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Greene County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded 1833
Seat Springfield
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

678 sq mi (1,756 km²)
675 sq mi (1,748 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.42%
 - (2000)
 - Density

357/sq mi (138/km²)

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.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,755 km² (678 sq mi). 1,748 km² (675 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.42%) is water.

Adjacent counties[]

Major highways[]


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/sq mi). There were 104,517 housing units at an average density of 60/km² (155/sq mi). 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.

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.

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.

Cities and towns[]

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

External links[]

Coordinates: 37°16′N 93°20′W / 37.26, -93.34

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