Greene County is located in west-central Iowa. The County Seat is Jefferson and the largest city is Jefferson. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.greene.ia.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 9,200 and the 2010 census population was 9,337. The land area is 569.57 square miles and there are 16.4 persons per square mile.
97.5% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 88.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,200, there are 3,969 households, an average of 2.29 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,205, the median household income is $45,865, and 13% of the persons in Greene County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 746. Retail sales (in $1000) were $87,923, and sales per capita were $9,258. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.1%.
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