Who Pays the Highest Property Taxes?
April 28, 2016
The average median property tax rate across the nation is 1.31 percent. That means a home owner with a home valued at $200,000, on average, pays an annual amount of $2,620 in property taxes, according to an analysis by CoreLogic’s data team.
Illinois has the highest median property tax rate at 2.67 percent. Hawaii, on the other hand, has the lowest at 0.31 percent.
Read more: The Property Tax Factor
“While higher median tax rates are seen primarily among states in the northeast, a notable exception is Texas, which has a median property tax rate of 2.17 percent,” CoreLogic reports. “Typically, the states with the highest property tax rates, with the exception of Illinois, have multiple levels of tax collection. Conversely, the majority of states with low median tax rates have a single level of collection at the county level. Other than Hawaii, the lowest median property tax rates are primarily in the Rocky Mountain region and southeastern states.”
CoreLogic calculated the median overall property tax rates nationally by state. Researchers took into account all taxing and collection entities. Take a look at the chart below to see how your state ranks.
Source: “Comparing the Real Cost of Owning Property Across the United States,” CoreLogic’s Insights Blog (April 27, 2016)
Updated: December 10, 2019