Miscellaneous Information Showing Growth and Increases in the Town of Blacksburg

Water Usages 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Number of water meters 1,968 2,079 2,242 2,367 2,555
Gallons of water sold 174,613,000 187,139,200 205,320,200    

The increase of water meters from January 1, 1960, through September 1, 1964, is 511; of these 120 were outside of town. Based on 3.5 persons per water meter, the increase of population since 1960 (7,070) was 1,369 persons.



VOLUME OF RETAIL SALES (FROM MERCHANTS AND BUSINESS LICENSES):

1961 1962 1963 1964
$8,858,183.00 $9,788,302.73 $10,260,317.53 $10,868,853.00

There has been a constant and steady increase in gross sales for the past seven years of approximately 6% to 8% per year. The greatest percentages of increase according to classification has been in: 1st- Clothing 2nd- Restaurant 3rd- General Merchandise



REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENTS

1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
$5,186,781.00 $5,467,321.00 $5,698,146.00 $6,069,847.00 $6,811,029.00

The increase of 1963 over 1961 is $511,365.00 assessed valuation or in actual value (cost) is $2,256,825.00



TOWN OF BLACKSBURG BUDGETS

1962-1963 1963-1964 1964-1965 1965-1966
$416,406.00 $512,016.00 $581,233.00 $749,538.00


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