TABLE 6.3 Local and State Expenditures, Revenues, and Average Fiscal Balance by Households: California (1996 dollars per California household)

 

All

Native

ForeignBorn

Europe/ Canada

Asia

Latin America

Other

Expendituresa

Local

K-12 education

$974

$768

$1,581

$435

$1,453

$1,888

$1,561

All other

4,549

4,522

4,627

4,587

4,732

4,587

4,624

Total

5,523

5,290

6,208

5,022

6,185

6,475

6,203

State

K-12 education

1,537

1,212

2,496

687

2,294

2,981

2,465

Transfers to households

817

594

1,474

698

1,758

1,581

903

All other

780

704

1,003

686

1,140

882

1,086

Total

3,134

2,510

4,973

2,071

5,192

5,444

4,454

Revenuesb

Local

Property tax

1,059

1,092

965

1,117

1,239

776

1,233

All other

4,464

4,481

4,412

4,453

4,467

4,370

4,484

Total

5,523

5,573

5,377

5,570

5,706

5,146

5,717

State

Income tax

1,738

1,964

1,070

1,549

1,635

620

1,806

Sales tax

688

727

570

662

696

473

736

All other

708

714

701

620

749

703

657

Total

3,134

3,405

2,341

2,831

3,080

1,796

3,199

Average fiscal balancec

Local

≡ 0

283

-831

548

-479

-1,329

-486

State

≡ 0

895

-2,632

760

-2,112

-3,648

-1,255

Total

≡ 0

1,178

-3,463

1,308

-2,591

-4,977

-1,741

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, special 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



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