The Average Property Taxes in All 50 States & D.C.

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American homeowners paid property taxes totaling nearly $278 billion in 2016, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions, the nation’s largest property database (Here’s how to cut your property taxes). That means that each of the country’s 84 million single-family homeowners paid an average of $3,296 in property taxes, which amounts to an average 1.15% effective tax rate.

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According to the report, there were nine counties in the country with a population of at least 100,000 that had average annual property taxes of more than $10,000: Westchester, Rockland and Nassau counties in New York; Essex, Bergen, Union and Morris counties in New Jersey; Marin County, California; and Fairfield County, Connecticut.

And of the 586 total counties, there were 32 with average annual property taxes of $7,000 or more, including some in Illinois, Texas, Virginia and Massachusetts.

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Click ahead to see where your state ranks when it comes to property taxes.

50. Hawaii

Effective Tax Rate: 0.32%

Average Home Value: $784,583

Average Property Tax: $2,489

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Honolulu, $2,853

Total Single-Family Homes: 263,544

Total Property Taxes: $655,859,737

49. Alabama

Effective Tax Rate: 0.48%

Average Home Value: $161,853

Average Property Tax: $776

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Birmingham-Hoover, $1,229

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,416,458

Total Property Taxes: $1,099,560,543

48. Colorado

Effective Tax Rate: 0.52%

Average Home Value: $394,604

Average Property Tax: $2,046

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, $2,452

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,474,840

Total Property Taxes: $3,017,021,019

47. Tennessee

Effective Tax Rate: 0.54%

Average Home Value: $181,331

Average Property Tax: $981

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Chattanooga, $1,076

Total Single-Family Homes: 2,462,587

Total Property Taxes: $2,414,870,997

46. Delaware

Effective Tax Rate: 0.56%

Average Home Value: $271,585

Average Property Tax: $1,526

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: N/A

Total Single-Family Homes: 268,144

Total Property Taxes: $409,301,861

45. West Virginia

Effective Tax Rate: 0.57%

Average Home Value: $271,585

Average Property Tax: $802

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Huntington-Ashland, $893

Total Single-Family Homes: 503,299

Total Property Taxes: $403,808,142

44. South Carolina

Effective Tax Rate: 0.63%

Average Home Value: $204,349

Average Property Tax: $1,294

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Charleston, $2,062

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,461,713

Total Property Taxes: $1,891,139,228

43. District of Columbia

Effective Tax Rate: 0.64%

Average Home Value: $772,008

Average Property Tax: $4,915

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, $4,963

Total Single-Family Homes: 48,752

Total Property Taxes: $239,609,457

42. Nevada

Effective Tax Rate: 0.64%

Average Home Value: $293,432

Average Property Tax: $1,873

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Las Vegas, $1,774

Total Single-Family Homes: 701,103

Total Property Taxes: $1,313,426,630

41. Utah

Effective Tax Rate: 0.65%

Average Home Value: $300,245

Average Property Tax: $1,948

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Ogden-Clearfield, $1,831

Total Single-Family Homes: 671,168

Total Property Taxes: $1,307,378,832

40. Arkansas

Effective Tax Rate: 0.67%

Average Home Value: $150,742

Average Property Tax: $1,006

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Little Rock, $1,349

Total Single-Family Homes: 966,864

Total Property Taxes: $972,976,892

39. Arizona

Effective Tax Rate: 0.68%

Average Home Value: $282,423

Average Property Tax: $1,918

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Tucson, $2,437

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,731,919

Total Property Taxes: $3,321,478,730

38. Louisiana

Effective Tax Rate: 0.71%

Average Home Value: $183,591

Average Property Tax: $1,302

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: New Orleans, $1,864

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,303,899

Total Property Taxes: $1,698,204,632

37. Kentucky

Effective Tax Rate: 0.74%

Average Home Value: $165,285

Average Property Tax: $1,217

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Louisville, $1,655

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,352,969

Total Property Taxes: $1,646,371,009

36. Wyoming

Effective Tax Rate: 0.76%

Average Home Value: $222,449

Average Property Tax: $1,691

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: N/A

Total Single-Family Homes: 152,852

Total Property Taxes: $258,423,896

35. California

Effective Tax Rate: 0.77%

Average Home Value: $619,491

Average Property Tax: $4,783

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Bakersfield, $2,399

Total Single-Family Homes: 7,451,864

Total Property Taxes: $35,642,959,906

34. North Carolina

Effective Tax Rate: 0.78%

Average Home Value: $217,560

Average Property Tax: $1,706

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Durham-Chapel Hill, $2,927

Total Single-Family Homes: 2,955,186

Total Property Taxes: $5,041,987,758

33. Montana

Effective Tax Rate: 0.80%

Average Home Value: $242,342

Average Property Tax: $1,950

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: N/A

Total Single-Family Homes: 218,757

Total Property Taxes: $426,566,206

32. Georgia

Effective Tax Rate: 0.86%

Average Home Value: $204,399

Average Property Tax: $1,757

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Atlanta, $2,079

Total Single-Family Homes: 2,989,257

Total Property Taxes: $5,251,647,262

31. Mississippi 

Effective Tax Rate: 0.86%

Average Home Value: $143,357

Average Property Tax: $1,236

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Jackson, $1,424

Total Single-Family Homes: 826,867

Total Property Taxes: $1,021,799,579

30. Washington

Effective Tax Rate: 0.88%

Average Home Value: $406,602

Average Property Tax: $3,592

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Seattle, $4,767

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,847,717

Total Property Taxes: $6,636,087,773

29. Oklahoma

Effective Tax Rate: 0.89%

Average Home Value: $142,683

Average Property Tax: $1,272

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Oklahoma City, $1,650

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,196,564

Total Property Taxes: $1,521,917,123

28. Indiana 

Effective Tax Rate: 0.94%

Average Home Value: $143,016

Average Property Tax: $1,351

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Indianapolis, $1,720

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,938,580

Total Property Taxes: $2,618,310,864

27. Alaska

Effective Tax Rate: 0.96%

Average Home Value: $336,088

Average Property Tax: $3,225

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Huntington-Ashland, $893

Total Single-Family Homes:  148,221

Total Property Taxes: $478,053,738

26. New Mexico

Effective Tax Rate: 0.97%

Average Home Value: $227,540

Average Property Tax: $2,214

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Albuquerque, $2,202

Total Single-Family Homes: 572,602

Total Property Taxes: $1,267,491,253

25. Virginia

Effective Tax Rate: 0.99%

Average Home Value: $321,992

Average Property Tax: $3,181

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Virginia Beach, $2,521

Total Single-Family Homes: 2,311,374

Total Property Taxes: $7,352,471,265

24. Oregon

Effective Tax Rate: 1.02%

Average Home Value: $342,488

Average Property Tax: $3,495

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Portland, $4,146

Total Single-Family Homes: 964,852

Total Property Taxes: $3,372,374,666

23. Idaho

Effective Tax Rate: 1.02%

Average Home Value: $236,120

Average Property Tax: $2,415

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Boise City, $2,213

Total Single-Family Homes: 470,126

Total Property Taxes: $1,135,221,302

22. Florida

Effective Tax Rate: 1.05%

Average Home Value: $278,629

Average Property Tax: $2,936

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, $5,035

Total Single-Family Homes: 5,043,659

Total Property Taxes: $14,808,112,731

21. Maryland

Effective Tax Rate: 1.05%

Average Home Value: $326,151

Average Property Tax: $3,437

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Baltimore, $3,278

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,685,294

Total Property Taxes: $5,793,093,142

20. Minnesota

Effective Tax Rate: 1.06%

Average Home Value: $260,373

Average Property Tax: $2,752

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, $3,507

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,568,498

Total Property Taxes: $4,316,053,505

19. Missouri

Effective Tax Rate: 1.11%

Average Home Value: $173,044

Average Property Tax: $1,923

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: St. Louis, $2,530

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,889,825

Total Property Taxes: $3,633,221,145

18. North Dakota

Effective Tax Rate: 1.11%

Average Home Value: $227,882

Average Property Tax: $2,539

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Fargo, $2,696

Total Single-Family Homes: 165,946

Total Property Taxes: $421,387,935

17. Massachusetts

Effective Tax Rate: 1.21%

Average Home Value: $455,642

Average Property Tax: $5,513

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Boston, $6,624

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,426,203

Total Property Taxes: $7,862,552,338

16. South Dakota

Effective Tax Rate: 1.38%

Average Home Value: $195,438

Average Property Tax: $2,701

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Sioux Falls, $2,753

Total Single-Family Homes: 206,322

Total Property Taxes: $557,236,832

15. Iowa

Effective Tax Rate: 1.43%

Average Home Value: $158,691

Average Property Tax: $2,270

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Des Moines, $3,561

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,100,452

Total Property Taxes: $2,498,309,539

14. Maine

Effective Tax Rate: 1.43%

Average Home Value: $274,961

Average Property Tax: $3,937

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Portland, $4,448

Total Single-Family Homes: 214,542

Total Property Taxes: $844,568,960

13. Kansas

Effective Tax Rate: 1.47%

Average Home Value: $172,654

Average Property Tax: $2,532

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Wichita, $2,153

Total Single-Family Homes: 867,569

Total Property Taxes: $2,196,871,236

12. Nebraska

Effective Tax Rate: 1.50%

Average Home Value: $174,731

Average Property Tax: $2,614

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Omaha, $3,089

Total Single-Family Homes: 567,796

Total Property Taxes: $1,484,030,705

11. Michigan

Effective Tax Rate: 1.52%

Average Home Value: $165,584

Average Property Tax: $2,524

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Ann Arbor, $4,456

Total Single-Family Homes: 3,617,172

Total Property Taxes: $9,128,770,495

10. Wisconsin

Effective Tax Rate: 1.61%

Average Home Value: $199,072

Average Property Tax: $3,196

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Madison, $4,871

Total Single-Family Homes: 1,644,878

Total Property Taxes: $5,256,720,608

9. Rhode Island

Effective Tax Rate: 1.64%

Average Home Value: $316,486

Average Property Tax: $5,195

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Providence-Warwick, $4,800

Total Single-Family Homes: 243,941

Total Property Taxes: $1,267,347,836

8. Ohio

Effective Tax Rate: 1.68%

Average Home Value: $155,415

Average Property Tax: $2,616

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Columbus, $3,636

Total Single-Family Homes: 3,377,526

Total Property Taxes: $8,836,073,431

7. New York

Effective Tax Rate: 1.88%

Average Home Value: $372,854

Average Property Tax: $7,013

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: New York, $9,384

Total Single-Family Homes: 3,170,812

Total Property Taxes: $22,236,206,289

6. Pennsylvania

Effective Tax Rate: 1.89%

Average Home Value: $206,280

Average Property Tax: $3,900

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Philadelphia, $5,324

Total Single-Family Homes: 3,388,941

Total Property Taxes: $13,215,670,426

5. Connecticut

Effective Tax Rate: 2.00%

Average Home Value: $348,513

Average Property Tax: $6,963

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, $10,400

Total Single-Family Homes: 833,532

Total Property Taxes: $5,804,256,783

4. Vermont

Effective Tax Rate: 2.02%

Average Home Value: $255,242

Average Property Tax: $5,150

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Burlington, $5,604

Total Single-Family Homes: 246,689

Total Property Taxes: $1,270,380,094

3. New Hampshire

Effective Tax Rate: 2.03%

Average Home Value: $292,452

Average Property Tax: $5,935

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Claremont-Lebanon, $5,668

Total Single-Family Homes: 321,532

Total Property Taxes: $1,908,139,330

2. Texas  

Effective Tax Rate: 2.06%

Average Home Value: $226,553

Average Property Tax: $4,660

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Austin, $7,012

Total Single-Family Homes: 6,610,286

Total Property Taxes: $30,802,480,121

2. Illinois

Effective Tax Rate: 2.13%

Average Home Value: $227,242

Average Property Tax: $4,845

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Chicago, $5,812

Total Single-Family Homes: 3,203,168

Total Property Taxes: $15,517,823,616

1. New Jersey

Effective Tax Rate: 2.31%

Average Home Value: $367,036

Average Property Tax: $8,477

Highest Average Metro Property Tax: Trenton, $8,103

Total Single-Family Homes: 2,452,282

Total Property Taxes: $20,788,294,213

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