SmartAsset.com recently ranked Floyd County as the top property tax "bang for your buck". "We wanted to know who in the country is getting the best deal for their property taxes. To find that out we answered 3 questions: how good are the schools, how safe is the area and how much are the property taxes," said Alex Silady, SmartAsset.com. "The United States is divided into 3,144 counties (or county equivalents in the case of states like Louisiana and Alaska which use the terms parish and borough). SmartAsset has measured quality of public services (by looking at school rankings and crime rates) in each US county and compared that to the property tax paid per capita. We created a metric we call the tax value index to show where in the country residents get the most and the least for each tax dollar. Schools are ranked from 10 (the best) to 1 (the worst) according to an average of math and reading performance proficiencies in standardized tests, weighted by number of students. Counties that rate a 10 have schools in the top decile in the state. Law enforcement is judged according to violent and property crime rates per 100,000 people. According to the FBI, violent crime includes murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Property crime includes things like burglary, motor vehicle theft and arson. The effective tax rates were derived from national census data: The median amount of tax paid divided by the median home value in each county. To create the tax value index, the county school rankings have been divided by the total violent and property crime rates per 100,000 people in each county and then that number is divided by the average property tax amount paid per person per year to obtain a number representing public service value per tax dollar. We then multiplied that number by 1,000,000 to form the tax value index. Basically, the greater the number, the more residents get for their tax dollars. We then ranked all counties with populations greater than 50,000 people to find the top 10 and the bottom 10, " said Silady. To see who else ranked in the top ten, use this link ---> http://www.smartasset.com/blog/housing/property-tax-who-is-getting-the-best-bang-for-their-buck/
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization established in 1910 working to promote prosperity in Rome and Floyd County for and through its business membership.