Data ATTOM Data Solutions indicates that the 2018 average property tax paid by homeowners nationally amounted to $3,498, an increase of +3% from one year ago. Early data from ATTOM also indicates that the average effective property tax rate is 1.16% in 2018.  Cumulatively, property taxes on single-family homes rose to $304B, and increase of +4%.

States having the highest effective tax rates in 2018 included New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Cities with the highest effective tax rates in 2018 included Binghamton NY, Syracuse NY, Rochester NY, Rockford IL and Atlantic City NJ.

According to ATTOM, 55% of its 219 metro statistical areas posted increases in average property taxes above the national average of 3%. These metros included…

  • Los Angeles – +5%
  • Dallas-Fort Worth – +8%
  • Washington DC – +4%
  • Atlanta – +7%
  • San Francisco – +7%
  • Seattle – +14%***
  • Riverside-San Bernardino – +5%
  • Minneapolis – +6%
  • San Diego – +5%
  • Tampa – +4%

States with the lowest effective property tax rates in 2018 included Hawaii, Alabama, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, West Virginia, Delaware, Arizona, Tennessee and Wyoming.

Cities with the lowest effective property tax rates included Laredo TX, Honolulu, Montgomery AL, Tuscaloosa AL and Colorado Springs CO.

ATTOM Data Solutions found nine counties with average annual property taxes over $10,000 in 2018. Those counties included…

  • Westchester County NY – $17,392
  • Rockland County NY – $12,925
  • Marin Count CO – $12,242
  • Essex County NY – $12,261
  • Bergen County NJ – $11,771

Cities with the highest average annual property taxes included…

  • Bridgeport NY – $10,754
  • New York City NY – $9,700
  • San Jose CA – $9,391
  • Trenton NJ – $8,496
  • San Francisco CA – $7,973