The Greene County Courthouse in Xenia
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
|Founded||May 1, 1803|
|Named for||General Nathanael Greene|
|• Total||416 sq mi (1,080 km2)|
|• Land||414 sq mi (1,070 km2)|
|• Water||2.5 sq mi (6 km2) 0.6%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||391/sq mi (151/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Greene County is located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 161,573. Its county seat is Xenia. The county was established on March 24, 1803 and named for General Nathanael Greene, an officer in the Revolutionary War.
- Clark County (north)
- Madison County (northeast)
- Fayette County (east)
- Clinton County (south)
- Warren County (southwest)
- Montgomery County (west)
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 161,573 people, 62,770 households, and 41,696 families living in the county. 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). 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. In terms of ancestry, 26.4% were German, 15.7% were American, 13.0% were Irish, and 10.9% were English.
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.
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.
- Auditor: David Graham (R)
- Coroner: Kevin L. Sharrett, M.D. (R)
- Engineer: Stephanie Ann Goff (R)
- Prosecutor: Stephen K. Haller (R)
- Recorder: Eric C. Sears (R)
- Sheriff: Gene Fischer (R)
- Treasurer: Kraig A. Hagler (R)
- Common Pleas Judge: Hon. Stephen A. Wolaver (R)
- Common Pleas Judge: Hon. Michael A. Buckwalter (R)
- Domestic Relations Judge: Hon. Stephen L. Hurley (R)
- Juvenile Court Judge: Hon. Adolfo A. Tornichio (R)
- Probate Court Judge: Hon. Thomas M. O'Diam (R)
- County Commissioners: Tom Koogler (R), Alan Anderson (R), and Bob Glaser (R)
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.
The following colleges and universities are located in Greene County:
- Wright State University, Fairborn
- Central State University, Wilberforce
- Clark State Community College - Greene Center, Beavercreek
- Antioch College, Yellow Springs
- Antioch University Midwest, Yellow Springs
- Cedarville University, Cedarville
- Wilberforce University, Wilberforce
- Beavercreek City School District
- Cedar Cliff Local School District
- Fairborn City School District
- Greeneview Local School District
- Sugarcreek Local School District
- Xenia Community City School District
- Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District
- Greene County Career Center, Xenia (Vocational school)
- Legacy Christian Academy (the Knights)
- St. Brigid School (the Irish)
- Centerville (part)
- Dayton (part)
- Kettering (part)
- Xenia (county seat)
- Goes Station
- Grape Grove
- New Germany
- New Jasper
- Washington Mills
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