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Greene County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2014: 285,865 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 240,391 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 48,821
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 21,033
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 62,284
Renter-occupied apartments: 44,390 (it was 35,575 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

31%

Land area: 675 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 424 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Greene County: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.7%), Educational, health and social services (19.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Greene County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 139,274  (48.7%)
Females: 146,591  (51.3%)
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Greene County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Greene County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,779 ($34,157 in 1999)

This county:

$37779
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $553 (lower quartile is $443, upper quartile is $674)
This county:

$553
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $123,300 (it was $88,200 in 2000)
Greene:

$123,300
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,600 - $178,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $160,950
Here:

$160,950
State:

$173,356

Townhouses or other attached units: $139,064
Here:

$139,064
State:

$164,597

In 2-unit structures: $99,170
Here:

$99,170
State:

$128,124

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $42,676
Here:

$42,676
State:

$113,062

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $83,830
Here:

$83,830
State:

$162,570

Mobile homes: $46,680
Here:

$46,680
State:

$50,605

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,457
Here:

$17,457
State:

$25,866
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $997
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $346

Institutionalized population: 3,768

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 29
  • Burglaries: 287
  • Thefts: 901
  • Auto thefts: 101

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 303
  • Thefts: 862
  • Auto thefts: 88
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1311 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2001: 1485 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2003: 1843 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2004: 1949 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2007: 992 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2008: 536 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2009: 468 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2010: 602 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2011: 411 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2012: 549 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2013: 625 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2014: 633 buildings, average cost: $218,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,116 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,099 (1.0%)

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: 20.9%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Black residents, 35.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.7% for American Indian residents, 23.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 39.5% for other race residents, 22.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.9%
Greene County:

20.9%
Missouri:

15.9%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.1% for Black residents, 32.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.4% for American Indian residents, 23.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.4% for other race residents, 20.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 36 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Springfield, MO HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Greene County is $410 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $524 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $747 a month.

Cities in this county include: Springfield, Republic, Willard, Battlefield, Strafford, Ash Grove, Fair Grove, Walnut Grove, Brookline.

Greene County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Greene County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.042 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 17.3 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Ballard County, Kentucky , McDowell County, West Virginia , Douglas County , Pope County, Illinois , Metcalfe County, Kentucky , Union County, Illinois , Tazewell County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 25,481
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,487 (47% naturalized citizens)

Greene County:

1.9%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,194
  • 1990 to 1994: 719
  • 1985 to 1989: 453
  • 1980 to 1984: 598
  • 1975 to 1979: 364
  • 1970 to 1974: 218
  • 1970 to 1974: 195
  • 1965 to 1969: 746

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 75,201
  • One, attached: 2,936
  • Two: 3,984
  • 3 or 4: 2,989
  • 5 to 9: 3,712
  • 10 to 19: 3,944
  • 20 or more: 7,172
  • Mobile homes: 4,522
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 57

Housing units in Greene County with a mortgage: 36,124 (3,593 second mortgage, 3,859 home equity loan, 79 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,695

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Greene County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant96,521258
Mainline Protestant25,25059
Catholic15,2946
Other5,73126
Black Protestant6244
Orthodox1212
None131,633-
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: 35
Greene County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 95
Greene County:

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 214
This county:

8.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Greene County:

8.0%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

29.1%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Greene County:

Average size of farms: 130 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,434
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $74.83
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.47%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.45%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,658
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.48%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,834
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.77
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.06%
Corn for grain: 1781 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1149 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 777 harvested acres
Vegetables: 96 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 180 acres

Earthquake activity:

Greene County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 198.4 miles away from Greene County center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 199.0 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 208.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 152.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 154.5 miles away from Greene County center
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) earthquake occurred 308.6 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:

  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3317): February 3, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 8, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1847): June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3303): January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 1, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1773): June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1773, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to May 9, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1749): March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 10, 2008 to February 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1748): March 12, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1748, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 8, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3281): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 19, 2007 to August 21, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1728): September 21, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1728, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 12, 2007 to January 22, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1676): January 15, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1676, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: November 30, 2006 to December 2, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1673): December 29, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1673, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Greene County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (13%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)

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

  • German (21%)
  • United States or American (18%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Greene County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 97,841 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 12,279 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 771 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 17 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 21 (0%)
  • Taxi: 180 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 135 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 435 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,918 (2%)
  • Other means: 757 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,820 (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Greene County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 6,834 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,883 people in nursing homes
  • 1,265 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 893 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 227 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 204 people in other group homes
  • 92 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 90 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 79 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 79 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 59 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 37 people in halfway houses
  • 34 people in religious group quarters
  • 20 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 16 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 14 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 11 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 7 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 6,591 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,892 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,151 people in federal prisons
  • 411 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 314 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 242 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 214 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 139 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 96 people in state prisons
  • 83 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 53 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 18 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,388.

7.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
Missouri average:

6.69%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($142 average AGI)
Greene County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.04%

4.60% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($17,866 average AGI)
2.66% relocated from other states ($13,326 average AGI)
Greene County:

2.66%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Christian County, MO  1.17% ($31,308 average AGI)
from Webster County, MO  0.38% ($34,231)
from Polk County, MO  0.26% ($27,031)
from Lawrence County, MO  0.26% ($24,270)
from Taney County, MO  0.21% ($20,259)
from Jackson County, MO  0.15% ($34,235)
from Jasper County, MO  0.13% ($30,333)


7.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,215 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Missouri average:

6.91%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($212 average AGI)
Greene County:

0.04%
Missouri average:

0.05%

3.85% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($18,513 average AGI)
3.32% relocated to other states ($14,491 average AGI)
Greene County:

3.32%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Christian County, MO  1.14% ($49,591 average AGI)
to Benton County, AR  0.41% ($23,124)
to Webster County, MO  0.30% ($29,833)
to Polk County, MO  0.20% ($26,461)
to Lawrence County, MO  0.19% ($33,354)
to Jackson County, MO  0.17% ($30,271)
to St. Louis County, MO  0.15% ($31,936)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Greene County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.1

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: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Greene County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Greene County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

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: 43,108 (34,929 aged, 8,179 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,344 (7%)

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, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2908)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2633)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1974)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1871)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1607)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1387)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1363)
  • Unspecified dementia (1197)
  • Congestive heart failure (859)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (740)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.21
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26227.35
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 546.520
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 69540.04

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1352.560
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 971.750
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.37

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60.42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 111.250

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.56

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 33.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 13.8
  • Other - 19.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 143.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 70.7
  • Poisoning - 35.0
  • Suffocation - 28.7
  • Other - 9.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 263,932
  • In family households: 205,329 (49,953 male householders, 19,118 female householders)
    51,797 spouses, 67,007 children (60,861 natural, 2,019 adopted, 4,127 stepchildren), 4,387 grandchildren, 2,109 brothers or sisters, 1,562 parents, 2,001 other relatives, 6,275 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 58,603 (20,834 male householders (15,017 living alone)), 24,339 female householders (19,721 living alone)), 13,430 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11,242 (3,768 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 33,752 2-persons, 15,499 3-persons, 12,073 4-persons, 5,007 5-persons, 1,804 6-persons, 936 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 34,738 1-person, 8,275 2-persons, 1,546 3-persons, 479 4-persons, 91 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

36,355 married couples with children.
12,765 single-parent households (2,957 men, 9,808 women).

96.0% of residents of Greene County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,351,428,000 ($5451 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $83,560,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $611,237,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $285,490,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,399,000
Federal grants: $231,252,000
Federal procurement contracts: $51,973,000 ($4,520,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $168,078,000 ($41,002,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $6,795,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $205,690,000
Federal Government insurance: $38,091,000

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

Births: 16,331
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 12,473
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +975
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,948
Here:

+24 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Greene County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 47.07 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 824
  • 2000 to 2004: 25,356
  • 1990 to 1999: 20,792
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,310
  • 1970 to 1979: 22,564
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,842
  • 1950 to 1959: 11,250
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,876
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,842
Rooms in houses/apartments in Greene County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 200
  • 3 rooms: 986
  • 4 rooms: 5,420
  • 5 rooms: 16,799
  • 6 rooms: 16,125
  • 7 rooms: 9,551
  • 8 rooms: 6,157
  • 9+ rooms: 7,007
  • 1 room: 1,479
  • 2 rooms: 2,862
  • 3 rooms: 6,418
  • 4 rooms: 11,093
  • 5 rooms: 7,862
  • 6 rooms: 3,552
  • 7 rooms: 1,380
  • 8 rooms: 539
  • 9+ rooms: 390
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Greene County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 76
  • 1 bedroom: 1,145
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,130
  • 3 bedrooms: 35,679
  • 4 bedrooms: 10,411
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,843
  • no bedroom: 1,858
  • 1 bedroom: 8,868
  • 2 bedrooms: 16,388
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,222
  • 4 bedrooms: 988
  • 5+ bedrooms: 251
Cars and other vehicles available in Greene County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,161
  • 1 vehicle: 17,362
  • 2 vehicles: 29,480
  • 3 vehicles: 9,853
  • 4 vehicles: 2,503
  • 5+ vehicles: 925
  • no vehicle: 4,776
  • 1 vehicle: 17,937
  • 2 vehicles: 10,129
  • 3 vehicles: 2,254
  • 4 vehicles: 328
  • 5+ vehicles: 151

46% of Greene County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Missouri.

Greene County:

46.3%
State average:

54.3%

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

  • This state: 148417
  • Northeast: 6362
  • Midwest: 35148
  • South: 26951
  • West: 17301

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $76,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Greene County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (72.2%)
  • Electricity (13.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.3%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Utility gas (56.3%)
  • Electricity (37.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.6%)
  • Wood (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,057
Here:

8.6%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 935
Here:

8.2%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,828
Here:

25.8%
Missouri:

24.9%

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 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,162,000
    Sewerage: $177,000
    General Public Buildings: $107,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,334,000
    General - Other: $14,070,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,687,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,298,000
    Police Protection: $3,566,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,574,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,437,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,251,000
    Financial Administration: $2,021,000
    Health - Other: $1,437,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $413,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $152,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
    Sewerage: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $548,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,603,000
    Central Staff Services: $765,000
    General - Other: $476,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $164,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $64,000
    Correctional Institutions: $36,000
    General Public Building: $30,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,129,000

Greene County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,258,000
    All Other: $59,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $454,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,063,000
    Interest Earnings: $688,000
    Rents: $36,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,388,000
    All Other: $2,417,000
    Public Welfare: $868,000
    General Local Government Support: $686,000
    Health and Hospitals: $81,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $26,212,000
    Property: $13,350,000
    Other License: $12,436,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $208,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $26,000

Greene County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,971,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,690,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,985,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,881,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,090,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $705,000

Greene County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,383,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,446,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,282
  • Number of aged recipients: 319
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,963
  • Number of recipients under 18: 703
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,873
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 706
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,113
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,366
Greene County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Greene County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 60 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,740$112,2821,962$134,1796,742$148,911270$47,57435$860,3141,022$112,87454$44,926
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$124,67370$147,171507$136,45828$33,6430$026$71,5009$55,778
APPLICATIONS DENIED212$111,019197$105,3101,638$132,828140$39,6572$1,000,000123$106,82921$69,048
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN151$108,291184$132,6791,305$145,42834$54,2650$068$102,9126$80,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$105,25015$109,400229$136,9657$66,2860$010$76,7001$54,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 59 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED309$153,547315$157,6132$98,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$153,64997$176,2891$99,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED47$170,19156$168,5360$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$148,22214$148,9290$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$164,50013$138,8461$255,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Greene County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,39879.8 years
William1,35875.5 years
James1,29872.7 years
John1,20375.2 years
Robert89171.6 years
Charles88474.4 years
George61776.2 years
Helen61480.2 years
Dorothy52279.1 years
Ruth50380.9 years
Most common last names in Greene County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith70776.7 years
Johnson48675.5 years
Jones43677.3 years
Williams43475.0 years
Davis37276.4 years
Miller35077.8 years
Brown34375.8 years
Wilson28676.3 years
Anderson26577.9 years
Moore24276.3 years
Businesses in Greene County, MO
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2La Quinta2
ALDO1La-Z-Boy3
AT&T7Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture4
Academy Sports + Outdoors1LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware3Little Caesars Pizza5
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's3
AmericInn1Lowe's3
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Ann Taylor1Marriott2
Applebee's2Marshalls1
Arby's5MasterBrand Cabinets13
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
Audi1Mazda1
AutoZone4McDonald's18
Avenue1Men's Wearhouse1
BMW1Microtel1
Bakers1Motel 62
Banana Republic1Motherhood Maternity3
Barnes & Noble1New Balance4
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Baymont Inn2Nike19
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western3Office Depot1
Big O Tires1Old Navy1
Blockbuster3Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1Outback1
Burger King7Outback Steakhouse1
CVS2Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread5
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza4
Charlotte Russe1Payless3
Chevrolet2Penske2
Chick-Fil-A2PetSmart1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports1
Chipotle2Pizza Hut8
Chuck E. Cheese's1Plato's Closet1
Clarion1Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality3
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos4
Comfort Inn2RadioShack5
Comfort Suites1Ramada2
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves4Red Robin1
DHL1Ruby Tuesday4
Dairy Queen7Rue211
Days Inn3Ryan's Grill2
Deb1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Domino's Pizza6SAS Shoes2
DressBarn1SONIC Drive-In11
Dressbarn1Sam's Club2
Express1Sears2
Extended Stay America1Sephora2
Famous Footwear1Shoe Carnival1
Fashion Bug2Sleep Inn1
FedEx46Slumberland1
Finish Line1Soma Intimates1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel5
Ford2Staples2
Forever 211Starbucks14
GNC3Steak 'n Shake5
GameStop6Subaru1
Goodwill2Subway27
Gymboree1Super 83
H&R Block13T-Mobile14
Hardee's6T.G.I. Driday's1
Havertys Furniture1T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell12
Hilton1Talbots1
Hobby Lobby2Target1
Holiday Inn4The Room Place1
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1True Value2
Hot Topic1U-Haul11
Houlihan's2UPS58
Hyundai1Vans3
IHOP2Verizon Wireless6
JCPenney2Victoria's Secret1
JoS. A. Bank1Village Inn2
Jones New York2Volkswagen1
Journeys1Waffle House6
Justice1Walgreens10
KFC5Walmart6
Kincaid2Wendy's9
Kmart3Wet Seal1
Kohl's1YMCA5
Kroger4

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  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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