The States With The Highest Property Taxes in the Country

Congratulations to New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, New Hampshire, and Vermont. These states have the highest property taxes in the country. The states with the lowest property taxes? They might surprise you.

ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest fused property database, today released a 2016 property tax analysis for more than 84 million U.S. single family homes. The results show that property taxes levied on single family homes in 2016 totaled $277.7 billion. This an average of $3,296 per home and an effective tax rate of 1.15 percent.

The states with the highest property taxes in the country mostly include large, urban centers. New Jersey and Illinois, for example, are large states with at least one major city.

On the other side the states with the lowest property taxes tend to have more rural areas and lack a major US city.

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