • Gladstone
  • Goes Station
  • Grape Grove
  • New Germany
  • New Jasper
  • Oldtown
  • Paintersville
  • Roxanna
  • Stringtown
  • Trebein
  • Washington Mills

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Greene County, Ohio

References[]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Greene County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Greene.pdf. 
  2. ^ "Greene County data (population)". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/population/places.php?sid=41&fips=39057. 
  3. ^ 2020 census
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  5. ^ "Greene County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39057&sid=0. 
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 143. https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_9V1IAAAAMAAJ. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_39.txt. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/oh190090.txt. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  12. ^ 2020 census
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  14. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US39057. 
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US39057. 
  16. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US39057. 
  17. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US39057. 
  18. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
  19. ^ "Archived copy". https://www.boe.ohio.gov/greene/c/upload/EO_ElectedOfficials.pdf. 
  20. ^ "Spring Lakes Park". Greene County Parks & Trails. https://www.gcparkstrails.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Spring-Lakes-Park-021920.pdf. 

External links[]

Coordinates: 39°41′N 83°53′W / 39.69, -83.89

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