Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes

Wisconsin (farm)
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5. Wisconsin
>Effective property tax rate:
1.96%
> Median home value: $164,700 (24th lowest)
> Property taxes paid per tax return: $4,622 (12th highest)
> County paying the most in real estate taxes: Menominee County
> Property taxes paid per tax return in Menominee County: $6,483

Connecticut, Countryside
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4. Connecticut
>Effective property tax rate:
1.98%
> Median home value: $267,200 (7th highest)
> Property taxes paid per tax return: $7,294 (3rd highest)
> County paying the most in real estate taxes: Fairfield County
> Property taxes paid per tax return in Fairfield County: $10,189

3. New Hampshire
>Effective property tax rate:
2.15%
> Median home value: $236,400 (13th highest)
> Property taxes paid per tax return: $6,954 (4th highest)
> County paying the most in real estate taxes: Grafton County
> Property taxes paid per tax return in Grafton County: $7,684

Illinois suburb
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2. Illinois
>Effective property tax rate:
2.32%
> Median home value: $171,900 (24th highest)
> Property taxes paid per tax return: $6,357 (5th highest)
> County paying the most in real estate taxes: Lake County
> Property taxes paid per tax return in Lake County: $9,355

New Jersey
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1. New Jersey
>Effective property tax rate:
2.38%
> Median home value: $313,200 (4th highest)
> Property taxes paid per tax return: $8,943 (the highest)
> County paying the most in real estate taxes: Essex County
> Property taxes paid per tax return in Essex County: $11,641

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