April 1, 2010 Chart of the day — March Sales Tax by City Cluster
Natural resource/mining based communities and urban edge cities were most dramatically impacted by a decline in March 2010 sales tax revenue. Statewide sales tax is down 12.3% for March, but the cities in these clusters are down well over 20% from last year.
- What are the “natural resource” cluster of communities? There are 26 communities that fit this description (older cities, more rural, low property value per capita, higher dependence on sales tax than property tax). Examples include: Duchesne, East Carbon, and Price.
- What are the “urban edge” cluster of communities? There are 12 cities that fit this description (high per capita commercial land value, moderate population, nearly built out development capacity). Examples include: North Logan, South Ogden, and Washington Terrace.