Individual Income Tax
Personal Income Tax
1997 Income Tax Returns By School District
Table Y-2 contains information from 1997 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 5,224,540 Ohio personal income tax returns were
filed for tax year 1997 (April 15, 1998 filing deadline). Of
these, 4,997,534 indicated a school district of residence.
The statewide average income (federal adjusted gross income)
reported on all 1997 tax returns was $42,238 per return, an
increase of 7.2 percent from the 1996 returns. The Indian
Hill Exempted Village School District in Hamilton County
reported the highest average income of all 612 school
districts, with $195,031 per return. The lowest average
income was reported in New Boston Local School District in
Scioto County, with $20,626 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. Ottawa Hills Local
School District in Lucas County reported the highest median
income with $58,101 while the lowest median income was
reported in New Boston Local School District in Scioto County