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May 11, 2018

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: More vehicles than people

Photo/Lawrence Emerson
Fauquier had 39,398 cars on the personal property tax rolls in fiscal 2017.

Cars, trucks and motorcycles on Fauquier County’s personal property rolls in fiscal 2017, a 2 percent increase from the previous year.

The 2017 total included:

• 39,398 cars.

• 52,743 trucks and SUVs.

• 3,638 motorcycles.

That represents 1.3 vehicles for every man, woman and child in the county.

The total includes all vehicles owned at some time during the year, but not those actually on the road — a number that changes constantly because of sales, destruction, abandonment and other factors, according to Commissioner of Revenue Ross D’Urso.


Total amount buyers spent at the 59th annual Fauquier County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Sale.

4-H members Monday auctioned 84 animals, including 39 hogs, 21 lambs, 15 steers and 9 goats, at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds near Warrenton.

Youngsters keep the money from the sale of their animals, minus a small commission to cover auction expenses. The two-day event began Sunday.


Price difference between the least expensive and most expensive Fauquier County homes listed for sale on

A two-bedroom, two-bath home in Remington lists for $166,500.

North Wales, with 22 bedrooms, 13 full baths and three half-baths, lists for $29.95 million. The 1,471-acre estate west of Warrenton includes dozens of supporting buildings and dwellings.


The cost of conducting the May 1 municipal elections in Warrenton, The Plains and Remington, according to Fauquier’s general registrar.

Warrenton’s contest cost $7,005, or $4.66 per ballot cast. Remington’s totaled $1,346, or $24.92 per ballot cast. The Plains election cost $1,296, or $24 per ballot cast.

Poll workers’ salaries account for most of the cost related to the elections. Each precinct has at least three officers. Working from before the polls open at 6 p.m. until after the final tallies, the precinct chief gets $200, assistant chief $150 and regular officer $125.


The number of Fauquier County farms listed in the 12th annual “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” guide that the Piedmont Environmental Council publishes.

Those farms sell directly to consumers, offering everything from fruits, vegetables and meat to eggs, flowers and honey.

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