Travel Research

 

TOURISM TAX RELIEF
GARFIELD COUNTY (ENID), OKLAHOMA

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

2016 Garfield County state tax receipts ($ millions): 5.2

2016 Garfield County local tax receipts ($ millions): 5.0

Total Garfield County tax receipts ($ millions): 10.2

Source: Oklahoma Travel Impacts 2010-2016, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by Dean Runyan Associates, Portland, Ore.

Total number of occupied households in Garfield County: 23,981

Source: U.S. Census Bureau State and County Quick Facts, Garfield County, Oklahoma 2016

Divide the total tax receipts by the total number of households. The total is: $425

Therefore, each of the 23,981 households in Garfield County pays $425 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 $425 more in state and local taxes.

2016 Garfield County (Enid) Oklahoma
Tourism Economic Fact Sheet

Yearly 2016 Tourist Activity in Garfield County

Generated $107.6 million in direct tourist spending

Produced $28.4 million in worker income and paychecks

Created $5.0 million in local tax receipts

Created $5.2 million in state tax receipts

Generated 1,550 jobs

Source: Oklahoma Travel Impacts 2010-2016, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by Dean Runyan Associates, Portland, Ore.

On an average day in 2016, tourist spending in Garfield County

Created $27,945 daily in local and state tax revenues

Created $13,699 daily in local tax revenues

Created $14,246 daily in state tax revenues

Generated $18,323 in daily worker paychecks

Source: Oklahoma Travel Impacts 2010-2016, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by Dean Runyan Associates, Portland, Ore.

2016 Tourism Tax Relief for Garfield County households

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

Each household pays $425 less in local and state taxes

Each household pays $208 less in local county taxes

Each household pays $217 less in state taxes

Source: Oklahoma Travel Impacts 2010-2016, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by Dean Runyan Associates, Portland, Ore.

Oklahoma Tourism

In 2016, 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 $8.5 billion in 2016. From 2010-2016, travel spending has increased on average by 2.4 percent per year.

Total travel-generated local and state tax revenue was equivalent to $410 per Oklahoma household. Visitor spending accounted for over 80 percent of this amount. Tax payments of travel industry businesses and employees accounted for the remainder.

Source: Oklahoma Travel Impacts 2010-2016, a study prepared for the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department by Dean Runyan Associates, Portland, Ore.