Per Capita Information

The City of Nogales finances the cost of its capital improvements through bonds and lease purchases.  Both of these financing options are a responsible, effective and affordable way to pay for the purchase costs over time just like a homeowner does with the purchase of a house or car. The alternative is to pay cash upfront.  Just like homeowners, the city is not in a position to pay cash for many capital improvements that cost several million dollars.

Capital improvements include road resurfacing, water and sewer line replacements, and park improvements.

To calculate a per capita figure to better illustrate what it costs the City per resident the following formula is used:

  • the city's outstanding long-term debt (principle only) as of June 30, 2014, and sales tax collected for the year divided by
  • the city's population as determined by the 2010 Census

Sales Tax Collected for July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014: $10,959,179 / 20,456 = $535.75 per citizen

Outstanding Debt as of June 30, 2014: $61,986,649 / 20,456 = $3,030 per citizen