Tax Data Series

Individual Income Tax

Personal Income Tax
1995 Income Tax Returns By School District

Table Y-2 contains information from 1995 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 5,080,489 Ohio personal income tax returns were filed for tax year 1995 (April 15, 1996 filing deadline). Of these 4,863,115 indicated a school district of residence.

The statewide average income (federal adjusted gross income) reported on all 1995 tax returns was $36,814 per return, an increase of 5.6 percent from the 1994 returns. The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District in Hamilton County reported the highest average income of all 612 school districts, with $171,026 per return. The lowest average income was reported in North Bass Local School District in Ottawa County, with $18,559 per return.

In addition to showing the number of returns filed by residents of each school district, the average and median income, and the income rankings, 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.

Median Ohio adjusted gross income is used by the Department of Education in calculating school aid. Hudson Local School District in Summit County reported the highest median income with $48,281 while the lowest median income was reported in North Bass Local School District in Ottawa County with $12,935.