Greene County Facts

Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of Painting, lived in Catskill. The farm, which he lived in from 1827 until his death in 1848, is now a National Historic Site visited by thousands every year and a key spot on the Hudson River Valley Art Trail. Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School of painting, lived in Catskill
Greene County resident Col. Zadock Pratt was the prime mover behind the Transcontinental Railroad. He also was the founder of Prattsville and created the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Patents as a Congressman.Greene County resident Col. Zadock Pratt was the prime mover behind the Transcontinental Railroad.
The famed Catskill Mountain House, in Haines Falls, was visited by three Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Chester Arthur and Theodore Roosevelt. The famed Catskill Mountain House, in Haines Falls, was visited by three Presidents
The Bronck House in Coxsackie, Greene County is the oldest known building in Upstate New York. This oldest known building north of New York City was built in 1663 by a relative of the founder of the Bronx.The Bronck House in Coxsackie, Greene County is the oldest known building in Upstate New York
The median house price in Greene County is approximately $160,000. According to the New York State Association of Realtors, prices have stabilized in the County, and the trend is positive. The median house price in Greene County is approximately $160,000
Greene County is 658 square miles in area. This includes 648 square miles of land and 10 square miles of water. Greene County is 658 square miles in area
There are over 5,000 business firms in Greene County. 1,200 of these businesses are owned by women.There are over 5,000 business firms in Greene County
Greene County was founded on March 25, 1800. It was meant as a partition from Albany and Ulster Counties. The current borders have been in effect since 1836. Greene County was founded on March 25, 1800

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.

Named for Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene

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.

The unemployment rate in Greene County is 8.3 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.

Greene County public schools spend $8,722 per student

As of 2012, Greene County’s population is 49,221. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.21 percent.

Greene County’s population is 49,221

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.

Greene County was discovered by Henry Hudson in 1608.