Travel Research

TOURISM TAX RELIEF GARFIELD COUNTY (ENID), OKLAHOMA

State and local tax revenues attributable to travel spending in Garfield County

2012 Garfield County state tax receipts ($ millions): 5.05

2012 Garfield County local tax receipts ($ millions): 2.95

Total Garfield County tax receipts ($ millions): 8.00

Source: The Economic Impact of Travelers on Oklahoma Counties 2011-2012, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by the U.S. Travel Association, Washington D.C.

Total number of households in Garfield County: 26,801

Source: U.S. Census Bureau State and County Quick Facts, Garfield County, Oklahoma 2011

Divide the total tax receipts by the total number of households. The total is: $298

Therefore, each of the 26,801 households in Garfield County pays $298 less in state and local taxes as a result of taxes generated by tourism economic activity.

In other words, if it were not for state and local taxes generated by tourists in Garfield County, each Garfield County household would pay $298 dollars more in state and local taxes.

2012 Garfield County & Enid, Oklahoma Tourism Economic Fact Sheet

Yearly 2012 Tourist Activity in Garfield County

Generated $105.15 million in direct tourist spending

Produced $11.71 million in worker income and paychecks

Created $2.95 million in local tax receipts

Created $5.05 million in state tax receipts

Generated 700 jobs

Source: The Economic Impact of Travelers on Oklahoma Counties 2011-2012, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by the U.S. Travel Association, Washington D.C.

On an average day in 2012, tourist spending in Garfield County

Created $21,918 daily in local and state tax revenues

Created $8,082 daily in local tax revenues

Created $13,836 daily in state tax revenues

Generated $32,082 in daily worker paychecks

Source: The Economic Impact of Travelers on Oklahoma Counties 2011-2012, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by the U.S. Travel Association, Washington D.C.

2012 Tourism Tax Relief for Garfield County households

As a result of taxes generated by tourist activity in the county

Each household pays $298 less in local and state taxes

Each household pays $110 less in local county taxes

Each household pays $188 less in state taxes

Source: The Economic Impact of Travelers on Oklahoma Counties 2011-2012, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by the U.S. Travel Association, Washington D.C; and U.S. Census Bureau State and County Quick Facts, Garfield County, Oklahoma 2011

Garfield County – Enid and Oklahoma Tourism

Domestic travelers spent nearly $7.2 billion on transportation, lodging, food, entertainment and recreation, and retail shopping during their Oklahoma trips in 2012, an increase of 6.1 percent over 2011. Garfield County’s increase over the same time period was 29.4 percent, to $105.15 million. 

Garfield County moved from 9th to 8th out of Oklahoma’s 77 counties in tourism spending in the 2012 study, jumping ahead of Canadian County (Yukon, Mustang, El Reno).

Source: The Economic Impact of Travelers on Oklahoma Counties 2011-2012, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by the U.S. Travel Association, Washington D.C.