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Who pays the highest taxes in Worth County?

The Northwood Anchor of Northwood, Iowa

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With property owners throughout Worth County recently receiving tax statements, many may be wondering who in the county pays the highest taxes, and who pays the least. Information on tax levies distributed at a recent meeting of the Worth County Board of Supervisors shows where Worth County residents living in certain areas rank, in terms of the levy rates they pay.

The Worth County residents that pay the highest total tax levy are those that live in the city of Manly, who pay a total combined levy of $37.56254 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation. That figure includes the city's tax levy, as well as levies from the county, area college and school district.

The city with the next highest tax levy was the city of Kensett, at $34.47718 per $1,000 of valuation.

Northwood property owners have the third highest levy rate, at $34.34353 per $1,000 of valuation.

That is followed by the city of Fertile, with a levy of $34.02196; Hanlontown, with a levy of $31.37031; and Grafton, with a levy of $29.84590. Qf Worth County cities, Joice has the smallest levy, at $29.74099.

Of rural Worth County residents, those that pay the highest tax levy are those that live in the Forest City school district in Fertile township, where the levy is $26.13706. That is a change from the last year, when those living in the Northwood-Kensett school district in Lincoln Township paid the highest rate.

The rural residents who pay the smallest levy rate this year, and last, both among their rural peers and county-wide, are those that live in the St. Ansgar school district in Deer Creek Township. The levy rate in that area is $23.56722 per $1,000 of valuation.

Amongst school districts with borders in Worth County, the Forest City school district had the highest levy rate this year, at $15.43304. N-K had the fourth highest levy amongst the five districts in Worth County, at $13.58624. The school district with the smallest levy was the St. Ansgar school district, at $13.26587.

That order was a change from the previous year, when N-K had the highest levy rate, at $15.37276. North Central had the smallest levy rate last year, and the second highest this year.



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Original Publication Date: September 2, 2009



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