Appling County, GA Government

  • Appling County collected $12.9 million in total revenues in 2000. In 2004, the county received $13.2 million, an increase of 2.2%. Total revenue in 2004 equaled $736 per capita. The statewide revenue per capita for this same year was $736.
  • From 2000 to 2004, own source revenues for Appling County rose from $11.2 million to $12.5 million, an increase of 11.9%. Own source revenues include revenues from property taxes, sales taxes, and excise and special use taxes. Per capita own source revenues amounted to $694 in 2004. This compares to a statewide per capita amount of $631.
  • The county collected an average of $308 per capita in property taxes during the past five years. This amount was greater than the average of $240 per capita collected by counties with similarly-sized populations. For the same period, the average per capita amount of county property tax collected in Georgia was $288. On average, property taxes accounted for 45.0% of the county’s own source revenue during the period of 2000 to 2004.
  • General operating expenditures for Appling County in 2000 equaled $8.2 million, or $470 per capita. By 2004, general operating expenditures increased by 24.4% to $10.2 million, or $584 per capita. General operating expenditures per capita for counties with similarly-sized populations was $533 in 2004. The statewide average was $626 per capita during the same period.
  • Historically, the top three expenditure categories for counties are public safety, administration, and health and human services. In 2004, Appling County spent $2.2 million or 13.2% of total county spending on public safety which includes law enforcement, fire services and jails. Expenditures for administration totaled $1.7 million, amounting to 10.4% of total expenditures. The county expended $1.7 million or 10.4% of total expenditures on health and human services.
  • From 2000 to 2004, Appling County had no long-term debt outstanding . Counties with similarly-sized populations held an average of $192.82 per capita during the period.


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