U.S. Counties Hitting the Highs (and Lows) in Property Taxes
The residents of Westchester County in New York pay more in property taxes than the typical resident of any other major American county. The average property tax bill for a single family home in Westchester County comes to $14,829 a year.
Want to know how your county stacks up against the rest of the country? Check out our rankings below.
Adjusting for the average cost of single-family homes in each county, homeowners in Allegany County, N.Y. win the award for the highest property tax burden. The average tax obligation of $2,549 in Allegany County amounts to 3.8 percent of the average single family home value; in Westchester County, the average tax obligation is slightly lower, at 2.5 percent of the county's average home value. Nationally, the typical homeowner is spending approximately 1.4 percent of their home's value on annual property taxes. See the full rankings below.
Highest Property Taxes as a Percent of Home Value
- Allegany County, N.Y. (3.76%)
- Milwaukee County, Wis. (3.68%)
- Kendall County, Ill. (3.57%)
- Sullivan County, N.Y. (3.56%)
- Orleans County, N.Y. (3.49%)
Lowest Property Taxes as a Percent of Home Value
- Caroline County, Va. (0.17%)
- Catahoula County, La. and Randolph County, Ark. (0.2%)
- Iberville County, La. and Cumberland County, Tenn. (0.21%)
- Butler County, Pa. and Maui County, Hawaii (0.22%)
- Elmore County, Ala. and De Soto County, La. (0.23%)