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Greene County, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of USA AL
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded December 13, 1819
Seat Eutaw
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

660 sq mi (1,709 km²)
646 sq mi (1,673 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 2.13%
 - (2000)
 - Density

16/sq mi (6/km²)

Greene County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island. As of 2000 the population was 9,974. Its county seat is Eutaw.

History Edit

Greene County was established on December 13, 1819.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,709 km² (660 sq mi). 1,673 km² (646 sq mi) of it is land and 36 km² (14 sq mi) of it (2.13%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,974 people, 3,931 households, and 2,649 families residing in the county. (According to 2003 U.S. Census estimates, Greene county has 9,900 people.) The population density was 6/km² (15/sq mi). There were 5,117 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 19.09% White, 80.34% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,931 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.40% were married couples living together, 27.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $19,819, and the median income for a family was $24,604. Males had a median income of $25,707 versus $19,051 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,686. About 29.90% of families and 34.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.10% of those under age 18 and 31.60% of those age 65 or over.

Of Alabama's 67 counties, Greene county is the least populous.

Cities and towns Edit

32°51′08″N 87°57′03″W / 32.85222, -87.95083

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