Where Does the Money Come From?

In FY 2017, county revenues equaled $46.3 billion in total revenues. The total per capita revenue was equal to $2261.68 per person statewide.

Charges for Services represented the largest category of receipts for local governments. Charges for Services accounted for 33.6% of total statewide revenues and $759.70 per capita. Taxes were the second largest revenue category. Taxes accounted for 31.6% of total statewide revenues and $714.76 per capita.
Other Revenues, accounted for 15% of total statewide revenue, and ranked as the third largest revenue source equaling $355.48 per capita.

The smallest category for FY 2017 was Judgments, Fines, & Forfeits which accounted for 0.45% of total statewide county revenues. Judgments, Fines, & Forfeits represented the smallest contribution of statewide revenues with only $10.16 per capita.

Over the last six years, FY 2012 to FY 2017, the proportion of the total revenues for each revenue subcategory remained relatively static. The most significant trend was an overall increase in Taxes and Charges for Services over the six-year time period. Overall, the total amount of revenue increased by $6.4 billion from $39.9 billion in FY 2012 to the $46.3 billion in FY 2017.
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