Whitfield County collected
in total revenues in 2000. In 2004, the county received
Total revenue in 2004 equaled
$951 per capita.
The statewide revenue per capita for this same year was
From 2000 to 2004, own source revenues for Whitfield County
from $32.0 million
to $60.3 million,
Own source revenues include revenues from property taxes,
sales taxes, and excise and special use taxes.
Per capita own source revenues amounted
to $674 in 2004.
This compares to a statewide per capita amount of
The county collected an average of
per capita in property taxes during the past five years. This amount was
the average of
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
On average, property taxes accounted for
28.0% of the county's
own source revenue during the period of 2000 to 2004.
General operating expenditures for Whitfield County in 2000
equaled $47.0 million,
per capita. By 2004, general operating expenditures
to $62.3 million,
or $745 per capita.
General operating expenditures per capita for
counties with similarly-sized populations was
in 2004. The statewide average was
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,
Whitfield County spent
$12.3 million or
of total county spending on public safety which includes
law enforcement, fire services and jails. Expenditures for administration
$12.7 million, amounting to
of total expenditures. The county expended
$22.5 million or
of total expenditures on health and human services.
From 2000 to 2004, Whitfield County had an average of
$36.7 million in
long-term debt outstanding,
resulting in an average per
capita debt of $423.
This amount was
per capita average of counties with similarly-sized populations.