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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