Greene County NY Facts and History
Greene County was named for Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene. Although it is unlikely that the famous General, known as the first "Fighting Quaker", has ever visited Greene County, New York.
At the end of 2012, Greene County had a labor force of about 24,000 persons. Recent job growth is Positive. Greene County jobs have increased by 0.66 percent.
Greene County public schools spend $8,722 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,691. There are about 12.5 students per teacher in Greene County.
As of 2012, Greene County’s population is 49,221. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.21 percent.
Greene County was discovered by Henry Hudson in 1608. It was then settled in the 17th century by Dutch and English colonists who were enticed by its fertile ground.