Table 25

PROPERTY TAX COLLECTIONS AND YEAR-END DELINQUENCY

Amounts by County for Calendar Year 1996

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                    Current Taxes            Delinquent Taxes
County      1996 Tax Roll  Collections    Due 1/1/96 Collections
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Adams        $11,570,487  $11,178,737       $79,888    $332,094
Asotin         7,910,389    7,373,163       696,498     266,496
Benton        48,582,220   46,871,768     4,285,954   1,232,708
Chelan        45,642,388   44,407,154     1,647,908     824,227
Clallam       39,131,070   37,845,069     1,506,813     859,136

Clark        213,517,392  205,192,430     9,108,587   5,167,008
Columbia       2,784,603    2,721,628        92,767      69,756
Cowlitz       64,969,735   63,421,981     2,556,513   1,269,537
Douglas       19,177,254   18,412,247       746,323     429,698
Ferry          3,235,449    3,093,046       278,231     157,480

Franklin      24,537,639   23,501,688     1,387,995     859,861
Garfield       1,795,487    1,783,091        14,943      10,337
Grant         40,126,115   39,047,116     1,723,288   1,089,556
Grays Harbor  37,256,774   35,091,332     2,767,798   1,471,674
Island        48,214,875   46,230,054     2,329,526   1,299,600

Jefferson     22,427,964   21,766,558     1,074,726     569,562
King       1,673,169,1491,629,336,624    51,736,659  33,387,721
Kitsap       155,547,473  148,830,876     8,917,224   5,282,117
Kittitas      16,851,480   16,319,104       961,409     611,003
Klickitat      9,508,678    9,024,735       846,327     445,251

Lewis         36,167,330   34,745,787     2,368,056   1,261,388
Lincoln        8,981,388    8,755,099       299,305     164,647
Mason         32,473,690   30,907,344     2,463,985   1,482,134
Okanogan      19,497,248   18,054,290     2,594,026   1,327,142
Pacific       13,904,875   12,778,583     1,924,875     858,971

Pend Oreille   6,879,290    7,315,400       641,736   3,199,625
Pierce       468,112,688  449,726,215    29,483,160  18,815,193
San Juan      19,778,103   19,003,374     1,583,021   1,099,118
Skagit        73,590,562   71,257,570     2,825,712   1,478,407
Skamania       5,271,528    5,037,300       412,978     231,538

Snohomish    421,186,399  408,833,448    19,955,260  11,510,249
Spokane      243,270,144  233,675,430    12,605,268   8,034,933
Stevens       17,137,444   16,320,080     1,290,811     682,686
Thurston     143,212,386  138,064,201     6,958,391   3,745,925
Wahkiakum      1,922,783    1,823,713       191,935     118,009

Walla Walla   30,717,388   30,101,298     1,279,158   1,115,321
Whatcom      118,421,581  114,877,606     5,206,192   3,086,809
Whitman       22,033,987   21,595,393       572,933     313,747
Yakima        98,787,659   94,592,063     5,953,253   3,548,077

TOTAL     $4,267,303,094$4,128,912,595 $191,969,432$117,708,740


                      Table 25, Continued

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               Total Current And Delinquent Taxes 
                                                                   Collections
                                        Net Changes     Unpaid    as Percent of
            Due 1/1/1996   Collections  During 1996   12/31/1996   Current Roll
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Adams        $12,250,375  $11,510,831    $648,351     $1,387,895       99.5%
Asotin         8,606,887    7,639,659     (68,266)       898,962       96.6
Benton        52,868,174   48,104,476      99,312      4,863,010       99.0
Chelan        47,290,296   45,231,381    (164,226)     1,894,689       99.1
Clallam       40,637,883   38,704,205    (195,346)     1,738,332       98.9

Clark        222,625,979 210,359,438   (1,928,754)    10,337,787       98.5
Columbia       2,877,370   2,791,384         8,386        94,372      100.2
Cowlitz       67,526,248  64,691,518        61,742     2,896,472       99.6
Douglas       19,923,577  18,841,945      (78,156)     1,003,475       98.3
Ferry          3,513,680   3,250,526        60,718       323,872      100.5

Franklin      25,925,634   24,361,549       165,596     1,729,681       99.3
Garfield       1,810,430    1,793,428         4,408        21,410       99.9
Grant         41,849,403   40,136,672        11,837     1,724,568      100.0
Grays Harbor  40,024,572   36,563,006     (179,048)     3,282,418       98.1
Island        50,544,401   47,529,654     (307,490)     2,707,257       98.6

Jefferson     23,502,690    22,336,120        2,197     1,168,766       99.6
King       1,724,905,808 1,662,724,344  (11,302,669)   50,878,795       99.4
Kitsap       164,464,697   154,112,993     (456,536)    9,895,167       99.1
Kittitas      17,812,889    16,930,107      131,665     1,014,447      100.5
Klickitat     10,355,005     9,469,986       29,683       914,702       99.6

Lewis         38,535,386   36,007,175      (50,800)     2,477,411       99.6
Lincoln        9,280,693    8,919,746       (2,817)       357,927       99.3
Mason         34,937,675   32,389,478     (209,321)     2,338,876       99.7
Okanogan      22,091,274   19,381,432     (187,385)     2,522,457       99.4
Pacific       15,829,750   13,637,554      (84,819)     2,107,377       98.1

Pend Oreille   7,521,026   10,515,025     3,732,396       738,396      152.9
Pierce       497,595,848  468,541,408       176,622    29,231,062      100.1
San Juan      21,361,124   40,102,492       138,462     1,397,094      101.6 
Skagit        76,416,274   72,735,977     (145,461)     3,534,836       98.8
Skamania       5,684,506    5,268,838        71,312       486,980       99.9

Snohomish    441,141,659  420,343,697     (424,165)    20,373,796       99.8
Spokane      255,875,412  241,710,363     (626,278)    13,538,771       99.4
Stevens       18,428,255   17,002,766         9,409     1,434,898       99.2
Thurston     150,170,777  141,810,126     (701,910)     7,658,741       99.0
Wahkiakum      2,114,718    1,941,722         4,725       177,720      101.0

Walla Walla   31,996,546   31,216,619       (3,494)       776,433      101.6
Whatcom      123,627,773  117,964,415     (439,483)     5,223,875       99.6
Whitman       22,606,920   21,909,140      (55,193)       642,587       99.4
Yakima       104,740,912   98,140,140        30,845     6,631,615       99.3

Total     $4,459,272,526$4,246,621,335 ($12,223,951) $200,426,929       99.5%