Table 23

PROPERTY TAX VALUATIONS, LEVIES AND AVERAGE TAX RATES

By Calendar Year Due, 1910-1998

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                                                            Statewide  
            Assessed Valuation ($000)1      Total Taxes    Average Rate
Year Due     County      State     Total      Levied ($000) Per $1,000 2
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1910       $ 681,070   $109,946   $  791,016     $ 24,994    $ 7.90
1915         865,995    159,466    1,025,461       36,818      8.98
1920         902,525    153,977    1,056,502       60,143     14.23
1925         999,658    148,258    1,147,916       67,004     14.59
1930       1,088,837    162,067    1,250,904       81,095     16.21
1935         852,482    112,669      965,151       48,368     12.53
1940         818,684    159,803      978,487       41,505     10.61
1945         987,810    181,507    1,169,317       46,160      9.87
1950       1,490,903    206,402    1,697,305       86,025     12.67
1955       2,118,359    230,078    2,348,437      116,833     12.44
1960       2,919,367    307,112    3,226,480      175,998     13.64
1965       3,835,198    346,916    4,182,114      267,923     16.02
1970       6,107,912    389,227    6,497,139      533,244     20.52

1975*     38,211,161  2,548,447   40,759,608      806,038     19.78
1976      42,496,185  2,710,696   47,206,880      727,430     16.09
1977      48,357,404  3,023,877   51,381,281      927,390     18.05
1978      56,089,049  3,079,209   59,168,258    1,002,340     16.94
1979      63,105,417  3,477,928   66,583,345    1,064,021     15.98
1980      73,063,044  3,728,925   76,791,969    1,006,737     13.11
1981     105,678,610  4,202,744  109,881,354    1,129,004     10.28
1982     118,395,134  4,850,053  123,245,187    1,242,771     10.10
1983     137,936,548  5,476,328  143,412,876    1,434,255     10.06
1984     134,961,347  5,803,775  140,765,122    1,508,700     10.83
1985     141,743,344  6,453,551  148,196,895    1,678,405     11.44
1986     145,734,943  6,849,528  152,584,470    1,784,467     11.79
1987     151,411,961  7,318,434  158,730,395    2,042,279     12.97
1988     154,633,726  7,603,997  162,237,723    2,354,013     13.88
1989     163,556,767  7,608,043  171,164,810    2,359,013     13.88
1990     170,351,042  7,943,678  178,294,720    2,500,087     14.11
1991     208,685,612  9,213,922  217,899,534    2,842,230     13.14
1992     227,153,758  8,783,292  235,937,050    3,100,151     13.25
1993     253,554,975  9,017,028  262,572,003    3,476,759     13.36
1994     269,290,261  9,277,422  278,567,683    3,718,653     13.44
1995     288,029,506  9,732,584  297,762,090    4,010,103     13.53
1996     303,936,044  9,645,999  313,582,042    4,293,010     13.82
1997     319,421,447 11,021,949  330,443,395    4,570,988     13.93
1998     341,035,599 10,872,297  351,907,896    n.a.          n.a.



1  County assessed valuations, as equalized by the County Board
   of Equalization.  State assessed valuations of inter-county
   utilities and private car companies, as equalized by State Board
   of Equalization for county purposes.

2  Total taxes levied divided by total assessed valuation.  All years
   adjusted to dollars per thousand levied on 100 percent assessment level.

* Valuation basis changed from 25 percent to 50 percent in 1991 and to
  100 percent in 1975.