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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Calumet County Ranks #1 in Wisconsin as Best Value for Property Tax Dollars

Chilton, WI - A new study of all 72 Wisconsin counties by SmartAsset, a financial technology company, ranks Calumet County as the best value for property tax dollars throughout the entire state.

SmartAsset analyzed the data and determined the rankings based on property tax rates, school ratings and the crime rate per county.

“We’ve always highlighted the various reasons why families and businesses should choose Calumet County,” said Todd Romenesko, the county’s administrator. “This study is further indication as to what our county has to offer - rural and urban spaces, family-friendly living and growth opportunities for businesses.”

The property tax rate was figured using the number of households, median home value and average property tax rate to arrive at a per capita property tax collected for each county.

In measuring the schools, SmartAsset took the average math and reading scores for all school districts in each county. Schools were ranked between 1 and 10 with 10 being the best based on the scores.

The crime rate factored the number of violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.

A community score was developed based on the school and crime numbers, making a ratio of the school rank to the crime rate per 100,000 residents. SmartAsset used these numbers to create a ratio of the community score to the per capita property tax paid.

“This shows us the counties where people are getting the most bang for their buck, or where their property taxes are going the furthest,” according to the SmartAsset website.

“In addition to the fantastic natural resource opportunities Calumet County offers – lakes, trails, prairies, and parks – it’s great to know that our low crime rates, great schools, and affordable taxes really are a tremendous asset for our current residents and businesses,” Mary Kohrell, Calumet County Economic Development Director, shared.  “And what a great reason for future businesses and residents to learn more about us!”

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