Greene County, Illinois (IL)

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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. 2013 cost of living index in Greene County: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (40.8%), Educational, health and social services (16.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 9%
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Races in Greene County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
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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Greene County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Greene County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,052 ($31,754 in 1999)

This county:

$43052
Illinois:

$56210

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $409 (lower quartile is $319, upper quartile is $536)
This county:

$409
State:

$772


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $69,961 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
Greene:

$69,961
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,647 - $112,225
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $808
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $346

Institutionalized population: 284
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $190,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,297 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,031 (1.6%)

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 2013: 13.2%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 12.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.4% for other race residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.7%
Greene County:

13.7%
Illinois:

14.7%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 200.0% for Black residents, 12.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.9% for other race residents, 13.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 72 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38 years old, Other race residents: 68 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 8
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 15

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Greene County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,35918
Evangelical Protestant2,42019
Catholic1,7643
Other1-
None6,342-
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
Greene County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Greene County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Greene County:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

27.5%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 3607218.5 times below 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 148.6 miles away from Greene County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 139.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 159.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from Greene County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 134.3 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:


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, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • United Kingdom (31%)
  • Mexico (18%)
  • Guatemala (18%)
  • Austria (8%)
  • Japan (8%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)

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

  • German (29%)
  • United States or American (28%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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:

  • 193 people in state prisons
  • 81 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,813.

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.51% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($20,506 average AGI)
1.31% relocated from other states ($8,061 average AGI)
Greene County:

1.31%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jersey County, IL  0.92% ($34,191 average AGI)
from Morgan County, IL  0.57% ($30,310)
from Madison County, IL  0.43% ($29,136)
from Macoupin County, IL  0.39% ($27,950)
from Scott County, IL  0.25% ($25,231)


4.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.57% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($21,229 average AGI)
1.29% relocated to other states ($9,747 average AGI)
Greene County:

1.29%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jersey County, IL  0.80% ($26,366 average AGI)
to Morgan County, IL  0.66% ($28,500)
to Madison County, IL  0.53% ($32,519)
to Macoupin County, IL  0.37% ($29,842)
to Scott County, IL  0.20% ($29,800)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 11.3

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.

2,692 married couples with children.
711 single-parent households (225 men, 486 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 37
  • 2000 to 2004: 493
  • 1990 to 1999: 720
  • 1980 to 1989: 297
  • 1970 to 1979: 678
  • 1960 to 1969: 625
  • 1950 to 1959: 656
  • 1940 to 1949: 337
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,487
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Greene County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $189,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,970,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,592,000
    Police Protection: $474,000
    Central Staff Services: $453,000
    Financial Administration: $430,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $375,000
    General - Other: $365,000
    Welfare - Other: $76,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,344,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $345,000
    Police Protection: $73,000
    General - Other: $26,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,048,000

Greene County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,997,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $317,000
    Health & Hospitals: $164,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $287,000
    Interest Earnings: $143,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $854,000
    Highways: $413,000
    Health & Hospitals: $182,000
    All Other: $125,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,347,000
    NEC: $5,000

Greene County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,467,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Greene County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Greene County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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&T1H&R Block1
Alco Stores1Kroger2
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Ford2U.S. Cellular1

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