An Iolan owning a home with an appraised value of $100,000 will pay property taxes of $1,859.94 this year to support Iola, Allen County, USD 257 and Allen Community College budgets.
That’s $400 more than 10 years ago.
Most of the difference is Allen County’s tax bill. County tax on that $100,000 home increased by 76 percent to $777.78, from a levy of 67.633 mills. The county’s levy 10 years ago was 39.34 mills.