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Encyclopedia > Greene County, Missouri
Greene County, Missouri
Map
Map of Missouri highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1833
Seat Springfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,755 km² (678 mi²)
1,748 km² (675 mi²)
7 km² (3 mi²), 0.42%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

240,391
138/km² 
Website: www.greenecountymo.org

Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 240,391. Its county seat is Springfield6. The county was organized in 1833 and is named after the American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_MO.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Missouri ... Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants United States France Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida Tuscarora Polish volunteers Quebec volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz KoÅ›ciuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben King George... Charles Willson Peale painted a portrait of General Greene from life in 1783, which was then copied several times by C.W. Peale and his son, Rembrandt Peale. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,755 km² (678 mi²). 1,748 km² (675 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it (0.42%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

Polk County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Dallas County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Webster County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Christian County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Dade County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ...

Major highways

Interstate 44 (abbreviated I-44) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... U.S. Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ... U.S. Highway 65 is a north-south United States highway stretching from Albert Lea, Minnesota to Natchez, Mississippi. ... U.S. Route 66, (also known as Route 66, The Main Street of America, The Mother Road and the Will Rogers Highway[1]) was a highway in the U.S. Highway system. ... U.S. Highway 160 is an east-west United States highway. ... Route 13 is a highway in Missouri which runs almost the entire north-south length of the state. ... Route 125 runs between U.S. Highway 65 at Fair Grove and the Arkansas state line, where it continues as Highway 125. ... Route 266 is a section of former U.S. Route 66 with termini between Interstate 44 at Springfield and Route 96 west of Halltown. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 240,391 people, 97,859 households, and 61,846 families residing in the county. The population density was 138/km² (356/mi²). There were 104,517 housing units at an average density of 60/km² (155/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.54% White, 2.26% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. 1.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 97,859 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.80% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.89. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 13.80% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $34,157, and the median income for a family was $42,613. Males had a median income of $30,672 versus $21,987 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,185. About 7.60% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Ash Grove is a city located in Greene County, Missouri. ... Battlefield is a city located in Greene County, Missouri. ... Bois DArc, Missouri is an unincorporated community located in Greene County about fifteen miles northwest of Springfield. ... Brookline is a village located in Greene County, Missouri. ... Ebenezer is an unincorporated community in Greene County, USA six miles north of Springfield and three miles east of Missouri State Highway 13. ... Fair Grove is a city located in Greene County, Missouri. ... Logan is a small, unincorporated community in southeastern Greene County, Missouri U.S. It is located five miles (8 km) west of Rogersville and is not located on a highway. ... This article does not give much verifiable information about the subject. ... Oak Grove Heights is an unincorporated community in Greene County, Missouri. ... Plano, Missouri was a small town on U.S. Highway 66, now Missouri State Highway 266 in Greene County. ... Republic is a city located in Greene County, Missouri. ... Rogersville is a city located in Greene and Webster County, Missouri. ... Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Strafford is a city located in Greene County, Missouri. ... Turners is a small community in Greene County, Missouri about five miles east of Springfield at the intersection of Missouri Highway D and Missouri Highway J. At one time it was a passanger stop along the railway. ... Walnut Grove is a city located in Greene County, Missouri. ... Willard is a city located in Greene County, Missouri. ...

Fire departments and districts

Republic and Springfield have city fire departments. Additionally, the county is served by the following fire districts:

  • Ash Grove
  • Battlefield
  • Billings
  • Brookline
  • Ebenezer
  • Fair Grove
  • Logan-Rogersville
  • Pleasant View
  • Strafford
  • Walnut Grove
  • West Republic
  • Willard

Billings is a city located in Christian County, Missouri. ...

External links

  • Greene County government's website
  • Information about Springfield, MO

Coordinates: 37°16′N 93°20′W / 37.26, -93.34 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Polk County, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (470 words)
Polk County was organized and separated from Greene County on January 5, 1835.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 12.60% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $29,656, and the median income for a family is $35,843.
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