County population in 2014: 8,553 (all rural); it was 9,974 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,216 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,526 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,972 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,022 (it was 959 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 646 sq. mi.
Water area: 14.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 13 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Greene County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $301 (0.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $238 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.9%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.7% for Black residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.1%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.3% for Black residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 51 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 8 years old)
Area name: Tuscaloosa, AL MSA Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Greene County is $452 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $586 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $753 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Greene County: Hickory Flat (A), Dutch Farms (B), Moores Cut (C), Mount Olive Community Center (D), Fredonia Campground and Refuge Center (E), Post Oak Fork (F), Sparkling Springs (G), Burnt Village Marina (H), West Chambers Volunteer Fire and Rescue (I), Standing Rock Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (J), Ridge Grove Fire Department (K), Lakeview Fire and Rescue (L), Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department (M), Oak Bowery Fire and Rescue (N). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Greene County include: Rock Springs Baptist Church (A), Mount Hickory Church (B), Mount Lebanon Church (C), Mount Olive Church (D), Mount Pisgah Church (E), Mount Sinai Church (F), Mount Zion Church (G), Mountain Spring Church (H), Providence Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Sims Cemetery (1), Milltown Cemetery (2), Old Rock Springs Cemetery (3), Peace and Goodwill Cemetery (4), Finley Cemetery (5), Waites Cemetery (6), Tatum Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Jeff Beards Lake (A), Grady Lake (B), Hill Lake (C), Chambers County Public Lake (D), Sharpes Lake (E), Smith and Norred Lake (F), Stephens Mill Pond (G), Watson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Snapper Creek (A), Seroyer Branch (B), Sandy Creek (C), Chikasanoxee Creek (D), Red Caty Creek (E), Pretty Creek (F), Pigeonroost Creek (G), Mill Creek (H), Mathews Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Greene County include: Veasey Creek Recreation Area (1), Rocky Point Recreational Area (2), Amity Park (3), Burnt Village Park (4), Dewberry Recreation Area (5), Oakland Recreation Park (6), Rocky Point Recreation Area (7), West Lake Recreation Area (8), West Over Look Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 225 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 64.8% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
Number of foreign born residents: 67 (58% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 5
1990 to 1994: 0
1985 to 1989: 14
1980 to 1984: 14
1975 to 1979: 1
1970 to 1974: 0
1970 to 1974: 3
1965 to 1969: 30
Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.3%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 2,946
One, attached: 97
3 or 4: 17
5 to 9: 58
10 to 19: 47
20 or more: 118
Mobile homes: 1,629
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 153
Housing units in Greene County with a mortgage: 757 (70 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 778
0.0% with mortgage
64.0% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Greene County
Greene County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
6.52 / 10,000 pop.
1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
1.09 / 10,000 pop.
0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
4.35 / 10,000 pop.
6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
3.26 / 10,000 pop.
5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Agriculture in Greene County:
Average size of farms: 367 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $56,473 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $36.09 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.16% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 98.16% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,684 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.84% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,518 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.68% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.00 Corn for grain: 315 harvested acres Vegetables: 110 harvested acres Land in orchards: 8 acres
Greene County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Alabama state average. It is 4668419.6 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 20 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 3/19/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Greene County-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from Greene County center On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.1 miles away from the county center On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 125.1 miles away from the county center On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from the county center On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 176.0 miles away from Greene County center On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 236.5 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
AlabamaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3319): April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
AlabamaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1971): April 28, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1971, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
AlabamaHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 3, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3292): August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
AlabamaHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to September 26, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1605): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1605, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
AlabamaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3237): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
AlabamaHurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1593): July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
AlabamaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1549): September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
AlabamaSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 5, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1442): November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1442, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
AlabamaSevere Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3096): March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3096, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
AlabamaFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: February 3, 1990 to February 16, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-856): February 17, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-856, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Greene County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 4, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
Transportation occupations (9%)
Management occupations (6%)
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
Sales and related occupations (19%)
Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
Production occupations (11%)
Healthcare support occupations (9%)
Personal care and service occupations (9%)
Management occupations (8%)
Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Other Caribbean (21%)
Other South America (4%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Greene County (%):
United States or American (7%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 2,327 (76%)
Carpooled: 526 (17%)
Bus or trolley bus: 17 (1%)
Railroad: 9 (0%)
Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
Walked: 60 (2%)
Other means: 15 (0%)
Worked at home: 105 (3%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)
56 people in nursing homes
22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
44 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilitiesAverage gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $30,497.
5.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,562 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.73% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($18,158 average AGI)
1.46% relocated from other states ($7,397 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Greene County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,926 (1,300 aged, 626 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 132 (5%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Greene County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:
Cardiac arrest, unspecified (376)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (84)
Congestive heart failure (81)
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (56)
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (51)
1,070 married couples with children.
1,274 single-parent households (95 men, 1,179 women).
98.2% of residents of Greene County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $83,876,000 ($8606 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $2,756,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,328,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,958,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,488,000 Federal grants: $34,760,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,154,000 ($1,723,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,188,000 ($390,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $188,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $790,000 Federal Government insurance: $6,009,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
80 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
62 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: -4
-0 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -466
-48 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Greene County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.78 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 8
2000 to 2004: 540
1990 to 1999: 1,013
1980 to 1989: 1,026
1970 to 1979: 984
1960 to 1969: 523
1950 to 1959: 393
1940 to 1949: 193
1939 or earlier: 265
Rooms in houses/apartments in Greene County, Alabama
71% of Greene County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Alabama.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 8879
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 11%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Greene County