Where Property Tax Dollars Go

(2013 Tax Dollar Distribution)

SUMMARY OF PROPERTY TAXES

TAX DISTRICT TOTAL DISTRICT TAXES TOTAL REGULAR LEVIES TOTAL EXCESS LEVIES
Local Schools 128,883,743.56   128,883,743.56
State School 59,721,417.00 59,721,417.00  
County 34,447,016.65 $34,447,016.65  
Cities & Towns 28,973,522.91 26,352,878.32 2,620,644.59
Cemetery Districts 198,562.20 198,562.20  
Road District 20,304,912.03 $20,304,912.03  
Fire Districts 25,797,012.59 23,591,150.50 2,205,862.09
Timberland Library 9,878,331.53 $9,878,331.53  
Medic One 9,538,133.85 $9,538,133.85  
Land Conservation Futures 1,205,213.00 $1,205,213.00  
Port of Olympia 4,864,179.46 $4,864,179.46  
P.U.D. #1 250,092.55 $250,092.55  
TOTAL LEVIES 324,062,137.33 190,351,887.09 133,710,250.24
PERCENT OF TOTAL   58.74 41.26

This chart shows how property taxes collected in 2013 are distributed among the 43 taxing districts throughout Thurston County. About 40 percent of the property taxes come from excess levies approved by a vote of the people. Voters see value in good schools, good fire protection, and good emergency response and "give permission" for increased taxes when they pass property tax levies.

* = districts with voter-approved levies


Previous Tax Dollar Distribution data