Greene County, Alabama facts for kids
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Greene County Courthouse in Eutaw
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
|Founded||December 13, 1819|
|Named for||Nathanael Greene|
|• Total||660 sq mi (1,700 km2)|
|• Land||647 sq mi (1,680 km2)|
|• Water||13 sq mi (30 km2) 1.9%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||11.71/sq mi (4.52/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Greene County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2020 census, the population was 7,730, the least populous county in Alabama. Its county seat is Eutaw. It was named in honor of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island.
As of the 2020 census, the county's population was 81% African American, making it the fourth-most heavily black county by proportion in the United States, and the most black county among all counties located outside of the state of Mississippi.
Greene County was established on December 13, 1819. It is the least populated county in Alabama.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 660 square miles (1,700 km2), of which 647 square miles (1,680 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.9%) is water.
- Pickens County (north)
- Tuscaloosa County (northeast)
- Hale County (east)
- Marengo County (south)
- Sumter County (southwest)
In 1867, a chunk of the county and associated population was taken to form Hale County. This resulted in an apparent 40% loss in population between 1860 and 1870. In the 20th century, there were population losses after agricultural decline and the migration of rural workers to cities in other areas.
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||6,227||80.56%|
|Hispanic or Latino||61||0.79%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 7,730 people, 2,951 households, and 1,542 families residing in the county.
As of the 2010 United States census, there were 9,045 people living in the county. 81.5% were Black or African American, 17.4% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% of some other race and 0.5% of two or more races. 0.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).
- Eutaw (county seat)
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