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Unformatted text preview: Municipal Revenues and Expenditures, by major category Municipal revenue comes from a variety of sources, including federal and state governments, taxes and othe charges for services. Generally, larger municipalities rely more heavily on state and federal funds for their revenues than smaller municipalities in part because these cities deliver a broader array of services (social a public safety for example) on behalf of state and federal governments. Smaller cities rely more heavily on th own source revenues, including property taxes and charges for services. Composition of General Revenue* , ** All Municipalities <50,000 50,000-299,999 > 300,000 Federal Government 5% 2% 4% 7% State Government 21 16 20 23 Property Taxes 21 24 24 17 Other Taxes 22 18 19 26 Charges/misc. 29 35 31 25 Other 2 4 3 2 *Table based on data fr the 1997 Census of Governments, Volume 4: State and Local Finances. . Washington, DC: US Census Bureau, Table 13: the 1997 Census of Governments, Volume 4: State and Local Finances....
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