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Average US Real Estate Property Tax Rates by State: See Where Your State Ranks Against Other States

Highest & Lowest Property Tax States

2020 Property Tax Rates

Lowest Rates Highest Rates
Hawaii (0.37%) New Jersey (2.2%)
Alabama (0.44%) Illinois (2.18%)
West Virginia (0.51%) Texas (2.15%)
Colorado (0.54%) Vermont (1.97%)
Utah (0.54%) Connecticut (1.92%)
Tennessee (0.59%) New Hampshire (1.86%)
Nevada (0.6%) New York (1.68%)
Idaho (0.61%) Pennsylvania (1.64%)
Arizona (0.62%) Ohio (1.62%)
Wyoming (0.63%) Nebraska (1.53%)

2020 Property Tax Amount

Lowest Amount Highest Amount
Alabama ($841) New jersey ($9,196)
West Virginia ($849) Connecticut ($7,395)
Arkansas ($1,147) New York ($6,628)
Tennessee ($1,202) New Hampshire ($6,596)
Mississippi ($1,241) Massachusetts ($6,514)

Aggregate & Local Property Tax Stats

  • 2020: In 2020 the average single-family home in the United States had $3,719 in property taxes, for an effective rate of 1.1%. This raised $323 billion in property taxes across the nation.
  • 2019: In 2019 homeowners paid an average of $3,561, raising $306.4 billion.
  • Local Data: ATTOM Data Solutions provides a county-level heat map.

Interactive Map With County Level Tax Data

In 2020 sixteen counties had an average property tax of more than $10,000. The 5 highest were:

  • Rockland County, New York @ $13,931
  • Marin County, California @ $13,257
  • Essex County, New Jersey @ $12,698
  • Nassau County, New York @ $12,386
  • Bergen County, New Jersey @ $12,348

Across the states many individidual counties have widely varying rates when compared across the blended average rate for the state. This map allows you to drill down to see effective local rates.

2019 Property Taxes Paid as a Percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Value

State Effective Tax Rate Rank
United States 1.03%
Alabama 0.37% 49
Alaska 0.98% 21
Arizona 0.60% 39
Arkansas 0.61% 38
California 0.70% 34
Colorado 0.52% 46
Connecticut 1.73% 5
Delaware 0.59% 41
Florida 0.86% 26
Georgia 0.87% 25
Hawaii 0.31% 50
Idaho 0.65% 35
Illinois 1.97% 2
Indiana 0.81% 30
Iowa 1.43% 10
Kansas 1.28% 15
Kentucky 0.78% 31
Louisiana 0.51% 48
Maine 1.20% 16
Maryland 1.01% 20
Massachusetts 1.08% 18
Michigan 1.31% 13
Minnesota 1.05% 19
Mississippi 0.63% 37
Missouri 0.96% 22
Montana 0.74% 33
Nebraska 1.54% 7
Nevada 0.56% 42
New Hampshire 1.89% 3
New Jersey 2.13% 1
New Mexico 0.59% 40
New York 1.30% 14
North Carolina 0.78% 32
North Dakota 0.88% 24
Ohio 1.52% 9
Oklahoma 0.83% 29
Oregon 0.91% 23
Pennsylvania 1.43% 11
Rhode Island 1.37% 12
South Carolina 0.53% 44
South Dakota 1.14% 17
Tennessee 0.63% 36
Texas 1.60% 6
Utah 0.56% 43
Vermont 1.76% 4
Virginia 0.84% 28
Washington 0.84% 27
West Virginia 0.53% 45
Wisconsin 1.53% 8
Wyoming 0.51% 47
District of Columbia 0.58% 42

Note: The figures in this table are mean effective property tax rates on owner-occupied housing (total real taxes paid/total home value). As a result, the data exclude property taxes paid by businesses, renters, and others. D.C.’s rank does not affect states’ ranks, but the figure in parentheses indicates where it would rank if included.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, "2019 American Community Survey"; Tax Foundation calculations.

2018 State & Local Property Taxes Per Capita

State Collections per Capita Rank
United States $1,675
Alabama $598 50
Alaska $2,195 10
Arizona $1,125 34
Arkansas $776 48
California $1,680 18
Colorado $1,616 23
Connecticut $3,107 3
Delaware $931 43
Florida $1,377 29
Georgia $1,205 33
Hawaii $1,358 30
Idaho $1,022 40
Illinois $2,277 8
Indiana $1,033 39
Iowa $1,702 15
Kansas $1,605 24
Kentucky $845 45
Louisiana $894 44
Maine $2,249 9
Maryland $1,693 17
Massachusetts $2,565 6
Michigan $1,465 28
Minnesota $1,649 21
Mississippi $1,061 37
Missouri $1,073 35
Montana $1,711 14
Nebraska $2,010 12
Nevada $1,044 38
New Hampshire $3,362 2
New Jersey $3,378 1
New Mexico $832 46
New York $3,025 4
North Carolina $993 41
North Dakota $1,649 20
Ohio $1,356 31
Oklahoma $771 49
Oregon $1,557 27
Pennsylvania $1,584 26
Rhode Island $2,431 7
South Carolina $1,211 32
South Dakota $1,586 25
Tennessee $799 47
Texas $1,973 13
Utah $1,070 36
Vermont $2,738 5
Virginia $1,699 16
Washington $1,645 22
West Virginia $950 42
Wisconsin $1,680 19
Wyoming $2,012 11
District of Columbia $3,740 1

Note: D.C.’s rank does not affect states’ ranks, but the figure in parentheses indicates where it would rank if included. See Table 43 for people per household by state.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, "Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances"; Tax Foundation calculations.

Calendar Year 2016 Property Taxes

States with the lowest property tax rate are ranked lowest whereas states with the highest rates are ranked highest. The following tables are sortable. Click on any column header to sort by that column. Statewide data is estimated by multiplying the number of single family homes by the average property tax rate & the the average home price.

Rank (Rate) State Tax Rate Avg Home Price Avg Property Tax Highest Metro Area Highest Metro Tax Single-Family Homes Prop Taxes Real Estate Value
1 Hawaii 0.32% $784,583 $2,489 Honolulu $2,853 263,544 $655,859,737 $206,772,142,152
2 Alabama 0.48% $161,853 $776 Birmingham-Hoover $1,229 1,416,458 $1,099,560,543 $229,257,976,674
3 Colorado 0.52% $394,604 $2,046 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood $2,452 1,474,840 $3,017,021,019 $581,977,763,360
4 Tennessee 0.54% $181,331 $981 Chattanooga $1,076 2,462,587 $2,414,870,997 $446,543,363,297
5 Delaware 0.56% $271,585 $1,526 268,144 $409,301,861 $72,823,888,240
6 West Virginia 0.57% $271,585 $802 Huntington-Ashland $893 503,299 $403,808,142 $136,688,458,915
7 South Carolina 0.63% $204,349 $1,294 Charleston $2,062 1,461,713 $1,891,139,228 $298,699,589,837
8 District of Columbia 0.64% $772,008 $4,915 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria $4,963 48,752 $239,609,457 $37,636,934,016
9 Nevada 0.64% $293,432 $1,873 Las Vegas $1,774 701,103 $1,313,426,630 $205,726,055,496
10 Utah 0.65% $300,245 $1,948 Ogden-Clearfield $1,831 671,168 $1,307,378,832 $201,514,836,160
11 Arkansas 0.67% $150,742 $1,006 Little Rock $1,349 966,864 $972,976,892 $145,747,013,088
12 Arizona 0.68% $282,423 $1,918 Tucson $2,437 1,731,919 $3,321,478,730 $489,133,759,737
13 Louisiana 0.71% $183,591 $1,302 New Orleans $1,864 1,303,899 $1,698,204,632 $239,384,121,309
14 Kentucky 0.74% $165,285 $1,217 Louisville $1,655 1,352,969 $1,646,371,009 $223,625,481,165
15 Wyoming 0.76% $222,449 $1,691 152,852 $258,423,896 $34,001,774,548
16 California 0.77% $619,491 $4,783 Bakersfield $2,399 7,451,864 $35,642,959,906 $4,616,362,681,224
17 North Carolina 0.78% $217,560 $1,706 Durham-Chapel Hill $2,927 2,955,186 $5,041,987,758 $642,930,266,160
18 Montana 0.80% $242,342 $1,950 218,757 $426,566,206 $53,014,008,894
19 Georgia 0.86% $204,399 $1,757 Atlanta $2,079 2,989,257 $5,251,647,262 $611,001,141,543
20 Mississippi  0.86% $143,357 $1,236 Jackson $1,424 826,867 $1,021,799,579 $118,537,172,519
21 Washington 0.88% $406,602 $3,592 Seattle $4,767 1,847,717 $6,636,087,773 $751,285,427,634
22 Oklahoma 0.89% $142,683 $1,272 Oklahoma City $1,650 1,196,564 $1,521,917,123 $170,729,341,212
23 Indiana  0.94% $143,016 $1,351 Indianapolis $1,720 1,938,580 $2,618,310,864 $277,247,957,280
24 Alaska 0.96% $336,088 $3,225 Huntington-Ashland $893 148,221 $478,053,738 $49,815,299,448
25 New Mexico 0.97% $227,540 $2,214 Albuquerque $2,202 572,602 $1,267,491,253 $130,289,859,080
26 Virginia 0.99% $321,992 $3,181 Virginia Beach $2,521 2,311,374 $7,352,471,265 $744,243,937,008
27 Oregon 1.02% $342,488 $3,495 Portland $4,146 964,852 $3,372,374,666 $330,450,231,776
28 Idaho 1.02% $236,120 $2,415 Boise City $2,213 470,126 $1,135,221,302 $111,006,151,120
29 Florida 1.05% $278,629 $2,936 Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island $5,035 5,043,659 $14,808,112,731 $1,405,309,663,511
30 Maryland 1.05% $326,151 $3,437 Baltimore $3,278 1,685,294 $5,793,093,142 $549,660,323,394
31 Minnesota 1.06% $260,373 $2,752 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington $3,507 1,568,498 $4,316,053,505 $408,394,529,754
32 Missouri 1.11% $173,044 $1,923 St. Louis $2,530 1,889,825 $3,633,221,145 $327,022,877,300
33 North Dakota 1.11% $227,882 $2,539 Fargo $2,696 165,946 $421,387,935 $37,816,106,372
34 Massachusetts 1.21% $455,642 $5,513 Boston $6,624 1,426,203 $7,862,552,338 $649,837,987,326
35 South Dakota 1.38% $195,438 $2,701 Sioux Falls $2,753 206,322 $557,236,832 $40,323,159,036
36 Iowa 1.43% $158,691 $2,270 Des Moines $3,561 1,100,452 $2,498,309,539 $174,631,828,332
37 Maine 1.43% $274,961 $3,937 Portland $4,448 214,542 $844,568,960 $58,990,682,862
38 Kansas 1.47% $172,654 $2,532 Wichita $2,153 867,569 $2,196,871,236 $149,789,258,126
39 Nebraska 1.50% $174,731 $2,614 Omaha $3,089 567,796 $1,484,030,705 $99,211,562,876
40 Michigan 1.52% $165,584 $2,524 Ann Arbor $4,456 3,617,172 $9,128,770,495 $598,945,808,448
41 Wisconsin 1.61% $199,072 $3,196 Madison $4,871 1,644,878 $5,256,720,608 $327,449,153,216
42 Rhode Island 1.64% $316,486 $5,195 Providence-Warwick $4,800 243,941 $1,267,347,836 $77,203,911,326
43 Ohio 1.68% $155,415 $2,616 Columbus $3,636 3,377,526 $8,836,073,431 $524,918,203,290
44 New York 1.88% $372,854 $7,013 New York $9,384 3,170,812 $22,236,206,289 $1,182,249,937,448
45 Pennsylvania 1.89% $206,280 $3,900 Philadelphia $5,324 3,388,941 $13,215,670,426 $699,070,749,480
46 Connecticut 2.00% $348,513 $6,963 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk $10,400 833,532 $5,804,256,783 $290,496,737,916
47 Vermont 2.02% $255,242 $5,150 Burlington $5,604 246,689 $1,270,380,094 $62,965,393,738
48 New Hampshire 2.03% $292,452 $5,935 Claremont-Lebanon $5,668 321,532 $1,908,139,330 $94,032,676,464
49 Texas   2.06% $226,553 $4,660 Austin $7,012 6,610,286 $30,802,480,121 $1,497,580,124,158
50 Illinois 2.13% $227,242 $4,845 Chicago $5,812 3,203,168 $15,517,823,616 $727,894,302,656
51 New Jersey 2.31% $367,036 $8,477 Trenton $8,103 2,452,282 $20,788,294,213 $900,075,776,152
United States 1.24% $279,715 $3,313 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk $10,400 82,370,722 $272,863,921,610 $23,040,317,386,073

Source: ATTOM Data Solutions via USA Today

Calendar Year 2015 Property Taxes

Property taxes paid as a percentage of owner-occupied housing value. HTML table is sorted alphabetically by state, but column headers can be clicked on to sort by other columns. The final 5 columns show what percent of the state's tax base is driven by each component.

Rank State Abreviation Effective Propert Tax Rate Property Tax Rev General Sales   Individual Income     Corporate Income    Other Taxes
United States US 1.08% 31.3% 23.3% 22.9% 3.7% 18.9%
2 Alabama AL 0.38% 17.4% 29.7% 22.7% 2.8% 27.4%
29 Alaska AK 0.97% 34.9% 3.9% 0.0% 7.3% 53.8%
14 Arizona AZ 0.66% 29.5% 39.6% 15.4% 2.6% 13.0%
10 Arkansas AR 0.59% 18.0% 37.5% 23.4% 3.6% 17.6%
16 California CA 0.72% 25.4% 22.9% 32.2% 4.2% 15.3%
7 Colorado CO 0.55% 31.3% 25.8% 24.2% 3.1% 15.7%
46 Connecticut CT 1.65% 38.3% 15.3% 29.8% 2.4% 14.2%
8 Delaware DE 0.56% 18.8% 0.0% 26.6% 6.9% 47.7%
28 Florida FL 0.93% 35.7% 35.3% 0.0% 3.1% 26.0%
26 Georgia GA 0.89% 32.2% 26.0% 26.3% 2.8% 12.7%
1 Hawaii HI 0.28% 17.2% 37.6% 21.5% 1.6% 22.2%
18 Idaho ID 0.75% 28.7% 26.0% 25.3% 3.6% 16.4%
49 Illinois IL 1.97% 36.5% 14.2% 23.5% 6.3% 19.5%
24 Indiana IN 0.84% 25.9% 28.3% 24.4% 3.5% 17.8%
40 Iowa IO 1.43% 34.5% 21.5% 24.1% 2.8% 17.1%
37 Kansas KS 1.29% 32.8% 30.7% 19.8% 2.6% 14.1%
20 Kentucky KY 0.78% 20.4% 19.7% 31.3% 5.1% 23.4%
3 Louisiana LA 0.48% 21.6% 38.3% 15.2% 2.7% 22.2%
36 Maine ME 1.24% 39.9% 18.7% 22.1% 2.9% 16.4%
32 Maryland MD 1.00% 26.6% 12.5% 37.4% 2.9% 20.5%
34 Massachusetts MA 1.13% 36.3% 13.6% 32.6% 5.4% 12.1%
39 Michigan MI 1.43% 35.4% 23.3% 22.3% 2.4% 16.7%
33 Minnesota MN 1.08% 25.0% 18.3% 31.3% 4.3% 21.1%
11 Mississippi MS 0.61% 26.2% 31.5% 15.9% 5.0% 21.4%
31 Missouri MO 0.98% 27.6% 26.4% 27.0% 2.0% 16.9%
19 Montana MT 0.75% 38.2% 0.0% 27.1% 3.8% 31.0%
44 Nebraska NE 1.59% 36.0% 23.0% 23.1% 3.3% 14.5%
15 Nevada NV 0.68% 24.6% 38.1% 0.0% 0.0% 37.3%
50 New Hampshire NH 1.99% 66.1% 0.0% 1.6% 9.4% 22.8%
51 New Jersey NJ 2.13% 47.5% 15.4% 20.8% 4.1% 12.2%
13 New Mexico NM 0.66% 18.4% 36.8% 15.7% 2.5% 26.6%
38 New York NY 1.38% 30.7% 16.5% 32.1% 6.9% 13.7%
21 North Carolina NC 0.82% 26.3% 22.7% 28.9% 3.8% 18.4%
25 North Dakota ND 0.88% 11.5% 21.1% 6.9% 3.5% 57.1%
43 Ohio OH 1.57% 28.6% 25.0% 26.7% 0.6% 19.1%
22 Oklahoma OK 0.83% 17.5% 33.3% 21.4% 2.9% 24.9%
30 Oregon OR 0.98% 32.9% 0.0% 40.8% 3.4% 22.8%
41 Pennsylvania PA 1.46% 29.8% 16.9% 25.9% 4.6% 22.7%
42 Rhode Island RI 1.51% 44.6% 16.8% 20.0% 2.2% 16.4%
6 South Carolina SC 0.55% 33.5% 24.1% 22.0% 2.1% 18.2%
35 South Dakota SD 1.19% 35.3% 40.4% 0.0% 0.8% 23.4%
17 Tennessee TN 0.72% 26.8% 40.9% 1.2% 5.8% 25.3%
45 Texas TX 1.63% 40.4% 36.0% 0.0% 0.0% 23.6%
12 Utah UT 0.64% 27.7% 24.3% 28.0% 3.0% 17.0%
47 Vermont VT 1.71% 42.2% 10.5% 19.4% 3.0% 24.8%
23 Virginia VA 0.83% 34.7% 13.7% 31.1% 2.1% 18.4%
27 Washington WA 0.93% 29.9% 45.4% 0.0% 0.0% 24.6%
9 Washington D.C. DC 0.57% 32.5% 17.8% 26.3% 6.5% 16.9%
4 West Virginia WV 0.53% 21.5% 16.7% 24.2% 2.8% 34.8%
48 Wisconsin WI 1.72% 36.2% 18.9% 25.7% 3.7% 15.5%
5 Wyoming WY 0.54% 35.5% 27.4% 0.0% 0.0% 37.1%

Source: Tax Foundation

Note: The figures in the effective property tax column are mean effective property tax rates on owner-occupied housing (total real taxes paid/total home value). As a result, the data exclude property taxes paid by businesses, renters, and others. The "Other Taxes" column include excise taxes (such as those on alcohol, tobacco, motor vehicles, utilities, and licenses), severance taxes, stock transfer taxes, estate and gift taxes, and other miscellaneous taxes.

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