Callaway Gardens: By the numbers

May 19, 2012 

Here are various statistics supplied by Callaway Gardens, a tourist attraction operated by the nonprofit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation in Pine Mountain, Ga., just north of Columbus:

ATTENDANCE

July 2007 -- 769,387 visitors (323,263 for Fantasy in Lights)

July 2011 -- 394,629 visitors (168,008 for Fantasy in Lights)

EMPLOYEE COUNT

July 2007 -- 850 full-time equivalents

July 2011 -- 675 full-time equivalents

Today -- About 500 full-time equivalents

Total annual wages paid in 2011 -- $13,492,068

MANAGERS AND TOTAL ANNUAL SALARIES

July 2007 -- 111, $5,772,052 million

July 2011 -- 60, $3,404,024 million

TAXES PAID YEAR ENDED 2011

Harris County real-estate tax -- $251,393

Harris County personal property tax -- $63,181

Harris County ad valorem tax -- $14,150

City of Pine Mountain real-estate tax -- $18,988

City of Pine Mountain personal property tax $21,905

Sales tax paid to state of Georgia -- $1,940,731

Lodging occupancy tax -- $715,608

TOTAL TAXES PAID IN 2011 -- $3,025,956

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