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Quick Facts
2004 Population
15,542
2006 Job Tax Credit Tier
2
2005 Tax Millage Rate
37.05
Legal Organ
Brantley Enterprise
Form of Government
Traditional Commission
Service Delivery Region
Region 11
Congressional and Legislative Districts





  • Brantley County collected $5.0 million in total revenues in 2000. In 2004, the county received $8.5 million, an increase of 71.8%. Total revenue in 2004 equaled $547 per capita. The statewide revenue per capita for this same year was $736.
  • From 2000 to 2004, own source revenues for Brantley County rose from $4.8 million to $7.6 million, an increase of 58.2%. Own source revenues include revenues from property taxes, sales taxes, and excise and special use taxes. Per capita own source revenues amounted to $486 in 2004. This compares to a statewide per capita amount of $631.
  • The county collected an average of $194 per capita in property taxes during the past five years. This amount was less 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 52.0% of the county's own source revenue during the period of 2000 to 2004.
  • General operating expenditures for Brantley County in 2000 equaled $5.1 million, or $348 per capita. By 2004, general operating expenditures increased by 18.0% to $6.0 million, or $411 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, Brantley County spent $1.2 million or 16.0% of total county spending on public safety which includes law enforcement, fire services and jails. Expenditures for administration totaled $829,099, amounting to 10.7% of total expenditures. The county expended $915,984 or 11.8% of total expenditures on health and human services.
  • From 2000 to 2004, Brantley County had an average of $604,000 in long-term debt outstanding, resulting in an average per capita debt of $40. This amount was less than the $193 per capita average of counties with similarly-sized populations.
      

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