During the 2019-2020 comprehensive plan public input sessions, the community of Rushmere told us that they wanted additional development and housing opportunities in the Rushmere Village Center in the future. The County anticipates that the planned extension of public water and sewer along Route 10 may increase interest in Rushmere on the part of developers seeking to construct businesses or houses. As development occurs in the future, it is important to preserve the desired identity of the Rushmere Village Center. Your feedback on the survey questions will help find ways the community can accomplish this. Click here for survey.
LOCAL CENSUS DATA UPDATE:
The Census Bureau released new statistics from the 2016–2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. Following pandemic-related data collection disruptions, the Census Bureau revised its methodology to reduce nonresponse bias in data collected in 2020. After evaluating the effectiveness of this methodology, the Census Bureau determined the standard, full suite of 2016–2020 ACS 5-year data are fit for public release, government and business uses. These statistics boost the understanding of the social and economic characteristics of the U.S. population.
Data is available county-wide, for our two incorporated towns (Smithfield, and Windsor), and for our five census designated places (Rushmere, Carrollton, Benns Grant, Carrsville, and Camptown. Click here for access.
APPROVED ELECTION DISTRICTS, PRECINCTS and POLLING LOCATIONS
After a public hearing at their 3 March 2022 meeting, the Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the Isle of Wight County Electoral Board's proposed precinct and polling location plan. Please feel free to review the following maps and other information related to this topic: