Set in the scenic, rolling hills of southern Wisconsin, Green County sits squarely on the Wisconsin-Illinois border, providing easy access to major markets throughout the upper Midwest. Agriculture is a booming industry in Green County, with key products including milk, cheese, corn, soybeans and livestock products. The county’s environment and culture is shaped proudly by its strength in agriculture and famous Swiss heritage.

2010 Population: 36,842
2015 Population Estimate: 37,186

Demographics of Green County

Labor Force
Labor Force Profile of Green County

Major Employers
Top private-sector employers in Green County include Colony Brands, Inc., Kuhn North America, Inc., Grande Cheese Co., and Jack Links Beef Jerky.

Green County Major Employers

Large Communities

  • Monroe (county seat): 10,768
  • Brodhead: 3,285
  • Belleville: 2,390
  • Village of New Glarus: 2,164
  • Exeter: 2,052
  • Decatur: 1,778
  • Village of Brooklyn: 1,417
  • Town of New Glarus: 1,359
  • Jefferson: 1,235
  • Monticello: 1,223

Economic Development Contact
Green County Development Corporation
Cara Carper, Executive Director
608.328.9452 | Email Cara

Sources: U.S. Census; Wisconsin’s WORKnet; Municipality Population Estimates, Wisconsin Department of Administration, Demographic Services Center; Applied Geographic Solutions via LocateInWisconsin.


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