Table 26

PROPERTY TAX COLLECTIONS AND YEAR-END DELINQUENCY

Statewide Totals 1936-1996

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                    Current Taxes               Delinquent Taxes
Year            Roll         Collections     Due Jan. 1    Collections
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1996       $4,267,303,094  $4,128,912,595   $191,969,432  $117,708,740
1995        3,978,011,029   3,855,949,438    179,258,794   105,213,403
1994        3,698,929,812   3,578,240,422    185,894,647   112,077,184
1993        3,459,208,526   3,333,711,645    185,367,208   107,682,443
1992        3,088,013,037   2,974,643,002    179,675,832   102,582,422
1991        2,830,019,527   2,713,964,382    161,125,041    87,848,916
1990        2,489,388,516   2,401,133,276    159,299,660    92,735,440
1989        2,360,641,012   2,262,584,784    162,942,931    92,752,053
1988        2,148,172,627   2,057,563,730    162,717,181    87,305,883
1987        2,043,318,683   1,945,318,208    152,893,594    82,737,911
1986        1,786,105,314   1,693,545,803    134,435,415    71,883,906
1985        1,676,629,858   1,590,938,162    116,881,719    64,623,647
1984        1,510,422,489   1,438,065,812    112,361,456    62,349,494
1983        1,435,450,474   1,369,265,095    125,461,701    76,770,303
1982        1,245,041,196   1,180,552,702    126,071,176    64,827,171
1981        1,130,092,590   1,062,458,238    118,044,466    58,701,489
1980        1,007,542,305     947,179,997    101,607,218    43,669,528

1975          807,696,756     766,463,520     71,920,968    30,026,271
1970          533,352,149     508,000,355     30,180,508    12,820,182
1965          267,926,402     258,818,324     15,971,601     7,763,864
1960          176,009,580     169,396,853     10,152,998     4,633,012
1955          116,882,542     112,998,479      7,086,396     3,568,268
1950           85,659,296      82,038,204      6,232,684     3,349,215
1945           46,092,054      44,393,091      4,904,694     2,115,157
1940           41,425,682      37,937,552     21,680,587     8,065,291
1935           48,283,672      39,185,275     43,151,103    13,619,763


                   Table 26, Continued         

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                                                           Total Collections
                 Total Current and Delinquent Taxes          as Percent of
 Due January 1     Collections     Net Changes Unpaid Dec. 31 Current Roll
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 $4,459,272,526   $4,246,621,335  ($12,223,951) $200,426,929     99.5%
  4,157,269,823    3,961,162,841     9,238,706   186,868,279      99.6
  3,884,824,459    3,690,317,607   (15,481,557)  179,025,296      99.8
  3,644,575,734    3,441,394,087   (16,657,210)  186,524,441      99.5
  3,267,688,869    3,077,225,424    (4,893,100)  185,570,550      99.7
  2,991,144,568    2,801,813,297    (9,242,977)  180,088,281      98.4
  2,648,688,176    2,493,868,716     6,864,181   161,634,301     105.6
  2,523,583,943    2,355,336,837    (7,183,128)  161,063,980      99.8
  2,310,889,808    2,144,869,613    (2,561,415)  163,486,063      99.8
  2,196,212,277    2,028,056,198    (5,381,453)  162,774,626      99.3
  1,920,540,729    1,765,429,709    (2,071,224)  153,039,796      98.8
  1,793,511,577    1,655,561,809    (3,500,147)  134,449,621      98.7
  1,622,783,945    1,500,415,306    (6,305,590)  116,063,049      99.3
  1,560,912,176    1,446,035,401    (3,363,270)  111,513,504     100.7
  1,371,112,372    1,245,379,869      (259,941)  125,472,562     100.0
  1,248,137,059    1,121,159,730    (1,072,565)  125,904,764      99.2
  1,109,149,521      990,849,528      (138,777)  118,161,216      98.3

    879,617,726      796,489,797    (3,068,774)   80,059,155      98.6
    563,532,655      502,820,536    (2,383,976)   40,328,143      97.6
    238,898,002      266,582,191      (147,695)   17,168,115      99.5
    186,162,578      174,029,865      (643,248)   11,489,465      98.9
    123,968,938      116,566,747       (28,038)    7,374,153      99.7
     91,891,980       85,387,420      (192,509)    6,312,051      99.7
     50,996,748       46,508,248       (73,889)    4,414,611     100.9
     63,106,269       46,002,843    (1,138,890)   15,964,536     111.0
     91,434,775       52,805,038          ---     38,629,737     109.4