Whether you appreciate living in Pike County or not, Pike County has appreciated for you.

Assessed valuation for general tax purposes has risen more than $7 million in the past year, going from $315.6 million in 2018 to $322.8 million this year, according to the Pike County Tax Assessor’s office.

Property valuation for school taxes is slightly higher, at just over $323 million. The difference comes in utility taxes, where there is a little more than $200,000 more in valuation for school taxes as opposed to non-school taxes.

More than half of the county’s valuation sits in the unincorporated area of the county, which is valued at $168.6 million, up by about $600,000.

McComb properties make up a little more than a third of the county’s value, at $108.2 million. That’s an increase of $4 million in value from 2018 to 2019.

Magnolia is valued at $25.2 million, up $1 million; Summit at $11.5 million, up about $700,000; and Osyka at $2.8 million, up about $80,000.

Real property — land and buildings — totals about $190.8 million countywide, accounting for about three-fifths of the valuation. Motor vehicle taxes account for a little more than $53 million.

Personal property — any other movable property not attached to land or buildings — is valued about $46.6 million.

Mobile homes, with their own tax category, are valued at $3.5 million.

Values within the cities and school districts include:

• McComb — Real property, $73.8 million; personal property, $15.7 million; motor vehicle, $141.1 million; utilities, $4.5 million; mobile homes, $83,595.

• Magnolia — Real, $10.2 million; personal, $11 million; vehicle, $2.6 million; utilities, $1.4 million; mobile homes, $64,357.

• Summit — Real, $7.1 million; personal, $2.1 million; vehicle, $1.5 million; utilities, $829,573; mobile homes, $18,256.

• Osyka — Real, $1.6 million; personal, $167,165; vehicle, $526,057; utilities, $498,956; mobile homes, $18,595.

• McComb schools — Real, $95.2 million; personal, $19.9 million; vehicle, $17.7 million; utilities, $6.7 million; mobile homes, $277,100; total, $139.8 million.

• North Pike — Real, $45 million; personal, $9 million; vehicle, $18.4 million; utilities, $5.7 million; mobile homes, $1.7 million; total, $79.8 million.

• South Pike  — Real, $50.5 million; personal, $17.6 million; vehicle, $17 million; utilities, $16.9 million; mobile homes, $1.5 million; total, $103.5 million.

Homestead exemption values include:

• Unincorporated county — $16 million.

• McComb — $6.3 million.

• Magnolia — $1.2 million.

• Summit — $1.1 million.

• Osyka — $309,076.

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