Tax Comparisons:


Pro-Parris Tax Anti-Parris Tax
Mean 54.37 Mean 62.89
Median 39.00 Median 51.00
Mode 54.00 Mode 24.00
Range 181.00 Range 150.00
Minimum 9.00 Minimum 16.00
Maximum 190.00 Maximum 166.00
Sum 1250.50 Sum 1509.25
Count 23.00 Count 24.00
Pro- and Anti-Parris Tax Rates 1681
Descriptive Statistics

Filtering the taxpayers into pro- and anti-Parris groups and using descriptive statistics, the economic standing of those members of pro- and anti-Parris factions who paid taxes in 1681 can be determined and compared. As the "Count" row indicates (see above), fewer signers of either petition appeared on the 1681 tax list than in 1690, making comparisons between the groups less valid. Nevertheless, the results are suggestive. As in 1690, members of the anti-Parris group were, on average, wealthier than their opponents. However, where in 1690, the median tax of the two groups was the same, ten years earlier, the anti-Parris median tax was also higher, further supporting the likelihood that in 1681, members of the anti-Parris faction were better off than pro-Parris faction members.

Users can place these pro- and anti-Parris comparisons within the broader framework of Salem Village's tax structure by calculating the descriptive statistics for the entire 1681 tax list.

To compare the relative economic position of individual members of Salem Village's factions, click Next.