County population in 2012: 18,771 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 15,244 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,957 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,493 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,543 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,330 (it was 1,031 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 157 sq. mi. Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 119 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Greene County: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.1%), Retail trade (15.5%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,225 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,059 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 7.4%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.1% for Black residents, 23.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Charlottesville, VA MSA Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Greene County is $643 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $761 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $986 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Greene County: Pocosin Cabin (A), Bacon Hollow (B), Bacon Hollow Overlook (C), Bearfence Mountain Shelter (D), Loft Mountain Overlook (E), Lewis Mountain Campground (F), Mission Home (G), Ivy Creek Overlook (H), Pinefield Shelter (I), South River Shelter (J), South River Overlook (K), Simmons Gap Ranger Station (L), Fernhill (M), Celt (N), Saint James Mission (O), Dunns Shop (P), Brills Shop (Q), Mountain View Greenhouse (R), Dyke Volunteer Fire Company (S), Greene County Rescue Squad (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Greene County include: Bethany Church (A), Bingham Church (B), Wyatt Mountain Church (C), Shiloh Church (D), Cecil Mission (E), Cedar Grove Church (F), South River Church (G), Temple Hill Church (H), Evergreen Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Christian Cemetery (1), Dundee Cemetery (2), Fletcher Cemetery (3), McMullen Cemetery (4), Westover Cemetery (5), Temple Hill Cemetery (6), Mount Coland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Goose Pond (A), Wildwood Valley Lake (B), Green Mountain Lake (C), Lower Lake Shenandoah (D), Harlow Farm Pond (E), Word Farm Pond (F), Reynolds Farm Pond (G), Lake Saponi (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: White Run (A), White Oak Spring Branch (B), Welsh Run (C), Stanardsville Run (D), South River (E), Yellow Branch (F), Roach River (G), Rippin Run (H), Quarter Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 152 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,172 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $102.10 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.89% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.75% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,684 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.90% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,735 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.92% Average age of principal farm operators: 61 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.59 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.20% Corn for grain: 282 harvested acres Vegetables: 14 harvested acres Land in orchards: 83 acres
Greene County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 5.1 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 9/30/1959, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Greene County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.4 miles away from the county center On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.7 miles away from the county center On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 47.9 miles away from the county center On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 63.2 miles away from Greene County center On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 18.7 miles away from the county center On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1905): April 27, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1905, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1874): February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1491): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1135): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Virginia Severe Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1098): January 27, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1098, Natural disaster type: Flood
Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
Virginia Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: June 22, 1995 to July 7, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1059): July 1, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1059, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Virginia Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 1, 1994 to March 5, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1021): April 11, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1021, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Greene County (16) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.4 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.3
Births per 1000 population in Greene County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population in Greene County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Greene County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,831 (1,527 aged, 304 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1538.640 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 843.950 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.74
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.93
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.48
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 16,152 (3,613 male householders, 1,459 female householders)
4,003 spouses, 5,379 children (5,024 natural, 107 adopted, 248 stepchildren), 490 grandchildren, 141 brothers or sisters, 180 parents, 204 other relatives, 519 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,114 (793 male householders (609 living alone)), 915 female householders (753 living alone)), 406 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 137 (128 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 2,091 2-persons, 1,193 3-persons, 1,035 4-persons, 467 5-persons, 178 6-persons, 108 7-or-more-persons.
97.1% of residents of Greene County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $53,378,000 ($3135 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $2,941,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,665,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,644,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $159,000 Federal grants: $7,599,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,148,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,161,000 ($76,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $897,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,201,000 Federal Government insurance: $3,637,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
75 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
34 per 1000 residents
40 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +37
+2 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +1,467
+84 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Greene County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 169
2000 to 2004: 810
1990 to 1999: 2,236
1980 to 1989: 1,135
1970 to 1979: 1,580
1960 to 1969: 577
1950 to 1959: 261
1940 to 1949: 115
1939 or earlier: 443
Rooms in houses/apartments in Greene County, Virginia
57% of Greene County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 10291
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $105,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Greene County