Economic Indicators for Greene County, NY

The Numbers that Measure Sustainable Growth

Choosing the right location to locate or expand your business can be a daunting task.  We’ve taken the many factors that define the health, viability, and potential of our county and assembled a set of Key Economic Indicators to provide measurable insight about the people, infrastructure, and opportunities in Greene County, and provide year over year comparisons.

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Population

  • Age Demographics
  • Natural Increase
  • Net Migration
  • Percentage of Population Growth
  • Students K-12

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Employment

  • In-County Labor Force
  • Total Employment
  • In-County Employment
  • Unemployment Rate
  • Number of Unemployed Residents
  • In-County Jobs by Sector

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Workforce Income

  • Median Wage for All Sectors
  • Total Wages per Sector
  • Average Employee Wages by Sector
  • Open Public Assistance Cases

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Real Estate

  • Median Home Value
  • Number of Houses Sold
  • Available Commercial Properties
  • Shovel-Ready Locations

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Population

Greene County Residents in 2018 totaled 47,470 versus 47,517 in 2017.
  • Natural Increase in 2018 was -147 versus -156 in 2017 for a change of 5.77%.
  • Net Migration in 2018 was 104 versus 25 in 2017 for a change of 316%.
2017 2018 % Change
Greene County Residents 47,517 47,470 <0.1%
Natural Increase -156 -147 5.77%
Net Migration 25 104 316%
Under 18 yrs. 18 - 62 yrs. Over 62 yrs.
Residents by Age Group 17.4% 58.9% 23.7%
2017 2018
Student Population K -12 5,928 7,473
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Employment

The total workforce in Greene County in 2018 was 21,100 versus 21,200 in 2017.
  • Total Employment in 2018 was 20,200 versus 20,100 in 2017.
  • In-County Employment in 2018 was 15,500 versus 15,500 in 2017.
  • The Unemployment Rate in 2018 was 4.3% versus 5.0% in 2017.
  • Total Unemployed in 2018 was 900 versus 1,100 in 2017.
2017 2018
Total Workforce 21,200 21,100
Total Employment 20,100 20,200
In-County Employment 15,500 15,500
Unemployment Rate 5.0% 4.3%
Total Unemployed 1,100 900
In 2018, 85.8% of the Greene County Workforce had at least a High School Diploma and 20.1% earned a Bachelors Degree or higher.
% of In-County Jobs
Manufacturing/Construction/Transportation 13.1%
Retail Trade 15.1%
Hospitality & Lodging 11.6%
Professional & Technical Services 3.7%
Healthcare & Related Services 8.6%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 3.1%
School Systems & Local Governments 18.2%
Arts/Entertainment/Recreation 4.7%
Federal Agencies 0.6%
State Agencies & Prisons 10.9%
Wholesale Trade 5.1%
Utilities & Information 2.1%
All Other Businesses 3.4%
In 2018, Greene County had 382 open public assistance cases versus 393 in 2017 (a change of -2.8%).
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Income & Industries

In 2018, the Median Wage for Greene County workers was $41,043 versus $40,457 in 2017.

Below is a comprehensive breakdown of Greene County Employer Categories and their associated Average Annual Wage.

Average Wage
Manufacturing/Construction/Transportation $47,823
Retail Trade $26,673
Hospitality & Lodging $17,517
Professional & Technical Services $45,971
Healthcare & Related Services $35,726
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate $48,097
School Systems & Local Governments $41,750
Arts/Entertainment/Recreation $21,757
Federal Agencies $51,224
State Agencies & Prisons $68,906
Wholesale Trade $61,592
Utilities & Information $70,386
All Other Businesses $26,803
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Real Estate &  Property Taxes

  • 786 homes were sold in 2018 versus 772 in 2017.
  • The Median Home Value in 2018 was $182,000, versus $173,000 in 2017.
  • Property Taxes in 2018 were $4.58 per $1,000 of assessed value versus $4.66 in 2017
2017 2018
Annual Homes Sold 772 786
Median Property Value $173,000 $182,000
Property Taxes per $1,000 $4.66 $4.58
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