New Jersey posts the highest property tax rate in new national study


New Jersey ranked 51st in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

On average, American households pay nearly $2,300 in property taxes on their homes annually, according the WalletHub study. Meanwhile, Americans fail to pay more than $14 billion in property taxes annually, according to the National Tax Lien Association.

In New Jersey, the effective property tax rate was 2.44 percent, meaning that the annual tax bill on a $194,000 home was $4,725, WalletHub reported. The median home value in New Jersey was estimated at $321,100, and owners of median-value homes paid $7,840 in property taxes annually.

Nationwide as of 2017, the median home value stood at $193,500, according to the study. Property tax rankings of red states tended to be about four points lower than blue states, WalletHub reported.

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Which States Have the Lowest Real Estate Property Tax Rates?

RankStateEffective Property Tax RateAnnual Taxes on $194,000 homeState Median Home ValueAnnual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value
1Hawaii0.27%$525$563,900$1,529
2Alabama0.42%$817$132,100$558
3Louisiana0.52%$1,006$152,900$795
4Colorado0.55%$1,065$286,100$1,575
4District of Columbia0.55%$1,055$537,400$2,930
6Delaware0.56%$1,078$238,600$1,329
7South Carolina0.57%$1,108$148,600$851
8West Virginia0.59%$1,132$111,600$653
9Wyoming0.61%$1,186$204,900$1,256
10Arkansas0.63%$1,213$118,500$743
11Utah0.66%$1,280$238,300$1,576
12Nevada0.69%$1,331$216,400$1,489
13Arizona0.72%$1,400$193,200$1,398
14Tennessee0.74%$1,429$151,700$1,120
15Idaho0.75%$1,447$176,800$1,322
16California0.77%$1,490$443,400$3,414
17New Mexico0.78%$1,502$163,900$1,272
18Virginia0.80%$1,550$255,800$2,049
18Mississippi0.80%$1,556$109,300$879
20Montana0.84%$1,625$209,100$1,756
21North Carolina0.86%$1,656$161,000$1,378
21Kentucky0.86%$1,667$130,000$1,120
23Indiana0.87%$1,679$130,200$1,130
24Oklahoma0.90%$1,737$125,800$1,129
25Georgia0.91%$1,769$158,400$1,448
26Florida0.98%$1,897$178,700$1,752
27Missouri0.99%$1,910$145,400$1,435
28North Dakota1.01%$1,962$174,100$1,765
29Washington1.03%$1,996$286,800$2,958
30Oregon1.04%$2,006$265,700$2,755
31Maryland1.10%$2,126$296,500$3,257
32Minnesota1.15%$2,225$199,700$2,296
33Alaska1.19%$2,303$261,900$3,117
34Massachusetts1.22%$2,365$352,600$4,309
35South Dakota1.32%$2,550$152,700$2,012
36Maine1.35%$2,619$179,900$2,435
37Kansas1.40%$2,713$139,200$1,952
38Iowa1.53%$2,960$137,200$2,099
39Ohio1.57%$3,042$135,100$2,124
40Pennsylvania1.58%$3,054$170,500$2,691
41Michigan1.64%$3,179$136,400$2,241
42Rhode Island1.66%$3,206$242,200$4,013
43New York1.68%$3,246$293,000$4,915
44Nebraska1.80%$3,485$142,400$2,565
45Texas1.83%$3,544$151,500$2,775
45Vermont1.83%$3,544$220,600$4,040
47Wisconsin1.94%$3,756$169,300$3,286
48Connecticut2.07%$3,999$270,100$5,582
49New Hampshire2.20%$4,257$244,900$5,388
50Illinois2.31%$4,476$179,700$4,157
51New Jersey2.44%$4,725$321,100$7,840
Source: WalletHub.com; U.S. Census Bureau

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