States With the Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes

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Montpelier, Vermont, USA town skyline at twilight.
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5. Vermont
> Effective property tax rate: 1.7%
> Median home value: $223,700 (17th highest)
> Per capita property tax collections: $2,331 (5th highest)
> Median household income: $56,990 (20th highest)

Milwaukee Houses, Wisconsin
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4. Wisconsin
> Effective property tax rate: 1.7%
> Median home value: $168,300 (22nd lowest)
> Per capita property tax collections: $1,843 (12th highest)
> Median household income: $55,638 (23rd highest)

Springfield, Illinois State Capitol Building
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3. Illinois
> Effective property tax rate: 2.0%
> Median home value: $180,300 (24th highest)
> Per capita property tax collections: $1,982 (9th highest)
> Median household income: $59,588 (18th highest)

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA Skyline on the Merrimack River.
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2. New Hampshire
> Effective property tax rate: 2.0%
> Median home value: $244,500 (13th highest)
> Per capita property tax collections: $2,690 (3rd highest)
> Median household income: $70,303 (7th highest)

Colorful Victorian Houses in Cape May County, New Jersey
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1. New Jersey
> Effective property tax rate: 2.1%
> Median home value: $322,600 (4th highest)
> Per capita property tax collections: $2,989 (the highest)
> Median household income: $72,222 (4th highest)