Douglas County's collection of the state's 4.25 percent sales tax were up by 30.31 percent in July compared with revenues collected a year ago.
July's collection of $1.77 million was up about $410,000 compared with the July 1989 collections of $1.36 million, according to Kansas Department of Revenue figures.
Douglas County's state tax receipts for July indicated the county continues to have the fifth wealthiest retail economy in the state.
The four counties ahead of Douglas, their total receipts for July and the percentage change from July 1989 were:
Sedgwick, $12.43 million, up 22.33 percent; Johnson, $11.5 million, up 13.12 percent; Shawnee, $4.7 million, up 16.02 percent; and Wyandotte, $3.0 million, up 14.02 percent.
Immediately behind Douglas County in July collection of the state sales tax were: Saline County, $1.62 million, up 25.78 percent, and Reno County, $1.57 million, up 26.79 percent.
The revenue department also released July collection figures for the half-cent sales tax Lawrence and other area cities levy.
During July, Lawrence merchants collected $226,793 of the local tax, a 9.63 percent increase from July 1989.
Other area cities, their July collection totals and the percentage decrease from the July 1989 totals were:
Baldwin, $4,317, up 61.7 percent; DeSoto, $5,420, up 6.42 percent; Eudora, $5,148, up 39.79 percent; and Perry, $1,780, up 3.08 percent.
Tonganoxie collected $15,483 for its one-cent city sales tax. Tonganoxie collected a half-cent tax a year ago that raised $7,065.