County Profile

Independent County.......................................................................................... May 1664
Present form of Government................. Seven Board Members by Election District)
Area ...................................................................................... 277 sq. miles/177,280 acres
Population (2014 Weldon Cooper)...................................................................... 138,230

Registered Voters .................................................................................................. 80,022
Median Age..................................................................................................................... 35
Median Household Income .................................................................................. $97,110
At Place Employment............................................................................................. 35,484
Unemployment Rate ................................................................................................. 4.3%
Taxable Sales .............................................................................................. $928,278,339

Full-time County Government Employees
General Government Fund Total Employees..................................................................828
- Public Safety.................................................................................................................357
- Non Public Safety..........................................................................................................332
Utilities Fund Employees ................................................................................................139

Education
Number of Elementary Schools........................................................................................17
Number of Middle Schools.................................................................................................8
Number of High Schools....................................................................................................5
Enrollment............................................................................................................... 26,904

Sheriff's Office
Number of Employees ................................................................................................. 241
911 Calls................................................................................................................ 147,256

Fire and Rescue Protection
Number of Fire and Rescue Stations...............................................................................16
Career Personnel...........................................................................................................116
Volunteer Personnel.......................................................................................................175
911 Calls........................……………………………………..............………...……….....13,407

Libraries
Number of Facilities........................................................................................................... 2
Registered................................................................................................................ 94,145
Total Circulation.................................................................................................... 3,214,190

Parks and Recreation
County Parks.............................................................................................. 22 (1,025 acres)
Regional Parks................................................................................................ 3 (157 acres)
State and National Parks............................................................................. 2 (1,184 acres)
Athletic Fields ................................................................................................................. 41
Playgrounds...................................................................................................................... 8
Tennis Courts (County & School)......................................................................................17
Campground.................................................................................................... 1 (48 acres)
Private Golf Course............................................................................................ 1 (9 holes)
Public Golf Courses.......................................................................................... 3 (18 holes)
National Historic Attractions............................................................................................ 10
Public Marinas.................................................................................................................. 4
Public Boat Ramps........................................................................................................... 3
Public Fishing Lakes......................................................................................................... 2
Public Beach.................................................................................................... 2 (43 acres)
Public Swimming Pool.................................................................... 2 (1 year-round facility)
Gymnastics Training Center.............................................................................................. 1
Senior Citizens Center...................................................................................................... 1
Recreation Centers........................................................................................................... 3

Water and Sewer Utility
Number of Water/Sewer Accounts.......................................................................... 31,674
Water Plant Capacity.......................................................................................... 18.0 mgd*
Average Water Consumption................................................................................9.7 mgd
Water Mains ...................................................................................................... 586 miles
Sewer Mains ......................................................................................................415 miles
Water Storage ................................................................................... 16.7 million gallons
Reservoirs.............................................................................................................. 3 lakes
Wastewater Plant Capacity................................................................................. 14.5 mgd
Average Wastewater Flow.................................................................................... 8.8 mgd
Pumping Stations.......................................................................................................... 89

*mgd=million gallons per day