Tax Data Series

Individual Income Tax

Personal Income Tax
1990 Income Tax Returns By School District

Table Y-2 contains information from 1990 Ohio personal income tax returns categorized by school district as indicated by taxpayers on their returns. State law requires that Ohio income tax returns include a line on which taxpayers indicate their school district of residence.

A total of 4,790,965 Ohio personal income tax returns were filed for tax year 1990 (April 15, 1991 filing deadline). Of these, it is estimated 4,673,740 were filed by Ohio residents. Of these, 4,319,804 (92.4 percent) indicated a school district of residence.

It should be noted that since 471,161, or 9.8 percent of state tax returns cannot be associated with any particular school district, the total figures for each school district shown in Table Y-2 are understated. (117,825 of the 471,161 returns are estimated to represent non-resident taxpayers.) However, the average income figure for each school district should not be seriously affected by this.

The statewide average income (federal adjusted gross income) reported on all 1990 tax returns was $30,824 per return, an increase of 3.6 percent from the 1989 returns. The Orange City School District in Cuyahoga County reported the highest average income of all 613 school districts, with $120,462 per return. The lowest average income was reported in New Boston Local School District in Scioto County, with $16,993 per return.

In addition to showing the number of returns filed by residents of each school district, the average income, and the income ranking, Table Y-2 indicates three other items of information for each district. These include the number of personal exemptions claimed on returns (for taxpayer, spouse, and dependents), the total income and the total income tax liability.