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Monday Map: Property Taxes By County, 2005-2009 Average

By: Nick Kasprak

After a hiatus, the TaxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. Foundation’s Monday Maps series returns today, starting with a county-level map of median property taxA property tax is primarily levied on immovable property like land and buildings, as well as on tangible personal property that is movable, like vehicles and equipment. Property taxes are the single largest source of state and local revenue in the U.S. and help fund schools, roads, police, and other services. es.

Map of Property Taxes

Note (3/4/11): This map has been revised since it was first published. Shading errors for counties in Nevada, Maryland, Missouri, and Virginia have been corrected.