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County population in 2012: 13,576 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 14,761 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,272
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,987
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,398
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,311 (it was 1,359 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 543 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Greene County: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.1%), Manufacturing (15.7%), Retail trade (15.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Greene County, Illinois:


Median resident age:  41.0 years
Illinois median age:  36.0 years

Males: 7,014  (52.2%)
Females: 6,872  (47.8%)

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Average household size:
Greene County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,781 ($31,754 in 1999)
This county:

$36781
Illinois:

$53966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $346 (lower quartile is $256, upper quartile is $414)
This county:

$346
State:

$708


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,739 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
Greene County:

$71,739
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,991 - $101,285

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $123,159
Here:

$123,159
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $294,441
Here:

$294,441
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $94,846
Here:

$94,846
State:

$282,193

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $74,653
Here:

$74,653
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $75,670
Here:

$75,670
State:

$35,670
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,118
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $259

Institutionalized population: 284

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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $984 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $866 (1.3%)


Greene County household income distribution in 2009 Greene County home values distribution


Greene County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 14.6%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 55.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 58.0% for other race residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 57 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

12.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Greene County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $495 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $627 a month.

Cities in this county include: White Hall, Carrollton, Roodhouse, Greenfield, Kane, Eldred, Rockbridge, Hillview.

Greene County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Greene County: West Roodhouse (A), Hartwell Ranch (B), Woodbine Country Club (C), Hillview Pumping Station (D), Hartwell Pumping Station (E), Fairbanks Pumping Station (F), Haypress (G), Roodhouse Fire Department (H), Virginia Tillery Round Barn (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Greene County include: Providence Church (A), Rubicon Church (B), Believers Church (C), Mount Gilead Church (D), New Life Church (E), Oak Grove Church (F), Pleasant Point Church (G), Richwoods Church (H), Martins Prairie Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Varble Cemetery (1), Walkerville Cemetery (2), Thompson Cemetery (3), Williams-Edwards Cemetery (4), Crawford Cemetery (5), Ceres Cemetery (6), Cannedy Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Long Lake (A), Horse Shoe Lake (B), Brushy Lake (C), Rives Lake (D), Horseshoe Lake (E), Round Lake (F), Shady Eighty Acres Lake (G), Greenfield City Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cole Creek (A), Cole Branch (B), Coates Creek (C), Coal Creek (D), Bucks Branch (E), Boyer Creek (F), Birch Creek (G), Whitaker Creek (H), Apple Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Greene County include: McMaster Woods Nature Preserve (1), Community Park (2), Lions Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Calhoun County , Jersey County , Macoupin County , Morgan County , Pike County , Scott County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 436
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 49 (65% naturalized citizens)

Greene County:

0.3%
Whole state:

12.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.9%

Greene County marital status for males
Greene County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Greene County with a mortgage: 1,624 (98 second mortgage, 82 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,491

Here:

52.1% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.80%
Here63.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,418
Total congregations: 42

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents3,068 (32.6%)2,603 (27.6%)2,025 (21.5%)890 (9.4%)255 (2.7%)
Congregations13 (31.0%)10 (23.8%)3 (7.1%)6 (14.3%)1 (2.4%)
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)General Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents201 (2.1%)151 (1.6%)120 (1.3%)75 (0.8%)30 (0.3%)
Congregations1 (2.4%)2 (4.8%)2 (4.8%)1 (2.4%)3 (7.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Greene County - White Hall, Carrollton, Roodhouse, Greenfield, Kane

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Greene County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Illinois:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Greene County:

11.5%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Greene County:

Average size of farms: 464 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $129,162
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $234.53
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $106,377
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $116,361
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.74%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.20
Corn for grain: 119753 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5409 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 101047 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 138 acres

Tornado activity:

Greene County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 18 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/1/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Greene County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/27/1993 at 00:08:34, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.3 MD, Depth: 10.3 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from the county center
On 12/29/2003 at 09:02:08, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from Greene County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Greene County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Greene County (%):





Greene County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,718 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 857 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 179 (3%)
  • Other means: 65 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 369 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


167 people in nursing homes
157 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Greene County, Illinois in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,436.

4.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,504 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
Illinois average:

5.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.53% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($22,632 average AGI)
1.06% relocated from other states ($5,872 average AGI)
Greene County:

1.06%
Illinois average:

2.13%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jersey County, IL  0.93% ($27,898 average AGI)
from Morgan County, IL  0.85% ($24,133)
from Madison County, IL  0.36% ($32,053)
from Macoupin County, IL  0.28% ($28,400)
from Scott County, IL  0.21% ($41,636)
from Sangamon County, IL  0.19% ($27,400)


5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Illinois average:

5.99%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.34% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($21,282 average AGI)
1.44% relocated to other states ($6,948 average AGI)
Greene County:

1.44%
Illinois average:

2.58%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Morgan County, IL  0.99% ($26,075 average AGI)
to Jersey County, IL  0.94% ($24,780)
to Madison County, IL  0.60% ($40,875)
to Sangamon County, IL  0.36% ($26,105)
to Macoupin County, IL  0.30% ($30,375)
to Scott County, IL  0.22% ($23,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Greene County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Greene County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Greene County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,032 (2,610 aged, 422 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5567.020
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 447.290
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 10769.34

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1104.180
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1035.590

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38.59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 48.01

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.72

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,602

Size of family households: 1,770 2-persons, 819 3-persons, 702 4-persons, 307 5-persons, 118 6-persons, 61 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,550 1-person, 215 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

98.0% of residents of Greene County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (24% speak English very well, 76% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $93,473,000 ($6432 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,193,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $41,766,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,272,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,414,000
Federal grants: $16,690,000
Federal procurement contracts: $845,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,487,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $48,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,241,000
Federal Government insurance: $42,855,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 949
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 894
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -215
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Greene County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.02 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Greene County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 77
  • 4 rooms: 476
  • 5 rooms: 1,162
  • 6 rooms: 1,140
  • 7 rooms: 722
  • 8 rooms: 434
  • 9+ rooms: 365
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 52
  • 3 rooms: 182
  • 4 rooms: 281
  • 5 rooms: 351
  • 6 rooms: 283
  • 7 rooms: 113
  • 8 rooms: 66
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Greene County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 139
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,460
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,109
  • 4 bedrooms: 544
  • 5+ bedrooms: 134
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 305
  • 2 bedrooms: 534
  • 3 bedrooms: 388
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
Cars and other vehicles available in Greene County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 186
  • 1 vehicle: 1,245
  • 2 vehicles: 1,935
  • 3 vehicles: 728
  • 4 vehicles: 235
  • 5+ vehicles: 69
  • no vehicle: 177
  • 1 vehicle: 565
  • 2 vehicles: 491
  • 3 vehicles: 110
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

63% of Greene County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Illinois.

Greene County:

63.3%
State average:

58.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Greene County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (63.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.6%)
  • Electricity (9.1%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Utility gas (55.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.9%)
  • Electricity (17.6%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 143
Here:

8.3%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

3.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 77
Here:

22.1%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Greene County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Greene County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Greene County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Greene County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Greene County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Greene County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William16576.1 years
Charles14677.5 years
Mary14480.6 years
John14378.4 years
James11574.5 years
George11277.0 years
Helen9281.7 years
Robert9170.0 years
Ruth5780.8 years
Mildred5681.6 years
Most common last names in Greene County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8078.2 years
Edwards4177.7 years
Ford4180.8 years
Cox3977.1 years
Martin3982.7 years
Williams3675.4 years
Allen3376.4 years
Taylor3280.4 years
Hardwick3075.7 years
Jones3078.9 years
Businesses in Greene County, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger2
Dairy Queen1Subway1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
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