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The 2000 Census showed that Greene County had a population of 48,195 people. This represented 0.25% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 52nd most populous county (out of 62 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Greene had a population of 48,947 people. This is an increase of 1.56% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201049,221+2.13%+0.56% since 2009
200948,947+1.56%-0.32% since 2008
200849,106+1.89%-0.13% since 2007
200749,170+2.02%-0.09% since 2006
200649,215+2.12%+0.61% since 2005
200548,917+1.5%+0.59% since 2004
200448,630+0.9%+0.56% since 2003
200348,361+0.34%+0.28% since 2002
200248,226  
200148,077-0.24%-0.24% since 2000
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200048,195The Last Census

Greene County had 26,544 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Greene County has a total area<3> of 658 square miles [1,704 km²]. Of this total, 647 square miles [1,677 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.58%) being water (10.38 square miles [26.89 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Greene County had a population density of 74.4 people per square mile [28.73 people/km²], making it the state's 44th most densely populated county (out of 62 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 New York.

Click here for the Greene County QuickFact (QF-36039).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
CatskillQF-361301311,72311,849-1.06%
CoxsackieQF-36187299,0188,8841.51%
CairoQF-36116496,4706,3551.81%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
AlbanyQF-36001   N298,284294,5651.26%
ColumbiaQF-36021   E61,61863,094-2.34%
DelawareQF-36025   W45,51448,055-5.29%
RensselaerQF-36083   NE155,541152,5381.97%
SchoharieQF-36095   NW31,52931,582-0.17%
UlsterQF-36111   S181,440177,7492.08%

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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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