Service by The Numbers 2018 - 19

Commitment to Avery County Citizens ensures excellent service and a high quality of life. Following is a snapshot for the fiscal year 2018 - 19 of the commitment Avery County Government proudly provides to serve its citizens.

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General Services
17,797                                      County Population (Census 2010)
$610,000                                             $ For Repair Grant received
$100,000                                       Broadband ARC Grant received

Sheriff's Office
28,654                                  Activity Log Events / Sheriff's Office
95.9                                    6th Lowest Violent Crime Rate in NC

Elections
11,179                                                                Registered Voters
8,100                        Votes Cast in the 2016 Presidential Election
6,100                                 Votes Cast in the last General Election
5%                                          Top 5% Voter Turnout For the State

Senior Services
14,445                                                 Senior Center Meals Served
13,687                                   Senior Center Home Delivered Meals
160                               Average Senior Center Meals Served Daily
4,972                                           Hours Served by Volunteer Avery
5,216                                                      Hours In Home Aid Level 1
3,805                                                      Hours In Home Aid Level 2
33,828                                          Total Visitors to the Senior Center

Solid Waste
623                               Tons of Recycling Collected by Solid Waste
13,922                                       Tons of Household Waste Collected
30%         Increase In Recycling Since Comingled Recycling Began
43,600                Pounds of Household Hazardous Waste Collected
35                                                         Tons of Electronics Recycled

Register of Deeds
2162                                      Deeds Recorded by Register of Deeds
121                                                             Marriage Licenses Issued
95%                              County Records Scanned for Computer Use

Social Services (DSS)
5,612                                                Walk In Visits to Social Services
7                                                  Adoptions Through Social Services
100                             Children per Month Daycare Service Provided

3,233            Individuals Served Through Income Support Programs

Soil and Water
110                                    Soil and Water Quality Services Provided
4,667                                              Feet of Trout Stream Restoration
215                            Acres Agriculture Land Quality Enhancements
95                              Tons Soil Saved From Entering Trout Streams
$444,000                                   Funding Through State and Federal
                                                 Programs for Management Practices

Transportation
335,950                                                                  Total Miles Driven
706                                           Veterans Served With Transportation

2,372                                         Senior's Served With Transportation
1,571                                      Employment Trips With Transportation
9,461                                                      Trips for Charitable Agency's

Emergency Management
288                                                                            Fire Inspections
3                                                Emergency Preparedness Meetings
3                                                   Incident Command Centers Setup

Communications
75,765                                                             Total Calls Into Center
8,958                                              Emergency 911 Calls Into Center

Inspections
193                                               New Construction Plans Permitted
153                                                              New Renovation Permits
$79,385,662                                         Total Estimated Project Value

Tax Office
97.83%                                                Collection Rate For 2018 - 19
99.47%                                  Collection Rate For The Past 10 Years

Parks and Recreation
7,827                                                           Senior Adult Participants 
19,346                                                          Adult Sports Participants
17,046                                                         Youth Sports Participants
2,321                                                MANNA Food Bank Participants

Ambulance Service / EMS
3,923                                                    Emergency Calls / Transports
26                                                              Love In Action Participants