Property Taxes in Each State


The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has a fascinating State-by-State Property Tax Visualization Tool that presents information about property taxes in all 50 states (and DC).  Their interactive map allows users to easily view and compare key property tax statistics among all 50 states along with companion tables & charts that display numerical values for key property tax system variables for each state, DC, and the U.S.  The average reliance across the whole county is 30%.

“Reliance on the property tax varies markedly across the U.S.  In New England, local governments rely heavily on the property tax, with local governments in five of the six New England states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) deriving at least half of their general revenue from the property tax. In contrast, local governments in the East South Central region (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee) rely on property taxes for less than one quarter of their general revenues…”


Percentage of each state’s reliance on property taxes

Click here to see all the data at the Lincoln Institute.


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