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Where Property Tax Dollars Go

(2020 Tax Dollar Distribution)

SUMMARY OF PROPERTY TAXES

TAX DISTRICT TOTAL DISTRICT TAXES TOTAL REGULAR LEVIES TOTAL EXCESS LEVIES
Local Schools 176,283,595.96   176,283,595.96
State School 110,821,999.00 110,821,999.00  
County 44,169,457.41 44,169,457.41  
Cities & Towns 40,254,444.23 37,921,174.46 2,333,269.77
Cemetery Districts 239,054.30 239,054.30  
Road District 20,579,899.59 20,579,899.59  
Fire Districts 44,587,631.53 36,987,357.67 7,600,273.86
Timberland Library 12,940,165.76 12,940,165.76  
Medic One 11,377,398.42 11,377,398.42  
Land Conservation Futures 1,438,973.68 1,438,973.68  
Port of Olympia 6,701,015.59 6,701,015.59  
P.U.D. #1 298,591.01 298,591.01  
Park Districts 6,057,562.42 6,057,562.42  
TOTAL LEVIES 475,749,788.90 289,532,649.31 186,217,139.59
PERCENT OF TOTAL   60.86 39.14

This chart shows how property taxes collected in 2019 are distributed among the 44 taxing districts throughout Thurston County. About 44 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.


Previous Tax Dollar Distribution data