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Greene County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 2, 1833
Seat Springfield
Largest City Springfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

678 sq mi (1,756 km²)
675 sq mi (1,748 km²)
2.6 sq mi (7 km²), 0.4%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

288,072
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.greenecountymo.org
Named for: Nathanael Greene

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 275,174, making it the fourth-most populous county in Missouri. Its county seat is Springfield. The county was organized in 1833 and is named after American Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene.

Greene County is included in the Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 678 square miles (1,760 km2), of which 675 square miles (1,750 km2) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) (0.4%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 5,372
1850 12,785 138.0%
1860 13,186 3.1%
1870 21,549 63.4%
1880 28,801 33.7%
1890 48,616 68.8%
1900 52,713 8.4%
1910 63,831 21.1%
1920 68,698 7.6%
1930 82,929 20.7%
1940 90,541 9.2%
1950 104,923 15.9%
1960 126,276 20.4%
1970 152,929 21.1%
1980 185,302 21.2%
1990 207,949 12.2%
2000 240,391 15.6%
2010 275,174 14.5%
Est. 2016 288,690 4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 240,391 people, 97,859 households, and 61,846 families residing in the county. The population density was 356 people per square mile (138/km²). There were 104,517 housing units at an average density of 155 per square mile (60/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.54% White, 2.26% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Approximately 1.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 97,859 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.80% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 13.80% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,185, and the median income for a family was $56,047. Males had a median income of $30,672 versus $21,987 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,770. About 7.60% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

There are 190,417 registered voters in Greene County.

Transportation

See also: Springfield Transit Services

Major highways

  • I-44.svg Interstate 44
  • US 60.svg U.S. Route 60
  • US 65.svg U.S. Route 65
  • US 66.svg U.S. Route 66 (1926–1979)
  • US 160.svg U.S. Route 160
  • MO-13.svg Route 13
  • MO-125.svg Route 125
  • MO-266.svg Route 266
  • MO-360.svg Route 360
  • MO-413.svg Route 413
  • MO-744.svg Route 744

Airports

  • Springfield-Branson National Airport
  • Springfield Downtown Airport

Communities


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