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Quick Facts
2004 Population
22,093
2006 Job Tax Credit Tier
1
2005 Tax Millage Rate
22.91
Legal Organ
The Blade
Form of Government
Commission-Administrator
Service Delivery Region
Region 9
Congressional and Legislative Districts





  • Emanuel County collected $10.3 million in total revenues in 2000. In 2004, the county received $11.4 million, an increase of 10.0%. Total revenue in 2004 equaled $515 per capita. The statewide revenue per capita for this same year was $736.
  • From 2000 to 2004, own source revenues for Emanuel County rose from $9.5 million to $10.3 million, an increase of 8.5%. Own source revenues include revenues from property taxes, sales taxes, and excise and special use taxes. Per capita own source revenues amounted to $468 in 2004. This compares to a statewide per capita amount of $631.
  • The county collected an average of $198 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 44.0% of the county's own source revenue during the period of 2000 to 2004.
  • General operating expenditures for Emanuel County in 2000 equaled $6.1 million, or $281 per capita. By 2004, general operating expenditures increased by 35.4% to $8.3 million, or $380 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, Emanuel County spent $1.7 million or 16.9% of total county spending on public safety which includes law enforcement, fire services and jails. Expenditures for administration totaled $1.3 million, amounting to 12.7% of total expenditures. The county expended $655,619 or 6.6% of total expenditures on health and human services.
  • From 2000 to 2004, Emanuel County had an average of $5.5 million in long-term debt outstanding, resulting in an average per capita debt of $253. This amount was greater than the $193 per capita average of counties with similarly-sized populations.
      

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