Cranberry is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state with a 19% increase in population between 2000 and 2010. Given its attractiveness for both residential and commercial development, its growth is expected to continue at a similar pace. Cranberry first completed a market analysis as part of its comprehensive plan update as a tool to guide decision-making in developing the Cranberry Plan, the Township’s 25-year community plan.
Cranberry’s government operations are financed by a combination of user fees and taxes on real estate, business revenues, individual earned income, property transactions, and local employment. The Township uses both contractors and elected tax collectors to collect recurring tax payments. Butler County’s Recorder of Deeds collects real estate transfer taxes at the time a property is sold. Real Estate Property Taxes are based on Butler County’s property assessment in 1969 dollars.