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Area At a Glance

County Size & Rank
The County ranks #98 in population and #149 in land area of the 159 counties in the State. We are 179.1 square miles in land and water.
Population (county)
13,147 April 1990 Census County
18,664 projection for 2000
19,200 projection for 2002

Industry & Business
  • 20 manufacturing facilities employing over 1,200 people.
  • Manufactured items include (but not limited to): tufted carpet yarn, knit wear, automobile parts, welded steel tubing, magnetic wire, fiberglass porch columns, acrylic whirlpools, steel tanks and saddles.
  • Facilities are located in a 112-acre industrial park just north of Anytown on US Hwy 1, and in the factories south of Anytown along Road 112.
  • Over 250 small businesses operate in the area.
Sales Tax
State 4% + local 1% = 5%
Local Option Sales Tax = 2%
Total Sales Tax = 7%

Property Tax
Rate - 23.12
effective property tax - $23.12 per $1,000 of taxable value*

Rate - 19.91
effective property tax - $19.93 per $1,000 of taxable value*

* Property is assessed at 40% of fair market value.

Property owners residing on property may qualify for homestead exemption. Check with the Tax Commissioner at (212) 555-4321.

Automobiles taxed at time of tag purchase. Based upon make and model.
Personal State Income Tax
6% average. Based upon income plus the number of people in the household.
The area offers 5 medical facilities staffed with competent medical doctors, 6 chiropractors, 1 home health agency, 9 dentists, mental health services, 2 assisted living facilities and one nursing home along with a local public health center.

Adequate emergency medical ambulance service is provided by Medical Center and Anytown Hospital. The county has a 911 address system that aids emergency people in getting to locations as quickly as possible.

A number of high tech state-of-the-art medical facilities are available in nearby Othertown and Newtown when major attention and complex surgical procedures are needed.

  • The County Sentinel (212) 555-5321
  • Times/Free Press delivered daily (212) 555-6321
  • The Journal and other major newspapers are available at newsstands and in-home delivery.
  • Three major TV networks available.
  • Cable TV is available in most areas.
  • Local channels include WKKS Channel 6
  • Local radio stations include WKWN 103.1, WWDC 98, WDDC 107 and numerous other stations in the surrounding area.
Employment Rate
Civilian labor force estimates:
Labor Force - 6,645
Employed - 6,324
Unemployed - 321
Unemployment Rate - 4.8%
Source: Department of Labor

The County is proud to claim that we are home to over 75 churches of various denominations: Baptist, Methodist, Holiness, Church of Christ, Church of God, Jehovah's Witness, Seventh Day Adventist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Catholic and Independent.

The Chamber of Commerce has a listing of local churches. E-mail or call the chamber for a copy.

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Upcoming meetings:
August 10
Alive After Five

October 2
Quarterly Membership Meeting