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Greenville, New York
Location in Orange County and the state of New York.
Location in Orange County and the state of New York.
Greenville, Orange County, New York is located in New York
Greenville, Orange County, New York
Greenville, Orange County, New York
Location in New York
Country United States
State New York
County Orange
 • Type Town Council
 • Total 30.5 sq mi (79.1 km2)
 • Land 30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
981 ft (299 m)
 • Total 4,616
 • Density 151.34/sq mi (58.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 36-30631
GNIS feature ID 0979023

Greenville is a town in Orange County, New York, United States, located along the southern county and state line. The population was 4,616 at the 2010 census.

Unique among Orange County towns, Greenville has neither cities nor villages, and most of the communities are small clusters of houses. (Residents of the town get their mail through the Port Jervis or Middletown post office.) Greenville is near Exit 2 off Interstate 84, which features the town's firehouse and a few other businesses.


The oldest settlement in Greenville is Smiths Corners, named after Elijah Smith and founded at the end of the Revolutionary War. Settlement was first established here in 1750. Building began again in 1754 then ceased when money from the Crown was revoked. Building did not begin again until the late 1790s. The Town of Greenville separated from Minisink in 1853.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.5 square miles (79 km2), of which 30.3 square miles (78 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), or 0.85%, is water.

US 6, the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, is an important east-west highway. Interstate 84 parallels US 6 across the town.

The southern town line is the state line of New Jersey.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,198
1870 1,123 −6.3%
1880 1,002 −10.8%
1890 862 −14.0%
1900 800 −7.2%
1910 644 −19.5%
1920 618 −4.0%
1930 674 9.1%
1940 732 8.6%
1950 737 0.7%
1960 890 20.8%
1970 1,379 54.9%
1980 2,085 51.2%
1990 3,120 49.6%
2000 3,800 21.8%
2010 4,616 21.5%
2014 (est.) 4,674 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,800 people, 1,243 households, and 1,024 families residing in the town. The population density was 125.6 people per square mile (48.5/km2). There were 1,365 housing units at an average density of 45.1 per square mile (17.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.13% white, 1.26% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.47% of the population.

There were 1,243 households, out of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.2% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 30.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $60,260, and the median income for a family was $65,257. Males had a median income of $45,847 versus $28,672 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,090. About 3.8% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Greenville

  • Bushville – A hamlet on US-6, east of Greenville village.
  • Greenville (formerly "Minisink") – The hamlet of Greenville is located south of Smiths Corners and the US-6 and Interstate 84 junction.
  • Lake Hathorne – A small lake north of Smiths Corners.
  • Logtown – A hamlet southeast of Greenville village.
  • Smiths Corners – A hamlet near the intersection of Interstate 84 and US-6.

Notable people

  • Christian Eckes, race car driver

See also

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