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2018 State Shared Revenue Estimator

This tool helps cities, towns, and counties in Washington State estimate the shared revenues they can expect to receive from the state government, including liquor, criminal justice, gas tax, multimodal, and marijuana distributions.


Overview

The State of Washington shares revenues from several sources with counties, cities, and towns across the state. These revenues come from a variety of sources and are often distributed on a per capita basis, although some shared revenues are distributed according to other criteria.

In our effort to assist local governments develop their budget forecasts, we provide estimates of the per capita revenues that the state is expected to distribute to cities and counties. This tool provides an easy way for your jurisdiction to see the expected amount of state shared revenues they will receive in the upcoming budget year.

Note: This tool only estimates per capita (population-based) shared revenues. It does not estimate other shared revenues that are distributed according to other statistical factors that are not directly population-based. For a full discussion of state shared revenues, see our 2018 Budget Suggestions publication.

Historic distribution amounts, back to 2013, can be found on the Washington State Fiscal Distributions to Local Entities website.


Instructions

To see your jurisdiction's estimated distributions, simply select the name of your city or county from the drop-down menu. To save or print this information, click "Download" in the bottom right corner and select "PDF."

A few notes:

  • These are estimates for the upcoming calendar year based on the current state budget, the most recent population numbers, and other factors. They are not official distribution numbers.
  • For marijuana excise tax distributions, "[f]unds may only be distributed to jurisdictions that do not prohibit the siting of any state licensed marijuana producer, processor, or retailer" (RCW 69.50.540). While we do our best to track this information (see our page on Marijuana Regulation in Washington State) and update the estimator accordingly, new local ordinances can potentially impact both the per capita and total distribution amounts.
  • While the city "Criminal Justice - Population Based" funds are distributed on a per capita basis, all cities and towns receive a minimum distribution of $1,000 regardless of population size, which is factored into our calculations (RCW 82.14.330(1)(a)(ii)).
  • County liquor distributions are calculated based on unincorporated population only, while county marijuana distributions are based on total population.
  • For the population figures, we used the April 1, 2017 OFM projections for almost all jurisdictions. We increased the populations of Vancouver (+5,000), Bonney Lake (+156), and Bremerton (+100) due to pending annexations that are expected to be completed in time for 2018 distributions, and we reduced the unincorporated populations of Clark, Kitsap, and Pierce counties accordingly.

If you have questions or concerns about these estimates, please contact us.


Last Modified: July 31, 2017