These are the states with the highest property taxes

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Many Americans have to pay property taxes. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the average household spends $2,471 on property taxes each year. If you live in one of the 27 states that also have vehicle property taxes, you’re most likely paying an average of $442 more.

However, you may be paying significantly more or less depending on where you live. But how much more?

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WalletHub recently analyzed all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to determine which states are paying the most and least in property taxes. The rankings are based on real-estate tax rates, annual taxes on a $217.5K home, state median home value, and annual taxes on a home priced at the state median home value. More information on their methodology can be found here.

Keeping reading to find out where your state ranks We’ve sorted them from lowest to highest tax rates!

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51. Hawaii

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.28%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $606
  • State Median Home Value: $615,300
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,715

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50. Alabama

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.41%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $895
  • State Median Home Value: $142,700
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $587

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49. Colorado

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.51%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,113
  • State Median Home Value: $343,300
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,756

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48. Louisiana

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.55%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,187
  • State Median Home Value: $163,100
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $890

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47. District of Columbia

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.56%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,221
  • State Median Home Value: $601,500
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $3,378

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46. Delaware

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.57%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,240
  • State Median Home Value: $251,100
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,431

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45. South Carolina

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.57%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,238
  • State Median Home Value: $162,300
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $924

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44. West Virginia

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.58%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,269
  • State Median Home Value: $119,600
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $698

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43. Nevada

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.60%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,310
  • State Median Home Value: $267,900
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,614

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42. Wyoming

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.61%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,319
  • State Median Home Value: $220,500
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,337

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41. Arkansas

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.62%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,358
  • State Median Home Value: $127,800
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $798

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40. Utah

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.63%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,362
  • State Median Home Value: $279,100
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,748

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39. Arizona

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.66%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,446
  • State Median Home Value: $225,500
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,499

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38. Idaho

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.69%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,492
  • State Median Home Value: $212,300
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,456

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37. Tennessee

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.71%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,548
  • State Median Home Value: $167,200
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,190

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36. California

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.76%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,644
  • State Median Home Value: $505,000
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $3,818

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35. New Mexico

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.80%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,740
  • State Median Home Value: $171,400
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,371

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34. Mississippi

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.81%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,751
  • State Median Home Value: $119,000
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $958

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33. Virginia

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.82%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,779
  • State Median Home Value: $273,100
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $2,234

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32. North Carolina

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.84%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,833
  • State Median Home Value: $172,500
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,454

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31. Montana

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.84%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,818
  • State Median Home Value: $230,600
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,928

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30. Indiana

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.85%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,853
  • State Median Home Value: $141,700
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,207

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29. Kentucky

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.86%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,866
  • State Median Home Value: $141,000
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,210

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28. Florida

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.89%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,934
  • State Median Home Value: $215,300
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,914

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27. Oklahoma

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.90%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $1,952
  • State Median Home Value: $136,800
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,228

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26. Georgia

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.92%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $2,006
  • State Median Home Value: $176,000
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,623

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25. Oregon

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.97%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $2,116
  • State Median Home Value: $312,200
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $3,037

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24. Missouri

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.97%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $2,111
  • State Median Home Value: $157,200
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,526

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23. Washington

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.98%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $2,134
  • State Median Home Value: $339,000
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $3,326

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22. North Dakota

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 0.98%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $2,138
  • State Median Home Value: $193,900
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $1,906

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21. Maryland

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 1.09%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $2,370
  • State Median Home Value: $314,800
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $3,430

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20. Minnesota

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.12%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $2,429
  • State Median Home Value: $223,900
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $2,500

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19. Alaska

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.19%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $2,599
  • State Median Home Value: $270,400
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $3,231

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18. Massachusetts

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.23%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $2,667
  • State Median Home Value: $381,600
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $4,679

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17. South Dakota

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 1.31%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $2,857
  • State Median Home Value: $167,100
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $2,195

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16. Maine

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 1.36%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $2,953
  • State Median Home Value: $190,400
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $2,585

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15. Kansas

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.41%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $3,060
  • State Median Home Value: $151,900
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $2,137

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14. Michigan

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 1.54%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $3,343
  • State Median Home Value: $154,900
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $2,381

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13. Ohio

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.56%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $3,390
  • State Median Home Value: $145,700
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $2,271

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12. Iowa

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 1.57%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $3,407
  • State Median Home Value: $147,800
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $2,315

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11. Pennsylvania

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate : 1.58%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $3,442
  • State Median Home Value: $180,200
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $2,852

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10. Rhode Island

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.63%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $3,548
  • State Median Home Value: $261,900
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $4,272

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9. New York

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.72%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $3,749
  • State Median Home Value: $313,700
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $5,407

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8. Nebraska

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.73%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $3,754
  • State Median Home Value: $155,800
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $2,689

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7. Texas

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.80%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $3,907
  • State Median Home Value: $172,500
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $3,099

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6. Wisconsin

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.85%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $4,027
  • State Median Home Value: $180,600
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $3,344

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5. Vermont

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 1.90%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $4,135
  • State Median Home Value: $227,700
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $4,329

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4. Connecticut

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 2.14%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $4,658
  • State Median Home Value: $275,400
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $5,898

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3. New Hampshire

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 2.18%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $4,738
  • State Median Home Value: $261,700
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $5,701

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2. Illinois

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 2.27%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $4,942
  • State Median Home Value: $194,500
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $4,419

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1. New Jersey

  • Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate: 2.49%
  • Annual Taxes on $217.5K Home: $5,419
  • State Median Home Value: $335,600
  • Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value: $8,362

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