Top 10 U.S. Counties with the Greatest Effective Property Tax Rates

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According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2019 Property Tax Analysis just released, U.S. property taxes levied on single family homes in 2019 totaled $306.4 billion, up 1 percent from $304.6 billion in 2018. The average tax amount of $3,561 per home in 2019, equates to an effective tax rate of 1.14 percent.

The report noted the average property taxes of $3,561 for a single-family home in 2019 was up 2 percent from the average property tax of $3,498 in 2018. The effective property tax rate of 1.14 percent in 2019 was down from the effective property tax rate of 1.16 percent in 2018.

ATTOM’s annual property tax reports analyze property tax data collected from county tax assessor offices nationwide at the state, metro and county levels along with estimated market values of single-family homes calculated using an automated valuation model (AVM). The effective tax rate is the average annual property tax expressed as a percentage of the average estimated market value of homes in each geographic area.

ATTOM’s 2019 property tax analysis featured the states with the highest effective property tax rates, including Illinois (2.22 percent), New Jersey (2.19 percent), Texas (2.11 percent), Vermont (2.11 percent), and Connecticut (2.04 percent).

The report also noted the top metros, among those with a population of at least 200,000, with the highest effective property tax rates, including Binghamton, New York (3.11 percent); Syracuse, New York (3.00 percent); Rockford, Illinois (2.84 percent); Rochester, New York (2.80 percent); and Atlantic City, New Jersey (2.60 percent).

Here, we reveal the top 10 U.S. counties with the greatest effective property tax rates in 2019, among those counties with 10,000 or more single family homes in 2019: Alcona County, MI (6.61 percent); Bureau County, IL (4.17 percent); Allegany County, NY (3.84 percent); Salem County, NJ (3.79 percent); Sullivan County, NY (3.55 percent); Livingston County, IL (3.39 percent); Kalkaska County, MI (3.35 percent); Camden County, NJ (3.32 percent); Val Verde County, TX (3.24 percent); and Chenango County, NY (3.22 percent).

ATTOM’s 2019 property tax analysis also reported on the states and metros with the lowest effective property tax rates. The states with the lowest effective property tax rates were Hawaii (0.36 percent), Alabama (0.48 percent), Colorado (0.52 percent), Utah (0.56 percent), and Nevada (0.58 percent).

Among the top metro areas included in the report, those with the lowest effective property tax rates were Daphne, Alabama (0.33 percent); Honolulu, Hawaii (0.35 percent); Montgomery, Alabama (0.38 percent); Tuscaloosa, Alabama (0.39 percent); and Colorado Springs, Colorado (0.41 percent).

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