Greene County, Virginia
|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 (407 km2)|
|• Land||156 sq mi (404 km2)|
|• Water||0.7 sq mi (2 km2), 0.4%|
|• Density||127/sq mi (49/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC−5/−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.
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 areasEdit
- Shenandoah National Park (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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.
Board of SupervisorsEdit
- 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)
- 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.
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is the regional library system that provides services to the citizens of Greene.
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