Monday Map: Property Taxes on Owner-Occupied Housing, By State

September 28, 2009

From the same data used for our latest Fiscal Fact, “New Census Data on Property Taxes on Homeowners,” which ranks the top 10 counties in terms of real estate taxes paid, and real estate taxes paid as a percent of median income, we produce this map.

Because it is a highly visible tax, people often complain about property taxes. This map shows which states have relatively high and low real estate taxes as a percent of median home value. For states, the top three are Texas, New Jersey, and Nebraska, and the lowest three are Louisiana, Hawaii, and Alabama. The top county in the country is Niagara County, New York.

Click on the image for larger size version of “Property Taxes on Owner-Occupied Housing by State.” Click here for the map in printer-friendly or alternative formats (PDF, TIFF).

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