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The 2000 Census showed that Greene County had a population of 18,974 people. This represented 0.24% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 82nd most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Greene had a population of 20,658 people. This is an increase of 8.88% 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
201021,362+12.59%+3.41% since 2009
200820,654+8.85%-0.11% since 2007
200720,676+8.97%+2.02% since 2006
200620,266+6.81%+2.58% since 2005
200519,757+4.13%-0.35% since 2004
200419,827+4.5%+1.07% since 2003
200319,617+3.39%+1.24% since 2002
200219,376+2.12%+0.98% since 2001
200119,188+1.13%+1.13% since 2000
200018,974The Last Census

Greene County had 7,368 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Greene County has a total area<3> of 265.9 square miles [688 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.49 square miles [1.28 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Greene County had a population density of 71.5 people per square mile [27.6 people/km²], making it the state's 65th most densely populated county (out of 100 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 North Carolina.

Click here for the Greene County QuickFact (QF-37079).

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
EdgecombeQF-37065   N51,85355,606-6.75%
LenoirQF-37107   S56,38759,648-5.47%
PittQF-37147   NE159,057133,79818.88%
WayneQF-37191   SW113,811113,3290.43%
WilsonQF-37195   NW78,35373,8146.15%

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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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