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The 2000 Census showed that Greene County had a population of 240,391 people. This represented 4.3% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 115 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Greene had a population of 269,630 people. This is an increase of 12.16% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010275,174+14.47%+2.06% since 2009
2009269,630+12.16%+1.02% since 2008
2008266,898+11.03%+1.17% since 2007
2007263,800+9.74%+1.6% since 2006
2006259,653+8.01%+2.04% since 2005
2005254,454+5.85%+1.42% since 2004
2004250,898+4.37%+1.34% since 2003
2003247,583+2.99%+1.16% since 2002
2002244,733+1.81%+0.85% since 2001
2001242,682+0.95%+0.95% since 2000
2000240,391The Last Census

Greene County had 104,517 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Greene County has a total area<3> of 677 square miles [1,755 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (2.82 square miles [7.31 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Greene County had a population density of 356.1 people per square mile [137.5 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 115 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Greene County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Greene and the state of Missouri.

Click here for the Greene County QuickFact (QF-29077).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Greene County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Greene County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ChristianQF-29043   S77,45554,28542.68%
DadeQF-29057   NW7,3167,923-7.66%
DallasQF-29059   NE16,63715,6616.23%
LawrenceQF-29109   SW37,64835,2046.94%
PolkQF-29167   N30,62626,99213.46%
WebsterQF-29225   E36,55231,04517.74%

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Census QuickFact for Greene County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Greene. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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