During its more than 45 years of operation, the District’s annual net tax revenue increased from $3.89 million in 1972 to slightly more than $80.5 million in 2018.
In recent years, approximately 84% of the net tax revenues come from the County taxpayers while City residents provide 16% of the District’s tax revenues.
The expansion of the number of Subdistricts from three to five is indicative of the success and vitality of the original concept of a tax supported cultural district. Today, the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District is, perhaps, the largest tax supported cultural district in this country. It is a model that other cities have often attempted to emulate.