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Greene County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Seat Waynesburg
Largest city Waynesburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

578 sq mi (1,497 km²)
576 sq mi (1,492 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.36%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40,672
70/sq mi (27/km²)
Founded February 9, 1796
Website www.co.greene.pa.us

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. As of 2000, the population was 40,672.

Greene County was created on February 9, 1796, from part of Washington County and named for General Nathanael Greene.

Its county seat is Waynesburg[1].

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 578 square miles (1,497 km²), of which, 576 square miles (1,491 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.36%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 40,672 people, 15,060 households, and 10,587 families residing in the county. The population density was 71 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 16,678 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.07% White, 3.90% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.2% were of German, 13.8% American, 12.9% English, 12.4% Irish, 8.2% Italian and 6.7% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 15,060 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.50 males.

Municipalities

Map of Greene County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Greene County:

Boroughs

Townships

Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Map of Greene County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Government and politics

As of November 2008, there are 25,676 registered voters in Greene County [1].

County commissioners

  • Pam Snyder, Chair, Democrat
  • Dave Coder, Democrat
  • Archie Trader, Republican

Other county officials

  • Clerk of Courts, Shirley Stockdale, Democrat
  • Controller, David Balint, Democrat
  • Coroner, Greg Rohanna, Democrat
  • District Attorney, Marjorie J. Fox, Democrat
  • Prothonotary, Susan White, Democrat
  • Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills, Tom Headlee, Democrat
  • Sheriff, Richard Ketchem, Democrat
  • Treasurer, Cory Grandel, Democrat

State Representative

State Senator

US Representative

Education

Public School Districts

Highway Infrastructure

  • PA-18.svg Pennsylvania Route 18- the southernmost segments of one of the few Pennsylvania state routes to touch two state borders, this route begins at the West Virginia border in Freeport Township; after winding through the rolling hills of southwestern Greene County, it forms a consignment with Route 21 to reach the county seat in Waynesburg, before twisting back toward the northwest and into Washington County
  • US 19.svg U.S. Route 19- although mostly parallel to and bypassed by the interstate system, this highway is a key north-south link in the county; entering from West Virginia and exiting into rural Washington County, this route connects a variety of small communities to Waynesburg, through which it is briefly cosigned with Route 21
  • PA-21.svg Pennsylvania Route 21- known as the Roy E. Furman Highway, this route is the east-west backbone of the county; the route begins at the border with the West Virginia panhandle, then winds through sparely populated western townships to Waynesburg; after forming the town’s main street, it includes a four-lane segment that features many of the region’s big box stores and commercial strips; the route alternates between two and four-lanes as it travels through hilly eastern villages before crossing the Monongahela River into Fayette County
  • I-79.svg Interstate 79- as part of its journey between Morgantown, West Virginia and suburban Pittsburgh, this interstate highway breezes through Greene County, providing access to Waynesburg and several small communities
  • PA-88.svg Pennsylvania Route 88- part of a long, winding route that travels slowly through suburban Pittsburgh and the Monongahela Valley, this highway runs through small boroughs such as Carmicheals and Rices Landing during its stretch through the county, before exiting on a bridge over the Monongahela to reach its terminus in the small Fayette County town of Point Marion
  • PA-188.svg Pennsylvania Route 188- this short rural access route connects Franklin Township, which holds Waynesburg’s business district, with Morgan Township and Jefferson Township, before ending at its parent highway, Route 88
  • PA-218.svg Pennsylvania Route 218- this short rural access road connects Waynesburg with a West Virginia highway of the same number, after traveling through an sparely populated area
  • PA-221.svg Pennsylvania Route 221- this winding highway traverses northern townships in the county, entering from rural areas of Washington County and ending in Morgan Township at Route 188
  • PA-231.svg Pennsylvania Route 231- the final miles of this highway straddle the Washington-Greene County line, as the highway briefly enters Morris Township in its waning segments

See also

Coordinates: 39°52′N 80°13′W / 39.86°N 80.22°W / 39.86; -80.22

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Greene County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Map
File:Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Greene County.png
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 9, 1796
Seat Waynesburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.36%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40672
Website: www.co.greene.pa.us

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. As of 2000, the population was 40,672.

Greene County was created on February 9, 1796 from part of Washington County and named for General Nathaniel Greene.

Its county seat is Waynesburg6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,497 km² (578 sq mi). 1,491 km² (576 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.36%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 40,672 people, 15,060 households, and 10,587 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (71/sq mi). There were 16,678 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.07% White, 3.90% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,060 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.50 males.

Municipalities

Map of Greene County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Greene County:

Boroughs

Townships

Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Map of Greene County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Education

Public School Districts

Coordinates: 39°52′N 80°13′W / 39.86, -80.22

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