Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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35. Mississippi
>Effective property tax rate:
0.8%
> Median home value: $104,000 (2nd lowest)
> Property taxes paid per tax return: $1,931 (4th lowest)
> County paying the most in real estate taxes: Madison County
> Property taxes paid per tax return in Madison County: $2,713

Santa Barbara, California
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34. California
>Effective property tax rate:
0.81%
> Median home value: $412,700 (2nd highest)
> Property taxes paid per tax return: $5,219 (9th highest)
> County paying the most in real estate taxes: Marin County
> Property taxes paid per tax return in Marin County: $9,283

Kentucky (horse farm)
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33. Kentucky
>Effective property tax rate:
0.85%
> Median home value: $123,800 (5th lowest)
> Property taxes paid per tax return: $2,231 (9th lowest)
> County paying the most in real estate taxes: Oldham County
> Property taxes paid per tax return in Oldham County: $3,562

New Bern, North Carolina
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32. North Carolina
>Effective property tax rate:
0.85%
> Median home value: $155,000 (20th lowest)
> Property taxes paid per tax return: $2,750 (21st lowest)
> County paying the most in real estate taxes: Orange County
> Property taxes paid per tax return in Orange County: $5,594

Fishers, Indiana
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31. Indiana
>Effective property tax rate:
0.86%
> Median home value: $124,300 (6th lowest)
> Property taxes paid per tax return: $2,170 (8th lowest)
> County paying the most in real estate taxes: Boone County
> Property taxes paid per tax return in Boone County: $3,641

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