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 2019 totaled 47,491 versus 47,470 in 2018.
  • Natural Increase in 2019 was -151 versus -141 in 2018 for a change of -7.09%.
  • Net Migration in 2019 was 172 versus 104 in 2018 for a change of 65.38%.
2018 2019 % Change
Greene County Residents 47,470 47,491 <0.1%
Natural Increase -141 -151 -7.09%
Net Migration 104 172 65.38%
Under 18 yrs. 18 - 62 yrs. Over 62 yrs.
Residents by Age Group 17.4% 58.9% 23.7%
2018 2019
Student Population K -12 5,928 6,173
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Employment

The total workforce in Greene County in 2019 was 21,100 versus 21,000 in 2018.
  • Total Employment in 2019 was 20,100 versus 20,000 in 2018.
  • In-County Employment in 2019 was 16,000 versus 15,500 in 2018.
  • The Unemployment Rate in 2019 was 4.7% versus 4.3% in 2018.
  • Total Unemployed in 2019 was 1,000 versus 900 in 2018.
2018 2019
Total Workforce 21,000 21,100
Total Employment 20,000 20,100
In-County Employment 15,500 16,000
Unemployment Rate 4.3% 4.7%
Total Unemployed 900 1,000
In 2019, 87.2% of the Greene County Workforce had at least a High School Diploma and 21.1% earned a Bachelors Degree or higher.
% of In-County Jobs
Manufacturing/Construction/Transportation 12.0%
Retail Trade 15.1%
Hospitality & Lodging 12.8%
Professional & Technical Services 1.6%
Healthcare & Related Services 8.0%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 2.7%
School Systems & Local Governments 18.9%
Arts/Entertainment/Recreation 2.7%
Federal Agencies 0.6%
State Agencies & Prisons 11.1%
Wholesale Trade 5.4%
Utilities & Information 0.6%
All Other Businesses 8.5%
In 2019, Greene County had 378 open public assistance cases versus 382 in 2018 (a change of -1.05%).
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Income & Industries

In 2019, the Median Wage for Greene County workers was $41,466 versus $41,043 in 2018.

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

Average Wage
Manufacturing/Construction/Transportation $50,417
Retail Trade $28,852
Hospitality & Lodging $19,420
Professional & Technical Services $49,400
Healthcare & Related Services $37,616
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate $47,614
School Systems & Local Governments $53,996
Arts/Entertainment/Recreation $38,632
Federal Agencies $53,260
State Agencies & Prisons $84,380
Wholesale Trade $62,272
Utilities & Information $113,032
All Other Businesses $27,812
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Real Estate &  Property Taxes

  • 793 homes were sold in 2019 versus 795 in 2018.
  • The Median Home Value in 2019 was $190,000, versus $182,000 in 2018.
  • Property Taxes in 2019 were $4.55 per $1,000 of assessed value versus $4.58 in 2018
2018 2019
Annual Homes Sold 795 793
Median Property Value $182,000 $190,000
Property Taxes per $1,000 $4.58 $4.55
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