Carroll By Numbers...

December 30, 1990|By Compiled from a variety of sources

Number of rattlesnake bites treated at Carroll County General Hospital emergency room in 1990 -- 1, by a pet snake. Busiest month in 1990 for CCGH emergency room -- July. Busiest month in 1990 for heart attacks and auto accident injuries at CCGH emergency room -- January. Acres of land in Carroll -- 205,000. Acres of forested land -- 70,600. Rank of Carroll among 23 Maryland counties in ratio of forested land to total acres -- 20. Acres of forested land in Frederick County -- 116,800. In Montgomery County -- 77,000. Complaints in 1990 to the Carroll Department of Health and City of Westminster about lots or yards with high weeds -- 291. Ratio of cows to people in Carroll -- 1 to 2.7. Ratio in Maryland -- 1 to 11. Ratio of ostriches to people in Carroll -- 1 to 32,500. Ratio in the United States -- 1 to 3,075. Percentage of ostriches in Carroll named after a former U.S. president -- 25. Ratio of places of worship in Carroll, including 175 churches and one synagogue, to people -- 739 to 1. Issues of Reader's Digest sold monthly in Carroll through subscription and newsstands -- 10,724. New Yorker subscribers -- 157. Number of Playboy subscribers in Carroll -- 1,899; Playgirl subscribers -- 1. Total number of people diagnosed with AIDS in Carroll since 1981 -- 20. Ten of them are dead. New AIDS cases diagnosed here during 1990 -- 3. Based on diagnosed AIDS cases, estimate of people in Carroll who would test positive for the AIDS virus today -- at least 600. Number of golf holes in the county in 1970 -- 9.

Number in 1990 -- 72. Number of golf holes in the county if five planned projects are completed -- 153. Births at Carroll County General Hospital between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30, 1990 -- 557. Births for all of 1989 -- 467.

Number of books shipped from the Random House warehouse in Westminster this year -- 98 million. Number of books checked out of the Carroll County Public Library in fiscal year 1990 (July 1989 to June 1990) -- 1,933,476.

Cars that pass through Route 140 and Center Street intersection in Westminster near Cranberry Mall on an average day -- 40,000. Average length of morning commute from Westminster to downtown Baltimore: -- 50 minutes.

Miles of paved road in Carroll -- 780. Miles of unpaved road in Carroll -- 100. Miles of railroad in Carroll -- 45. Number of restaurants in Carroll -- 431. Number of restaurants in Baltimore -- 1,702. Number of fast-food restaurants per square mile in Carroll -- 0.07. Number in Baltimore -- 10.96. State wrestling titles won by Carroll teams (five schools) since 1970 -- 2. Number won by Baltimore County teams (21 schools) -- 2. State individual wrestling titles won by Carroll countians since 1970 -- 30; number won by Frederick countians (7 schools) -- 2. Average length of a municipal council meeting in Carroll -- 1 hour, 53 minutes. Average length in Manchester -- 3 hours. Lawyers in Carroll County -- 100. Ratio of lawyers to people -- 1 to 1,300. Lawyers in Maryland -- 21,000. Ratio of lawyers to people -- 1 to 222. Lawyers in District of Columbia -- 54,989.

Ratio of D.C. lawyers to members of Congress -- 103 to 1. Gallons of sewage treated by Carroll treatment plants per day -- 7.2 million. Gallons of sewage treated every day per person in Carroll -- 55.4. Number of state field hockey titles won by Carroll teams since the tournament started 15 years ago -- 13. Number of county field hockey teams to advance to the state field hockey tournament this fall -- 3. Number of county employees -- 817. Number of state employees -- 89,800. Ratio of county employees to people in Carroll County -- 1 to 159. Ratio of state employees to people in Maryland -- 1 to 51.9. Per pupil spending in Carroll -- $4,320. In Montgomery -- $6,629; in Caroline -- $4,049. Percentage of students in Carroll receiving free or reduced-rate meals -- 6.1. In Caroline County -- 29.6;in Montgomery, 13.6 Average Carroll class sizes -- elementary, 24.8 students; middle school, 26.5; high school, 23.9. Average class size at Francis Scott Key High School -- 22.6 students. At Westminster High School -- 25 students. Education spending, as percentage of county budget, 1972 to 1976 -- 58. From 1987 to 1991 -- 44. Number of county boys' basketball teams to advance to the state tournament over the last decade -- 3. Number of county football teams to advance to the state tournament over the last decade -- 3. Surface acres of water in Carroll -- approximately 2,500.

Number of registered Republicans -- 26,015. Democrats -- 25,084. Total of county capital budgets, 1972 to 1986 -- $162.5 million. From 1988 to 1991 -- $163.9 million. Population of Carroll in 1970 -- 69,006. Population in 1990 -- 129,620; projected in 2010 -- 169,452.

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