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Southern Indiana Development Commission

Greene County

Forested hills. Lush vegetation. A sprawling countryside. Sounds like a wonderful place to visit, but maybe too far away. It’s right here in our backyard. Greene County, located in southwestern Indiana, has much to offer its community and visitors. This overview will provide you with a more sufficient data regarding the economics, development, and other facets of the county.


As mentioned above, Greene County is located in southwestern Indiana, bordered by 8 other counties. Greene County is predominantly rural; however, there are seven incorporated areas within the county. The two most populated include the county seat of Bloomfield with a population of 2,405, and also Linton, with a population of 5,413.


Greene County also focuses its attention on the community infrastructure. This consists of transportation, educational resources, recreational facilities, etc. These various elements of Greene County’s economy are vital and important to its survival.


A major factor relating to the economic well-being of the county is its transportation system. In order for existing businesses and future industries to flourish, a transportation system is key. This system includes highways, both federal and state, air service, waterways, and railroads. The State of Indiana is currently building the extension of Interstate 69, running from Evansville to Indianapolis. The route will include a southeastern portion of Greene County, which can have a major effect on the area and its development.


Quality educational resources are also important to Greene County, as it provides a foundation for a more skilled labor force. Greene County has five public school corporations, all of which provide a valuable education. In addition, the County also has a wide variety of post-secondary education resources within driving distance including Vincennes University. Vincennes University is a two-year junior college that provides a wide assortment of degrees and technical programs. Other colleges and technical schools in the nearby area include Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana University in Bloomington, Purdue University in West Lafayette, among others.


Recreational facilities provide places for visitors and residents alike to enjoy the geography of Greene County. There are many places to fish, hike, or just enjoy the scenery including Greene Sullivan State Forest and Shakamak State Park. These facilities bring tourists to the area which can help boost the economy. Organizations such as the Linton Chamber of Commerce have made great strides in developing tourism potential.


Because of its strong sense of community, good scholastic resources, and recreational facilities, Greene County will continue to grow. This process may require time and energy from all its residents, but it positively looks toward the future.


Court House

Important Links:


http://www.co.green e.in.us/Contacts.htm


http://www.insidegre enecounty.com/



Quick Facts

Population Change 2000-2010 & Estimated 2012

Area

2000

2010

2012 Estimate

Change 2010-2012

Greene

33157

33165

32940

-225

Indiana

6080524

6483802

6537334

53532

Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18/18027.html

County Commissioners

President: Nathan Abrams

Member: Ed Michael

Member: Rick Graves

County Council

President: Jerry Frye

Member: Mike Riggleman

Member: Patti Jones

Member: Hal Harp

Member: Greg Roudebush

Member: Roger Weaver

Member: Joe Huntington

Area

Total

White

Black

Other

% White

% Minority

Hispanic

% Hispanic

Greene

31165

32548

49

568

98.1%

1.9%

322

1.0%

Indiana

6483802

5467906

591397

424499

84.3%

15.7%

389707

6.0%

2010 Population by Racial Composition

Source:http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

Source:http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

Median Age and Household Size in 2010

Area


Male

Female

Total

Median Age

Average Household Size

Greene

16557

16608

33165

41.1

2.44

Indiana

3189737

3294065

6483802

37

2.52

Area

2000

2010

Greene

8.4

12.8

Indiana

6.7

14.1

Source: US Census &http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

Poverty Rates

Population of Communities in County

Bloomfield- 2405

Jasonville- 2222

Linton- 5413

Lyons- 742

Newberry-193

Switz City- 293

Worthington- 1463



Source: Stats Indiana- 2010

Source: Stats Indiana- 2010

County

Per Capita Income 2000

Per Capita Income 2010

Greene

21493

30610

Indiana

27459

34028

School Corporation

2013 Enrollment

2012 Graduation Rates %

2011 Average SAT Score

Bloomfield School District

984

95.8

962

Eastern Greene Schools

1303

87.9

971

Linton-Stockton School Corporation

1369

89.3

989

MSD Shakamak Schools

824

95.4

912

White River Valley School District

819

85.5

982

Public School Corporation Data

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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