New Census Data: From 2006 to 2008, NY and NJ Counties Rank Highest in Property Taxes on Homeowners

October 28, 2009

Census Bureau data released yesterday show that over a three-year period (2006, 2007 and 2008), homeowners in New York and New Jersey counties paid the most in property taxes, while those in Louisiana parishes paid the least. In seven New Jersey counties and three New York counties, the median property tax over 2006-2008 is more than 7 percent of median household income, compared to the national median of 2.85%.

Click here for the full press release or view Tax Foundation Fiscal Fact No. 198, “New Jersey and New York Counties Rank Highest in Property Tax, Louisiana Parishes Lowest.”

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