Where Does the Money Go?

In FY 2017, county expenditures equaled $44.2 billion. The total per capita spending was equal to $2,157.77 per person statewide.

The majority of county spending was concentrated within four expenditure categories statewide: Public Safety, General Government, Other Uses & Non-Operating, and Physical Environment. These four categories accounted for about 71% of total statewide county spending, $1,523.24 in per capita expenditures for FY 2017.

In FY 2017, almost one quarter of all county expenditures (23.48%) were related to Public Safety. The total per capita spending for Public Safety expenditures was $506.94.
General Government expenditures accounted for the second highest expenditure category at 17.24%, while Other Uses & Non-Operating expenditures followed at 15.78% of statewide county expenditures. The total per capita spending for General Government expenditures was $371.98 and $340.43 for Other Uses & Non-Operating expenditures.

Physical Environment expenditures accounted for the fourth highest expenditure category at 14.08% and Transportation expenditures were fifth highest at 11.62% of statewide county expenditures. The total per capita spending for Physical Environment expenditures was $303.89 and $250.81 for Transportation expenditures.

The bottom four expenditure categories of Human Services, Culture & Recreation, Economic Environment, and Court-Related spending collectively accounted for 17.81% of total county expenditures. The total per capita spending for Human Services, Economic Environment, Culture & Recreation, and Court-Related was $172.37, $82.97, $82.81, and $45.87 respectively .
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