Adams Co. property tax rates over time
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Adams County and John Wood Community College have the largest rate increases since 2000
With the first round of property tax bills having just arrived in Adams County, a look at tax rates by local taxing bodies since 2000 shows Adams County and John Wood Community College lead the way in tax increases over the last decade.
This chart shows the increases of the County and John Wood at more than 28 percent since 2000.
Even with flat tax rates, property owners generally still pay more taxes due to consistent property value increases, although there was a slight decrease this year for most taxpayers. This is why when it is time for taxing bodies to set a tax rate, politicians discuss that as opposed to the increase in revenue (the levy) they are normally generating.
So while the rate of local taxing bodies has only increased .06 percent since 2000, they are generating far more revenue than they did in 2000.
While the Quincy School District makes up more than 50 percent of the total property tax bill, they have a lower rate since 2000 with only the City of Quincy having reduced taxes more.