North Carolina Greene County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Greene County, North Carolina. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in North Carolina Greene County.

Street Address: 229 Kingold Blvd, Snow Hill, NC 28580
Phone Number: (252) 747-3437 Greene N/A N/A

Overview of Greene County, North Carolina

Greene County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 18,974. Its county seat is Snow Hill.


The county was formed in 1791 from the northern part of Dobbs County. It was originally named Glasgow County, for James Glasgow, North Carolina Secretary of State from 1777 to 1798. In 1799, after Glasgow’s involvement in military land grant frauds had forced him to resign and leave the state, Glasgow County was renamed Greene County, for Major General Nathanael Greene, commander of American troops at the Battle of Guilford Court House.

See also: List of extinct U.S. counties

Law and government

Greene County is a member of the regional Eastern Carolina Council of Governments.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 689 km² (266 mi²). 687 km² (265 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.18% water.


The county is divided into nine townships: Bull Head, Carrs, Hookerton, Jason, Olds, Ormonds, Shine, Snow Hill, and Speights Bridge.

Adjacent Counties

  • Pitt County, North Carolina- northeast
  • Lenoir County, North Carolina- south
  • Wayne County, North Carolina- west
  • Wilson County, North Carolina- northwest


As of the census of 2000, there are 18,974 people, 6,696 households, and 4,955 families residing in the county. The population density is 28/km² (72/mi²). There are 7,368 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 51.83% White, 41.21% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 5.75% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 7.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,696 households out of which 34.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% are married couples living together, 17.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% are non-families. 22.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 105.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 103.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,074, and the median income for a family is $36,419. Males have a median income of $27,048 versus $21,351 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,452. 20.20% of the population and 16.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 28.30% of those under the age of 18 and 20.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Greene County, North Carolina has the following cities and towns:

  • Hookerton
  • Snow Hill
  • Walstonburg

Map of Greene County North Carolina