TABLE 6.2 Local and State Expenditures, Revenues, and Average Fiscal Balance by Households: New Jersey (1996 dollars per New Jersey household)

 

All

Native

Foreign- Born

Europe/ Canada

Asia

Latin America

Other

Expendituresa

Local

K-12 education

$2,273

$2,162

$2,985

$2,730

$4,002

$2,625

$2,792

All other

868

807

1,251

1,075

1,080

1,606

1,471

Total

3,141

2,969

4,236

3,805

5,082

4,231

4,263

State

K-12 education

1,625

1,585

1,878

1,583

1,985

2,178

1,912

Transfers to households

502

496

530

338

499

928

563

All other

588

566

738

623

813

833

763

Total

2,715

2,647

3,146

2,544

3,297

3,939

3,238

Revenuesb

Local

Property tax

2,949

2,921

3,126

3,485

3,417

2,544

2,967

All other

192

192

188

196

190

182

180

Total

3,141

3,113

3,314

3,681

3,607

2,726

3,147

State

Income tax

1,515

1,526

1,446

1,581

1,852

1,062

1,302

Sales tax

582

586

562

591

646

483

528

All other

618

623

576

622

624

503

522

Total

2,715

2,735

2,584

2,794

3,122

2,048

2,352

Average fiscal balancec

Local

≡ 0

144

-922

-124

-1,475

-1,505

-1,116

State

≡ 0

88

-562

250

-175

-1,891

-886

Total

≡ 0

232

-1,484

126

-1,650

-3,396

-2,002

Note: Other = Africa or Oceania.

a Local government expenditures by community, school district, and county governments include the local share of outlays for K-12 education and an estimate of the household sector's share of "other" local expenditures for such services as public safety, public works, general health, recreation, and the local share of general assistance; see text. State government expenditures include the state share of outlays for K-12 education (school aid), the state's share of transfers to households (AFDC, general assistance, Medicaid, SSI, and miscellaneous state transfer programs), and an estimate of the household sector's share of "other" state expenditures, the most significant of which are expenditures for higher education and municipal assistance, including property tax relief; see text.

b Local government revenues collected by community, school district, and county governments include property taxation and a tax on utilities ("all other"). State government revenues include revenues paid by households under the state income and sales taxes and through various excise taxes ("all other").

c Average fiscal balance equals total revenues minus total expenditures. If the average fiscal balance > 0, then the average household in this category makes a net contribution to the state or local treasury. If the average fiscal balance < 0, then the average household in this category receives a net



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