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Greene County
The Historic Greene County Courthouse in Springfield
The Historic Greene County Courthouse in Springfield
Map of Missouri highlighting Greene County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
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Country  United States
State  Missouri
Founded January 2, 1833
Named for Nathanael Greene
Seat Springfield
Largest city Springfield
Area
 • Total 678 sq mi (1,760 km2)
 • Land 675 sq mi (1,750 km2)
 • Water 2.6 sq mi (7 km2)  0.4%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 275,174
 • Estimate 
(2019)
293,086
 • Density 405.86/sq mi (156.70/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 7th

Greene County is located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, its population was 275,174, making it the fourth most-populous county in Missouri. Its county seat and most-populous city 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 metropolitan 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%
2019 (est.) 293,086 6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2019

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

Education

Public schools

  • Ash Grove R-IV School District - Ash Grove
    • Ash Grove Elementary School - (PK-06)
    • Bois D'Arc Elementary School - (K-06) - Bois D'Arc
    • Ash Grove High School - (07-12)
  • Fair Grove R-X School District] - Fair Grove
    • Fair Grove Elementary School - (K-04)
    • Fair Grove Middle School - (05-08)
    • Fair Grove High School - (09-12)
  • Logan-Rogersville R-VIII School District] - Rogersville
    • Logan-Rogersville Primary School - (PK-01)
    • Logan-Rogersville Elementary School - (02-03)
    • Logan-Rogersville Upper Elementary School - (04-06)
    • Logan-Rogersville Middle School - (07-08)
    • Logan-Rogersville High School - (09-12)
  • Republic R-III School District - Republic
    • Republic Kindergarten School - (K)
    • Republic Elementary School I - (01-02)
    • Republic Elementary School II - (03-04)
    • Republic Elementary School III - (05-06)
    • Republic Middle School - (07-08)
    • Republic High School - (09-12)
  • Springfield R-XII School District - Springfield
    • Shady Dell Early Childhood Center - (PK) - Springfield
    • York Elementary School - (PK-05) - Springfield
    • Williams Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Wilder Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Westport Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Weller Elementary School - (PK-05) - Springfield
    • Weaver Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Watkins Elementary School - (PK-05) - Springfield
    • Truman Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Sunshine Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Sherwood Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Sequiota Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Rountree Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Robberson Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Portland Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Pleasant View Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Pittman Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Pershing Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • McGregor Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • McBride Elementary School - (K-04) - Springfield
    • Mark Twain Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Walt Disney Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Jeffries Elementary School - (PK-05) - Springfield
    • Horace Mann Elementary School - (PK-05) - Springfield
    • Holland Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Hickory Hills Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Gray Elementary School - (K-04) - Springfield
    • Fremont Elementary School - (PK-05) - Springfield
    • Field Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Delaware Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • David Harrison Elementary School - (K-04) - Springfield
    • Cowden Elementary School - (PK-05) - Springfield
    • Campbell Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Boyd Elementary School - (PK-05) - Springfield
    • Bowerman Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Bissett Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Bingham Elementary School - (K-05) - Springfield
    • Wilson's Creek 5-6 Intermediate Center - (05-06) - Battlefield
    • Study Middle School - (06-08) - Springfield
    • Reed Middle School - (06-08) - Springfield
    • Pleasant View Middle School - (06-08) - Springfield
    • Pipkin Middle School - (06-08) - Springfield
    • Pershing Middle School - (06-08) - Springfield
    • Jarrett Middle School - (06-08) - Springfield
    • Hickory Hills Middle School - (06-08) - Springfield
    • Cherokee Middle School - (06-08) - Springfield
    • Carver Middle School - (06-08) - Springfield
    • Parkview High School - (09-12) - Springfield
    • Kickapoo High School - (09-12) - Springfield
    • Hillcrest High School - (09-12) - Springfield
    • Glendale High School - (09-12) - Springfield
    • Central High School - (09-12) - Springfield
  • Strafford R-VI School District - Strafford
    • Strafford Elementary School - (K-04)
    • Strafford Middle School - (05-08)
    • Strafford High School - (09-12)
  • Walnut Grove R-V School District - Walnut Grove
    • Walnut Grove Preschool (PK)
    • Walnut Grove Elementary School - (K-06)
    • Walnut Grove High School - (07-12)
  • Willard R-II School District - Willard
    • Willard North Elementary School - (PK-04) - Willard
    • Willard East Elementary School - (K-04) - Willard
    • Willard South Elementary School - (PK-04) - Springfield
    • Willard Central Elementary School - (K-04) - Springfield
    • Willard Intermediate School - (05-06) - Willard
    • Willard Middle School - (07-08) - Willard
    • Willard High School - (09-12) - Willard

Private schools

  • Christian Schools of Springfield - (PK-12) - Springfield - Baptist
  • Grace Classical Academy - (PK-12) - Springfield - Nondenominational Christianity
  • Greenwood Laboratory School - (K-12) - Springfield - Nonsectarian
  • Immaculate Conception School - (PK-8) - Springfield - Roman Catholic
  • New Covenant Academy - (PK-12) - Springfield - Nondenominatonal Christianity
  • Springfield Catholic High School - (09-12) - Springfield - Roman Catholic
  • Springfield Lutheran School - (PS-8) - Springfield - Lutheran MO Synod
  • St. Agnes Cathedral School - (PK-8) - Springfield - Roman Catholic
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School - (PK-5) - Springfield - Roman Catholic
  • The Summit Preparatory School of Southwest Missouri - (PK-12) - Springfield - Nonsectarian

Alternative/other schools

  • Bailey Educational Center - (09-12) - Springfield - Alternative/Other School
  • Community Learning Center - (06-12) - Springfield - Alternative/Other School
  • Datema House - (05-12) - Springfield - Alternative/Other School
  • Excel School - (06-12) - Springfield - Alternative/Other School
  • Graff Career Center - (09-12) - Springfield - Vocational/Technical School
  • Greene County Special Education Cooperative - (K-12) - Republic - Special Education
  • Greene Valley - Springfield - Special Education
  • Phelps Gifted Center - (01-12) - Springfield - Alternative/Other School/Gifted Education
  • Wilson Creek Group Home - (06-12) - Springfield - Alternative/Other School

Colleges and universities

  • Missouri State University - Springfield - Formerly known as Southwest Missouri State University - A public, four-year university.
  • Evangel University - Springfield - A private, four-year Pentecostal liberal arts university.
  • Drury University - Springfield - A private, four-year liberal arts university.
  • Baptist Bible College - Springfield - A private, conservative Bible college owned by the Baptist Bible Fellowship International.
  • Ozarks Technical Community College - Springfield - A public, two-year community college.
  • Ozarks Technical Community College - Republic - A public, two-year community college.
  • Everest College - Springfield - A public, four-year for-profit Corinthian college.
  • Columbia College: Springfield Campus - Springfield - A private, four-year college.
  • Bryan University: Springfield Campus - Springfield - A private, four-year university.
  • Cox College - Springfield - A private, four-year non-profit nursing college.
  • University of Missouri: Springfield Clinical Campus] - Springfield - A public, four-year university.

Public libraries

  • Springfield-Greene County Library

Notable people

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