Which States Pay The Most in Property Taxes?

Surprise, surprise! California isn't at the top of the list. In fact, the Golden State didn't even crack the top ten out of all fifty states. A recent study by 24/7 Wall Street reviewed the effective property tax rate for all 50 states - meaning the total amount of property taxes paid each year as a percentage of the total value of all occupied homes (data from the 2015 fiscal year).

California ranked 34th on in the country, nestled between Montana and Nevada. Here is how California's numbers breakdown:

  • Effective Property Tax Rate: 0.76 percent

  • Median Home Value: $509,400 (2nd highest)

  • Per capita property taxes: $1,450.91

  • Median household income: $71,805

Here are the 10 states with the highest effective property tax rates:

  1. New Jersey

  2. Illinois

  3. New Hampshire

  4. Wisconsin

  5. Vermont

  6. Texas

  7. Nebraska

  8. Connecticut

  9. Ohio

  10. Rhode Island


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