The endless debates about household income and how wealthy PWC is relative to the rest of the country have become tiring. Yes, we’re a high income county, but, as this chart demonstrates, we’re one of the poorest of the high income counties in the area. Our property taxes, as a percentage of household income, are amount the highest in the region, even though our homes values are among the lowest.
When I get the time, I’ll update the chart to include the proposed budgets from the counties around the region. Last year, the local dollars per pupil and percentage of undesignated revenue allocated to public schools by PWC were among the lowest / smallest in the region.