Winterville Population Soars

The city with the second largest population expansion in the east is Winterville.

The Office of Management and Budget put out the stats Thursday that show Winterville increasing in population from 2000 to 2008 by nearly 87 percent. The current population is nearly 9,000.

Winterville's mayor says he feels many people like living close to Greenville without having the congestion of a big city. The city has also seen a large annexation increase over that time period.

Mayor Doug Jackson believes there is one major reason why so many people are choosing to call winterville home. "The first thing I would say is the tax rate. In 1907 the tax rate for Winterville was 40 cents per $100. Now it's 45 cents."

The town with the largest population increase in the east is Princeville in Edgecombe County.

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  • by Bill Location: Winterville on Oct 16, 2009 at 09:36 AM
    Whats up with Winterville's roadsides, the grass and weeds along the roadways are terrible. look at the entrance around the Handi-mart and SECU
  • by resident Location: wville on Oct 15, 2009 at 09:55 PM
    i agree scott
  • by -- Location: winterville on Oct 15, 2009 at 08:46 PM
    i have to agree main st. is a mess and needs to hurry up and be fixed but on the other half firemen have to eat too, winterville is not all volunteer, they actually have to be with a fire truck and respond to calls, if you ask me money shouldnt be too demanding for a fire dept, of course unless you want to put your own house out? also have you thought about the money that goes to the police dept, paying all the public safety, you know who needs cops firemen and emts, you make a valid point
  • by winterville resident on Oct 15, 2009 at 08:10 PM
    scott the current main street project is being funded through stimulus money which is still tax money but.....
  • by Jason Location: Winterville on Oct 15, 2009 at 07:54 PM
    I agree with Scott, 100%. Also, is a .40 tax not enough, especially when the population grows 87%. I don't see what they are doing with the .40 they are already getting, much less raising our taxes to .45. A big part of the reason people moved to Winterville was the better tax rate. The people need an itemized breakdown of how there tax money is being spent!
  • by William Location: Winterville on Oct 15, 2009 at 07:49 PM
    No traffic of a large city, BULL! They need to four lane evans and old tar. The traffic is so bad trying to get in and out of winterville. What about the sewer taxes it is cheaper to live in Greenville (ie cheaper sewer and doesn't take 40 mins to get to and from work).
  • by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 at 07:34 PM
    What are you looking for Scott? You want a free lunch or a welfare check from the town? Money back into the community...ha...the town has services to pay for like every other town. Maybe one of the firemen will throw you a ham sandwich from the truck next time you see them on one of your alledged three times a day food runs. Maybe you should help pave that street the next three times they have to fix something. Whiner.
  • by Scott Location: Winterville on Oct 15, 2009 at 05:46 PM
    Where is all the tax money going in Winterville? To pay for the volunteer firemen to drive the truck when they go out to eat three times a day (have somebody go and pick food up for you)? To tear up Main Street every year and fix something that should have been fixed the first three times? Lot's of money going in. Not much money going back into the community.

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