Table 21
PROPERTY TAX LEVIES BY COUNTY

Due in Calendar Years 1996 and 1997

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                1996          1997        Change         Percent
County         ($000)        ($000)       ($000)          Change
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Adams        $11,570        $12,770        $1,200          10.4%
Asotin         7,895          9,244         1,349          17.1
Benton        76,981         86,565         9,584          12.4
Chelan        45,612         48,036         2,424           5.3
Clallam       39,117         42,855         3,738           9.6

Clark        213,517        235,099        21,582          10.1
Columbia       2,785          3,114           329          11.8
Cowlitz       64,933         68,410         3,477           5.4
Douglas       19,134         21,855         2,721          14.2
Ferry          3,235          3,486           251           7.8

Franklin      24,621         26,701         2,080           8.4
Garfield       1,796          1,844            48           2.7
Grant         40,095         43,933         3,838           9.6
Grays Harbor  37,129         39,481         2,352           6.3
Island        48,216         53,368         5,152          10.7

Jefferson     22,427         23,784         1,357           6.1
King       1,673,174      1,728,515        55,341           3.3
Kitsap       155,459        170,134        14,675           9.4
Kittitas      16,841         19,188         2,347          13.9
Klickitat      9,507         10,848         1,341          14.1

Lewis         36,167         39,592         3,425           9.5
Lincoln        8,981          9,633           652           7.3
Mason         32,416         34,809         2,393           7.4
Okanogan      19,497         21,770         2,273          11.7
Pacific       13,905         15,552         1,647          11.8

Pend Oreille   6,879          7,958         1,079          15.7
Pierce       467,870        498,348        30,478           6.5
San Juan      19,772         20,762           990           5.0
Skagit        73,503         80,247         6,744           9.2
Skamania       5,272          5,724           452           8.6

Snohomish    421,102        459,289        38,187           9.1
Spokane      240,950        261,120        20,170           8.4
Stevens       17,097         18,697         1,600           9.4
Thurston     143,321        155,786        12,465           8.7
Wahkiakum      1,922          2,172           250          13.0

Walla Walla   30,827         33,599         2,772           9.0
Whatcom      118,310        126,997         8,687           7.3
Whitman       22,036         22,697           661           3.0
Yakima        99,139        107,002         7,863           7.9

   TOTAL  $4,293,010     $4,570,988      $277,978           6.5%