Travel Research

TOURISM TAX RELIEF
GARFIELD COUNTY (ENID), OKLAHOMA

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

2015 Garfield County state tax receipts ($ millions): 5.6

2015 Garfield County local tax receipts ($ millions): 5.4

Total Garfield County tax receipts ($ millions): 11.0

Source: Oklahoma Travel Impacts 2010-2015, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by Dean Runyan Associates, Portland, Ore.

Total number of occupied households in Garfield County: 23,937

Source: U.S. Census Bureau State and County Quick Facts, Garfield County, Oklahoma 2015

Divide the total tax receipts by the total number of households. The total is: $460

Therefore, each of the 23,937 households in Garfield County pays $460 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 $460 more in state and local taxes.

2015 Garfield County (Enid) Oklahoma
Tourism Economic Fact Sheet

Yearly 2015 Tourist Activity in Garfield County

Generated $116.1 million in direct tourist spending

Produced $29.2 million in worker income and paychecks

Created $5.4 million in local tax receipts

Created $5.6 million in state tax receipts

Generated 1,620 jobs

Source: Oklahoma Travel Impacts 2010-2015, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by Dean Runyan Associates, Portland, Ore.

On an average day in 2015, tourist spending in Garfield County

Created $30,137 daily in local and state tax revenues

Created $14,795 daily in local tax revenues

Created $15,342 daily in state tax revenues

Generated $18.025 in daily worker paychecks

Source: Oklahoma Travel Impacts 2010-2015, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by Dean Runyan Associates, Portland, Ore.

2015 Tourism Tax Relief for Garfield County households

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

Each household pays $460 less in local and state taxes

Each household pays $226 less in local county taxes

Each household pays $234 less in state taxes

Source: Oklahoma Travel Impacts 2010-2015, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by Dean Runyan Associates, Portland, Ore.

Oklahoma Tourism

In 2015, 69 percent of all travel spending in Oklahoma came from out-of-state visitors, residents accounted for 28 percent while 3 percent came from international travelers.

Total direct spending in Oklahoma was $8.6 billion in 2015. Largely due to a decline in the price of motor fuel, total direct travel spending declined by 2.1 percent over the preceding year in current dollars.

Most notably, non-transportation visitor spending (not including motor fuel and visitor air transportation) increased by 2.4 percent over the preceding year. Since 2010, non-transportation visitor spending in the state has increased on average by 4.3 percent in current dollars.

Source: Oklahoma Travel Impacts 2010-2015, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by Dean Runyan Associates, Portland, Ore.