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Greene County, Indiana
Map of Indiana highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Seat Bloomfield
Largest town Linton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

546 sq mi (1,414 km²)
542 sq mi (1,403 km²)
4 sq mi (11 km²), 0.77%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33,157
28/sq mi (11/km²)
Founded 1821
Named for Nathanael Greene
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1930. As of 2000, the population was 33,157. The county seat is Bloomfield.

Greene County is part of the Bloomington, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

Greene County was formed in 1821. It was named for Gen. Nathanael Greene, who commanded the southern theater in the Revolutionary War, eventually forcing Cornwallis to retreat to Yorktown.

Government

The county government is a constitutional body, and is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, and by the Indiana Code.

County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.[1][2]

Board of Commissioners: The executive body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president. The commissioners are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, the collection of revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.[1][2]

Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to terms of four years. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.[2]

County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor and circuit court clerk. Each of these elected officers serve terms of four years and oversee different parts of the county government. Members elected to any county government position are required to declare a party affiliation and be a resident of the county.[2]

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Economic Development

Greene County Economic Development Corporation

P.O. Box 7
Linton, IN 47441
812-847-4500 Fax: 812-847-4502
Joan C. Bethell, Executive Director

Local Transportation Company Terminals

  1. Baggett Transportation http://www.baggetttransport.com/
  2. Boyle Transportation http://www.boyletransport.com/
  3. Tri-State Motor Transit (TSMT) Company http://www.tsmtco.com/

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 546 square miles (1,414 km²), of which 542 square miles (1,403 km²) is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) (0.77%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Cities and towns

Townships

Major highways

* Expected around 2014.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 33,157 people, 13,372 households, and 9,360 families residing in the county. The population density was 61 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 15,053 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.59% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.2% were of American, 23.1% German, 13.0% English and 10.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,372 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,998, and the median income for a family was $41,523. Males had a median income of $32,309 versus $21,749 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,834. About 8.40% of families and 11.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.30% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

Greene County
Population by year

2000 33,157
1990 30,410
1980 30,416
1970 26,894
1960 26,327
1950 27,886
1940 31,330
1930 31,481
1920 36,770
1910 36,873
1900 28,530
1890 24,379
1880 22,996
1870 19,514
1860 16,041
1850 12,313
1840 8,321
1830 4,242

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

Coordinates: 39°02′N 86°58′W / 39.04°N 86.97°W / 39.04; -86.97


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Greene County, Indiana
Map
File:Map of Indiana highlighting Greene County.png
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1821
Seat Bloomfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.77%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33157
Named for: Nathanael Greene

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1930. As of 2000, the population was 33,157. The county seat is Bloomfield.

Contents

History

Greene County was formed in 1821. It was named for Gen. Nathanael Greene, who commanded the southern theater in the Revolutionary War, eventually forcing Cornwallis to retreat to Yorktown.

Economic Development

Greene County Economic Development Corporation P.O. Box 7 Linton, IN 47441 812-847-4500 Fax: 812-847-4502 Joan C. Bethell, Executive Director

Local Transportation Company Terminals

  1. Baggett Transportation http://www.baggetttransport.com/
  2. Boyle Transportation http://www.boyletransport.com/
  3. Tri-State Motor Transit (TSMT) Company http://www.tsmtco.com/

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,414 km² (546 sq mi). 1,403 km² (542 sq mi) of it is land and 11 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.77%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Greene County
Population by year

2000 33,157
1990 30,410
1980 30,416
1970 26,894
1960 26,327
1950 27,886
1940 31,330
1930 31,481
1920 36,770
1910 36,873
1900 28,530
1890 24,379
1880 22,996
1870 19,514
1860 16,041
1850 12,313
1840 8,321
1830 4,242

As of the census² of 2000, there were 33,157 people, 13,372 households, and 9,360 families residing in the county. The population density was 24/km² (61/sq mi). There were 15,053 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.59% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.2% were of American, 23.1% German, 13.0% English and 10.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,372 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,998, and the median income for a family was $41,523. Males had a median income of $32,309 versus $21,749 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,834. About 8.40% of families and 11.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.30% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and Towns

Townships

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

External links

Coordinates: 39°02′N 86°58′W / 39.04, -86.97


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